It's always been common in the world of music writing for artists to romanticize the ordinary, but One Friend dwells on the ordinary, which works better than you might expect. The Richmond band's songwriting centers on “these oft-overlooked moments” and embraces them by placing these “one friend” memories into catchy sonic power-pop melodies. Similar-sounding to early Snow Patrol, the four-piece has released its sophomore album, “This Dignity,” which further develops its glossy sound. The band plays the Camel on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. with We Know, Plato! and Stomp the Condor. 353-4901. — Alexander Chang
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