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Barenaked Ladies, OMD, Howard Jones

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Marymoor Park Eastside
Sat., July 16, 6 p.m. 2016 All Ages

$44.50-$79.50

What an odd bill: two mediocrities sandwiching British synth-pop royalty Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). Canada’s Barenaked Ladies are the aural equivalent of khaki trousers. Are they really worthy of your important nostalgia dollars? Nuh-uh. Howard Jones? I don’t think even staunch 1980s-pop worshipper Charles Mudede can muster interest in this über-bland Englishman now. If you’re going to trek to Marymoor Park, do so for OMD, whose precious, immaculate compositions have influenced hundreds since their early-’80s heyday. Their self-titled 1980 debut LP remains a masterpiece of enchanting melodies, fascinating rhythms, and cherubic vocals. At their best, core members Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys recast Kraftwerk’s elegant electro-pop gestalt to a Northern English sensibility. OMD’s tunes have weathered the decades better than most in the genre and soundly refute the misconception that synth-based music lacks emotion. DAVE SEGAL

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Marymoor Park

6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA
206-205-3661
http://marymoorconcerts.com

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  • Sat., July 16, 6 p.m. 2016
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