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Not So Silent Night preparty at Oakland’s New Parish a must-see

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Planning on attending Live 105’s killer-billed Not So Silent Night on Fri. Dec. 9 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena?

Good.

But we would be remiss if we didn’t inform all you diehard alterna-fans of another equally cool event the night before, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. — the Club Not So Silent Night preparty, at Oakland’s hippest nightclub The New Parish ($25; www.thenewparish.com).

Along with (of course!) DJ Aaron Axelsen, the concert will feature three of the best young breakthrough acts of 2011, literally a globe-spanning lineup.

Headlining: New Zealand’s high-octane The Naked And Famous, whose “Passive Me, Aggressive You” was one of the year’s best albums. Before them: the combustible Welsh rock trio The Joy Formidable, led by powderkeg frontwoman Ritzy Bryan. Opening the evening: Effervescent American outfit Grouplove, touting their “Never Trust A Happy Song” debut. Its members (including Steve Gadd’s son Sean Gadd and Trevor Rabin’s kid Ryan Rabin) all met while attending an artists’ residency on the exotic island of Crete.

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Just like the NSSN proper the following night, you simply cannot go wrong with this cavalcade of talent.



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