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Tapes 'n Tapes and The Chain Gang of 1974


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Wed., Aug. 24, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

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Minneapolis outfit Tapes 'n Tapes return to Portland for the second time since the January release of their third album, Outside. Credit must be given to the band for not collapsing under the scrutiny the band won when they became blog-critics' darlings after releasing their 2005 debut The Loon, or the backlash that came when their unsurprisingly-not-as-good sophomore effort Walk It Off came out in 2008. From this vantage point, Outside contains most of the same qualities that made Tapes 'n Tapes sound neat six years ago, minus a few curveballs and a noticeable lack of freshness. Meanwhile, Denver's the Chain Gang of 1974 are (name notwithstanding) '80s fetishists right down to the Rick Astley white-soul vocals. Again, the letter-perfect shtick might've seemed nifty if these tracks were circulating on blogs five years ago, but Chain Gang's Wayward Fire is like sitting through a rerun. NED LANNAMANN

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  • Wed., Aug. 24, 9 p.m. 2011
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