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Vicious Pleasures, Happy Noose, Night Wave 

When: Sun., Feb. 16, 8 p.m. 2014
The dark and elastic punk played by Olympia's Happy Noose takes the listener through a record collector's shelf. Take Amagosa and Haunted, the pair of recently released EPs on which the band ventures down shadowy streets of late '70s England, as they echo the gothic rock and post-punk sound of that era. Frontman Ryan Scott's vocals are doused in gloom, and the fresh but familiar take on the unreleased Joy Division track "Pictures in My Mind" slots in nicely with Happy Noose's original material. The EPs signal a change of pace from the group's 2011 self-titled debut, where songs like "Remember the Days" and "One Way Ticket" saw the trio approaching more uptempo power-pop territory. There's a spring-in-step delivery that remains consistent even when the mood fluctuates, which gives the band the power to keep an audience bouncing throughout a set. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

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