The Sounds at Culture Room, October 12
Swedish power-poppers the Sounds have been saddled with Blondie comparisons since the beginning, an obvious but accurate tag. Like that legendary New York new wave act, the Sounds are fronted by an unforgettable, high-cheekboned blond beauty with a fierce stage presence and sharp style. But musically, the comparison isn't too far off either. The Sounds have perfected a just-punk-enough, high-octane brand of danceable rock that laces a little spice under all that sugar. The band's 2002 debut album, Living in America, spun social commentary into the dance jams, though its fourth and latest, Something to Die For, decidedly focuses on more radio-friendly fare.
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