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OROVILLE — Sometimes you just need a night of good pop music. Inconsequential songs about love — and love gone wrong — go down with sugary ease.

That was certainly the case for the full house at the Feather Falls Casino Showroom on Feb. 4 who turned out to see ”90s hit-makers The Gin Blossoms.

Emerging from the Tempe, Ariz., college scene with a fresh pop sound and catchy hooks, the band broke through in 1992 with its full-length major label debut “New Miserable Experience,” which produced the radio hits “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You,” and “Until I Fall Away.”

The quadruple platinum-selling CD quickly launched the Gin Blossoms to stardom amid the suicide of former member Doug Hopkins, the principle songwriter who had penned the band”s first two hits.

After releasing its second CD in 1996, the band took a five year break from performing and didn”t record again until 2006”s “Major Lodge Victory.” Another long hiatus from the studio followed, with the latest CD “No Chocolate Cake” being put out by 429 Records last September.

On this night, the Gin Blossoms hit the stage to a smattering of light applause, as perhaps the late 10 p.m. start had everyone a little tired and subdued. Vocalist Robin Wilson gave a wave to the crowd and sensing the lack of energy told everybody “I think you”re gonna have to get up, at least for a little while, it”s a rock and roll show, folks.”

The audience dutifully responded, although the band”s button-down look, with everyone but Wilson wearing demure, collared dress shirts, certainly didn”t scream rock and roll. Indeed, guitarist Jesse Valenzuela”s long-sleeve white business shirt made him look more like he could have been a teller at your local bank on “casual Friday.”

Nonetheless, things got going fast as the band kicked it off with “Follow You Down,” the Top 10 hit from its second release, “Congratulations, I”m Sorry.”

Fueled by a ready supply of frozen vodka and Red Bull (a Red Bullski, perhaps?), Wilson was in constant motion: banging a tambourine, bouncing around the stage, high-fiving audience members, even wading into the crowd and parading across a counter top near the bar.

Throughout the brief, 80-minute set he repeatedly encouraged folk to clap along or otherwise stay involved. (“C”mon gamblers, hands up!”) He often handed off one of his two tambourines to fans collected around the stage telling them that they could “have it for the next three and a half minutes,” acknowledging the rather formulaic nature of pop songs

There were also no surprises to the 15-song set that pulled material from all four of the band”s studio albums and had all the hits that everyone had come to hear, including “Till I Hear it From You,” a single recorded for the soundtrack of the 1995 film “Empire Records.”

The encore saw Wilson out among the fans again, back up on the counter and signing T-shirts, tickets stubs, and anything else that was handed to him. Finally, he scrambled back on stage for “Wave Bye Bye,” a track off of the new CD, which, by its very title seems destined to be the show closer for some time.

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