Show Preview: Thunder Power at Gabe’s 10/14/2010

Thunder Power w. Plane Crashes | Gabe’s | 9:30 | $6, 21+

Don’t let the name mislead you; there is little “thunder” in this ensemble’s repertoire. Rather, the Omaha band’s “power” lies more in their generous, cascading melodies and subtly shifting harmonies. Instead of complicating and cluttering these already compact pop songs with studio witchcraft, Thunder Power draw on the beguiling arrangements of Bacharach or, more recently, the early ’00 works of Sam Prekop, complete with tumbling, introspective and ever-so earnest lyricism. A band that, themselves, specializes in creating warmth, this show is sure to highlight the warmth of the room’s range in sound.

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