The Raveonettes were created with strict rules in mind. All the music on their first release, Whip It On, was written in B flat minor, using no more than three chords for each track. The guitars and amps are all Fenders. The look: '50s film noir. The sound: Phil Spector harmonies, with Jesus and Mary Chain supermuff guitar scuzz. Initially, the blueprint seemed to be paying off. Whip It On stirred up enough buzz to get the band signed to Columbia Records. But after milking and manipulating the formula on a couple of modestly performing full-lengths, the Danish duo have relaxed their self-imposed restrictions and opened up their palette. Touring in support of their upcoming release Lust, Lust, Lust (due out in Europe November 5), expect a heavy dose of new material along with darkly tinged favorites like "Attack of the Ghostriders" and "Love in a Trashcan." With Nicole Atkins and the Sea & Gliss.
Sun., Oct. 21, 8 p.m., 2007
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