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WARPAINT, MOON RATS, MIKAH SYKES
(Valentine's, 232 SW Ankeny) Certain bands excel in particular spaces. For Warpaint, a breezy, tranquil, starry night at an intimate venue is ideal. There the group's ghostly vapors should float right on through the wispy curtains and off into the summertime sky. For the Los Angeles foursome—three girls and a boy—these grooves (as opposed to more shifting pop compositions, which they mostly avoid) run the risk of becoming trapped in a larger venue. At Valentine's, they should be safe. It's also a homecoming of sorts: Co-vocalists Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman grew up in Eugene, where Kokal cut her teeth in a band with tonight's opener Mikah Sykes. Here's hoping the two rekindle the fabulous, effervescent and bittersweet folk single "I Would Not" during his set. Word is they might. ANDREW R TONRY

Warpaint "Billie Holliday":