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The Fratellis, The Ceremonies and Conway

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Wonder Ballroom (map) Northeast
Fri., Nov. 8, 9 p.m. 2013 All Ages

Wonder Ballroom
$15-17

Scottish trio the Fratellis take all the good bits and drippings from rock music over the past four decades and do something fun, but not necessarily interesting, with it—it's more yummy than nutritious. The cool thing is that these lads don't take it, or themselves, too seriously. Over the course of three full-lengths, beginning with 2006's Costello Music, the Fratellis have taken bites from the best—the aforementioned (Elvis) Costello, the Knack, the Stone Roses—throwing their influences into one fast and hooky romp after another. The band took five years to release their latest, We Need Medicine, a record that slows the pace slightly but retains the gooey center. Opening is St. Louis native Conway, who takes '80s pop and rubs a little dirt on it (her single "Big Talk" is an immediate earworm). Needless to say, if you're sitting still at tonight's show you're not drinking enough Red Bull and vodkas. MARK LORE

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-284-8686
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
http://wonderballroom.com

Venue Hours
  • Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Nov. 8, 9 p.m. 2013
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