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Keane and Youngblood Hawke

Crystal Ballroom (map) Downtown
Tue., Jan. 8, 8 p.m. 2013 All Ages

Youngblood Hawke
$30-35

Youngblood Hawke's "We Come Running" lines itself up perfectly with the kind of empty epicness of gang-vocal pop anthems like fun.'s "We Are Young" and the Journey-with-banjos motif of a majority of the Mumford and Sons catalog. It makes sense, then, that the band would be opening for Keane, one of the most overrated, formulaic, and schmaltzy bands to have ever sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Their totally safe fourth LP, Strangeland, further removes them from blatant Beatles-lite hacks to synth-crutched pop robots slinging songs destined to bump in every Forever 21 in every country forever. This isn't to say that this show won't be totally sold out, and that everyone in attendance will most likely feel invigorated and cleansed and hoarse. Because the world is, in fact, ending. Slowly. Happy New Year. RYAN J. PRADO

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
225-0047
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.
http://www.mcmenamins.com/425-crystal-ballroom-home

Venue Hours
  • Doors usually open an hour before show time.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., Jan. 8, 8 p.m. 2013
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