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Franz Ferdinand, Cold War Kids: Portland, Oregon

Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 17 December 2008

CHRISTMAS GIFTS from 94/7 FM come in bigger packages: the Portland alternative station's "December to Remember" concert series features eight bands over four evenings, instead of one or two nights of tapas-style sets. Thus Franz Ferdinand can showcase songs from album number three ("Tonight: Franz Ferdinand," due Jan. 27) while playing all the hits and then some.

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