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MusicfestNW: Saves the Day, Into It Over It, Hostage Calm 

When: Fri., Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $18
Saves the Day have been a couple different bands (or many more, if you count the never-ending lineup changes). The group's first two records, Can't Slow Down (recorded while singer and sole constant member Chris Conley was still in high school) and Through Being Cool are considered by many pop-punk enthusiasts to be among the genre's crowning achievements. The following two records, however, revealed that Conley's relevance as a songwriter extended far beyond the Warped Tour's boundaries: 2001's Stay What You Are represented everything great and pure about emo before it was co-opted by the mainstream, and 2003's In Reverie (which was produced by legendary Elliott Smith producer Rob Schnapf) showed the band moving in a mature, promising direction. Unfortunately, the group's last three records have all been separate installments in a convoluted, vaguely conceptual rock opera trilogy, something Conley—or anyone—can't pull off interestingly. But here's the good news: The group's forthcoming, self-titled record has been touted by the band as a return to form. My fingers are crossed for songs about girls. MORGAN TROPER

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