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Review: The Darkness

There’s nothing gothic or noir about Darkness. Wednesday night, the four-man band from England unleashed its garish mix of hard-rock glam and pop metal on a crowd of more than 500 inside the Uptown, proving over the course of 85 minutes or so that a little humor goes a long way toward making a show memorable and entertaining. The Darkness goes back to 2003, when it released its debut album, “Permission to Land,” which included the hit “I Believe in a Thing Called Love.” The band is led by singer Justin Hawkins, whose voice is as excessive as his stage...