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Sophomore Effort? More Like a Second-Year Freshman 

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With VCR, one hardly needs an excuse to go to a show, which always ends up being a supersynthesized dance party anyway. But hey, Richmond's five-piece is putting out its second album (its first full-length) — "Power Destiny" — and as with most sophomore efforts, this one promises to show their serious, introspective side, toning down the bleeping rock and focusing on loss and love and ... Hey, no, come on, they still sound like an explosion in a new wave factory, and all those blips and blorps you've come to love have survived intact. VCR plays with Mass Movement of the Moth and Moon Boggle at Alley Katz Friday, May 26, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. 643-2816. S
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