T'was the Night Before Deck

True to form, 107.7 The End's Deck The Hall Ball this year includes radio-friendly groups like Mumford and Sons, Death Cab for Cutie, and Foster the People, so it seems logical that the precursor to that show should feature groups poised to take the next step toward "Pumped Up Kicks"-level ubiquity. Also sponsored by The End, 'Twas The Night Before Deck will be headlined by Grouplove, a Los Angeles rock group who seem primed for iPod ads—they sound a little like Modest Mouse, a little like The Killers, and a lot like mediocrity. On the other hand, the earnest pop-rock of locals The Lonely Forest might never appear in a car commercial, but it's probably the best reason to check out this show. With Chain Gang of 1974. ANDREW GOSPE

Tue., Dec. 6, 7 p.m., 2011

 
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