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Hits and misses populate KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas gig
Hits and misses populate KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas gig

The hits just kept on coming, in many shades of distortion: Soft rock, indie rock, pop rock, arena rock, grunge rock, synth rock, ska rock, all merged into a mess of fist-pumping anthems with shout-along choruses. On Sunday, the second night of commercial rock radio powerhouse KROQ's 25th annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert, which featured sets by Tears for Fears, No Doubt, Alt-J, Vance Joy, Interpol and more, the choruses were echoed en masse by a capacity crowd at the Forum. "Shout, shout, let it all out / These are the things I can do without," sang Tears for Fears’ Roland Orzabal with great enthusiasm during the night’s most illuminating throwback set....

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