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Camden rocks the Rumble

Posted by Scott McLennan  April 9, 2013 08:43 AM

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Remember, it's called the Rock 'n' Roll Rumble. So when the dust settled Monday at Night 2 of the Rumble, the most traditional rock 'n' roll band among the four competitors took the win and advanced to the semi-finals.

Camden was that band, playing a relentless 30-minutes of unpretentious, guitar-driven rock 'n' roll you could trace back to the early Stones and Who but given its own contemporary twist. The songs were catchy, the playing tight, and the good mood infectious without turning sappy.

Camden emerged from a tough and diverse field that included the gnarled art-punk of Endation, the poised pop of the Deep North, and the symphonic dance rock of Herra Terra.

The Rumble preliminaries continue tonight_ Tuesday_ at TT the Bear's in Cambridge with Eddie Japan, Supermachine, Glenn Yoder and the Western States, and Blackbutton. The first band goes on at 9 p.m.

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Scott McLennan is a Boston Globe music correspondent and previously wrote a music and entertainment column for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for 15 years. After seeing the band Boston in the Boston Garden as a teenager he never looked back and eventually figured out how to be a professional fan. Scott is very good at writing in the dark. This blog is an ongoing discussion about music happening in and around Boston. Scott will be leading the trek across genres looking for new releases and hot shows as well as just checking in with the people who make Boston such a great place to listen. More »
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