Tonight: Hypernova at Studio Seven, The Temptations & The Four Tops at Tulalip Casino

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Hypernova, with Abandon Kansas, We Hate The Desert, Blame It On The Girl, The Monostereo. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 286-1312. 7:30 p.m. $10.

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Tonight: Hypernova at Studio Seven, The Temptations & The Four Tops at Tulalip Casino

  • Tonight: Hypernova at Studio Seven, The Temptations & The Four Tops at Tulalip Casino

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    Hypernova, with Abandon Kansas, We Hate The Desert, Blame It On The Girl, The Monostereo. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 286-1312. 7:30 p.m. $10. All ages. Hypernova could have been arrested for playing their music. In their home country of Iran, Western music is banned from the radio on the basis of moral code, and to imitate it is another crime entirely. They couldn't practice where they'd be heard, and every show held in secret was played at risk of getting locked up or publicly flogged (seriously). But play they did, and if that's not rock and roll, then I don't know what is. Now based in NYC, the foursome released Through the Chaos in April, full of dark, angular dance rock worth every night of sticking it to the man. MARY PAULINE DIAZ

    The Temptations & The Four Tops. Tulalip Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Marysville, 360-651-1111. 7 p.m. $45-$65. Eddie Kendricks: Dead. Melvin Franklin: Dead. Paul Williams: Dead. David Ruffin: Dead. Al Bryant: Dead. Otis Williams: Hey, he's still alive! So, as an original member of Motown soul legends the Temptations, Williams gets to keep using the Temptations name while touring the globe with four other dudes you've probably never heard of, performing all those old classics you know and love. Is it a sham, like if Marky Ramone drafted three pals with leather jackets and toured as the Ramones? Maybe. But if you can accept that it's basically just glorified karaoke, you'll probably have a decent enough time singing along to the tunes and watching the synchronized dance moves. Same goes for fellow Motown icons the Four Tops, which also features one surviving original member. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
     
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