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Review: Franz Ferdinand gets loose at the Echoplex
Review: Franz Ferdinand gets loose at the Echoplex

“Almost everything could be forgotten,” Alex Kapranos sang Tuesday night at the Echoplex, and that’s a truism he’s observed firsthand. The stylish frontman of Glasgow’s Franz Ferdinand is the rare survivor from the dance-rock revival that occupied hipsters in the mid-2000s before giving way inevitably to subsequent trends; Kapranos and his bandmates have outlasted comrades from Radio 4 and Moving Units and the Dead 60s, and they’ve done it by staying cheerfully on-message. Unlike the Killers, a former dance-rock act that’s found endurance in embracing other (bigger) sounds, Franz Ferdinand still believes in chicken-scratch guitar riffs and...

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