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MS MR, Great Wilderness 

When: Mon., Aug. 12, 9 p.m. 2013
Price: $0.94
When New York duo MS MR came through Portland in June, they had a bunch of gear stolen out of their van at the Best Western out by the airport. They're returning, undaunted, less than two months later, stopping up for a quick Portland show as part of 94/7's I Saw Them When series after playing San Francisco's Outside Lands festival. Tickets are already sold out, assuring a much less shitty welcome for the band this time around. Their thunderous, high-drama pop is gorgeous, if grimly serious, like an unsmiling fashion model photographed amid stunning, exotic surroundings. Local opening band Great Wilderness were victims of a recent instrument theft as well. There was a happy ending, though: Drummer Josh Kennedy found his stolen drums on Craigslist and set up a successful sting operation to get them back. NED LANNAMANN

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