The Raveonettes

That they cover Sonic Youth's "100%," Stereolab's "French Disko," and the Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back" is as neat a clue to the Raveonettes' reverberating gothic T.A.M.I. Show sound as their list of famous fans and collaborators (which includes the Dum Dum Girls, Moe Tucker, Martin Rev, Ronnie Spector, and the Jesus and Mary Chain). Yet that daunting sound, so arch and remote, is both a door and barrier to the great Danish expat boy-girl duo. As they absorb piano ("Observations") and the Smiths ("She Owns the Streets") on their latest and seventh album, Observator, can we admit that they've written great songs all along? With Parisian opener Melody's Echo Chamber. 18+, $17, 8 p.m. 629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis; 612.333.7399.
Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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