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Magic! pulls out all its tricks at El Rey Theatre
Magic! pulls out all its tricks at El Rey Theatre

“How do you want to be remembered?” asks Nasri Atweh in the final song on his band’s debut album, "Don't Kill the Magic." The band, we should clarify, is called Magic! (complete with exclamation point). And in keeping with such a dramatic name, Atweh offers several high-flown options in response: “As a sinner or a saint?” he sings, “A hero or a villain?” For Atweh himself, the choices are more concrete: Will he be remembered for his work behind the scenes or in the spotlight? A successful producer and songwriter who’s helped create hits for Justin Bieber and Pitbull, Atweh is now seeking stardom of his own with Magic!, an L.A.-based four-piece whose breezy pop-reggae tune “Rude” is shaping...