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The Naked & Famous, The Chain Gang of 1974 and White Arrows


Roseland (map) Northwest
Thu., Oct. 13, 9 p.m. 2011 21+


No Light, the Naked and Famous' 2008 EP just re-released by their Universal Music overlords, sees the New Zealand band in slightly rawer form, with songs that sound like they could have been made by mere mortals. But there's still a hint of the huge arena pop that would grace their monumentally successful debut LP Passive Me, Aggressive You, a record that sounds like it was etched onto the stratosphere by titans the size of skyscrapers. That the Naked and Famous don't have a ton of personality of their own actually works in their favor—it's that much easier for a listener to project one's self onto their gargantuan hooks. And while it's probably worth taking a trip to the bar during the overly trodden retro-synth shtick of the Chain Gang of 1974, stick around for openers White Arrows, who take the quirky synth jitter of bands like Nurses and cheerfully re-coif it in a sparkly LA sheen. NED LANNAMANN


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

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  • Thu., Oct. 13, 9 p.m. 2011
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