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Coheed & Cambria and Neverender


Roseland (map) Northwest
Wed., Sept. 10, 9 p.m. 2014 All Ages


When Coheed and Cambria began rising to the surface in the early '00s, a friend told me to check them out, claiming they sounded like Rush. I sampled them and laughed at the comparison, finding the only similarity in vocalist Claudio Sanchez's high register, and swiftly tossed them off as teenie-pop, post-hardcore nonsense. Years later, with a wiser, more open mind, I found that the Rush parallel still isn't quite spot on, but also not as farfetched as I'd thought. Like Rush, Coheed and Cambria make music with heady progressive elements that somehow have pop appeal and accessibility as well. They do this while spinning a grand sci-fi concept that stretches across their entire discography, which is something our favorite Canucks also have dabbled in. Will I reach for anything in Coheed and Cambria's discography before I put on 2112? Certainly not. But I won't scoff at them, either. ARIS WALES


8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Open for shows. See schedule.

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows. See schedule.
Event Times
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  • Wed., Sept. 10, 9 p.m. 2014
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