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Gold Coast, The Charming Youngsters, Youth League

When: Sat., July 25, 9 p.m. 2015

Like dogs that look like their owners, some band names perfectly encapsulate the acts that have them. (See also: Metallica, Devo, Rancid.) Raleigh’s Charming Youngsters are, indeed, charming, as their bouncy tunes belie world-weary lyrics and sophisticated musical nuance. Gentle tunes explode into gigantic choruses, rushing headlong into maximalist, euphoric pop that suggests the grandeur of Broken Social Scene. (Their preferred turn of phrase is “stadium rock for weirdos.”) Just as savvy is “Free,” the lead single from Gold Coast’s The Time It Took Us To Build, which the Raleigh quartet celebrates the impending release of tonight, gleams as if plated with gold. Latticework guitar lines, laid over skittering drums, glitter and coruscate in the verses. Choruses surge with distortion, but the fuzz is not so dense as to murk up Gold Coast’s progressive tendencies. It brings to mind the cosmopolitan polish of early Interpol, but with a muscular modern-rock bent. Youth League open.—Patrick Wall

Price: $5

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