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Friday, February 13, 2009

Sunday To-Do: Foxy Shazam

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FOXY SHAZAM
7 p.m., the Village. $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.

Who said the kids don't know how to throw a party? In a sea of young, weepy white boys hiding behind punk-pop riffs and angular haircuts, Cincinnati's Foxy Shazam rise above, not by sacrificing bombast or soaring vocals, but by trading emo (or its louder and faster cousin, screamo) for a brand of glammed-out hardcore pop that's novel among the band's contemporaries — it's really fun. The typical bass, guitar and fiercely banged drums share the stage with bouncy piano and lead singer Eric Sean Nally's huge, wild vocals. Here's betting that, even on the Lord's day, a dance party breaks out. The A.K.A.s and Dr. Manhattan open.

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