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Oh Darling, Sean Flinn & The Royal We, DJ Cooky Parker 

When: Sat., May 10, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $8
Portland-originated band Oh Darling returned from a stint in LA in time to release their fourth album, Beauty in Commotion. And it's a guileless pop delight, full of sugar-sweet melodies and alternately propulsive and dreamy beats. The immediate winner is opening track "Runaway," which will make bereft fans of the Sundays happy for the first time since that band quit in 1997. The sunny, strummy tune is a pleasure pill that will surely be licensed by TV and film in no time (if it hasn't been already). "I Feel Right" is even better, juggling a deft, interlocking song structure with perhaps the album's most impassioned performance; its wordless hook is something Nate Ruess could turn into a massive global hit, but there's no way he could make it sound any better than Oh Darling does. The four-piece celebrates Beauty in Commotion's release with a show in the Secret Society's ballroom, just up the stairs from the studio where the album was recorded. NED LANNAMANN

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