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Ticket alert: The Jesus and Mary Chain Oct. 2 in Miami

The Jesus and Mary Chain (@TheMaryChain) announce Oct. 2 show in Miami.

You know that trope about the Velvet Underground, the one positing that few people heard the Andy Warhol-approved band's debut album upon its release in 1967 but everyone who did went on to form a band of their own? Well, William Reid was only 8 years old when "The Velvet Underground and Nico" first arrived in record stores. His brother, Jim, was 6. And while it's easy to imagine the Reid brothers as the coolest kids in their Scottish elementary school, it's unlikely they spent recess wondering what the hell that banana was doing on the album's cover.

There's no denying, however, the influence of Lou Reed and his VU bandmates on the Jesus and Mary Chain, the noisy, scrappy and arguably influential band the Reids debuted in 1983. Before breaking up in 1999, the Jesus and Mary Chain released six albums of guitar-driven, fuzz-boxed pop, including 1985's "Psychocandy," 1989's "Automatic" and 1992's "Honey's Dead." The Jesus and Mary Chain, which reunited in 2007 to play the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, will perform "Pyschocandy," its debut album, from beginning to end Friday, Oct. 2 at the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center in Miami. Ticket will go on sale Friday, July 31.

Since reuniting, the Reids, who could teach Oasis' ever-squabbling Gallagher brothers a thing or two about sibling rivalry, have openly discussed a new Jesus and Mary Chain album, which would be the band's first since 1998's "Munki." As Jim Reid told the music-news website Consequence of Sound in April: "The new album is the most recent bone of contention between my brother and myself. We're getting there. We're kind of finally coming around to agreeing on how it should be recorded. I would say that there will be a new Mary Chain record, but we haven't actually started recording it yet."

As for the 30-year-old "Psychocandy," whose "Just Like Honey" the Jesus and Mary Chain performed with Scarlett Johansson at that Coachella reunion, Jim Reid confirmed to Rolling Stone in April that the Velvet Underground heavily influenced its recording, as did bands the Reids didn't like.

"Actually, it was the crap coming out of the radio that made us want to be in a band more than anything else," Reid recalled, "because it was like, 'Why is everything we hear so [expletive] awful?' That was the main driving force: how bad things were."

Go to OlympiaTheater.org or TheJesusAndMaryChain.UK.com.

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