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Blue Skies for Black Hearts, Tennis Pro, The Blast Majesty and Your Rival

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Fri., July 8, 9 p.m. 2011 All Ages

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On its new EP, Portland power-pop quartet Your Rival has found an immensely lovable sound, an ecstatic marriage between the shambling crunch of Pavement and the vocal-happy, pure-pleasure-center of solo McCartney. The result is that Seven Sparkling Children is one of the most immediately likable local releases in recent memory, packed with eager-to-please melodies up front and a charming acoustic wooziness on the EP's closing three tracks. Frontman Mo Troper (a former Mercury intern) has recorded previous Your Rival material largely on his own, but here he's rounded out with guitarist Jarret Domen, bassist Parker Johnson, and drummer Nate Sonenfeld. Headlining the show are vintage-pop preservationists Blue Skies for Black Hearts, whose newest album Embracing the Modern Age contains a bevy of great tracks that are more than worthy of your next mixtape. NED LANNAMANN

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  • Fri., July 8, 9 p.m. 2011
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