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Relient K (acoustic), Sherwood, Deas Vail 

When: Sun., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. 2010
Price: $15-18

Bright melodies and crisp harmonies spring out of Relient K like dancing waters from a sidewalk fountain. Their earnest enthusiasm isn't particularly pie-eyed, but it is exultant, mining the musical fault line that runs from MxPx to Weezer. Their pop-punk sound's recently tended more toward the former, losing some breeziness and immediacy to production and sonic detail. The greater pageantry has cost the quintet some of its mirth, but frontman Matt Thiessen's voice is built for the band's anthemic pop approach. He has a gift for evocative couplets, too. That's plenty to fuel the music's buoyant spirit. With Sherwood and Deas Vail. —Chris Parker

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