URAL THOMAS AND THE PAIN, ORQUESTRA PACIFICO TROPICAL, TIBURONES
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Read our article about Ural Thomas and the Pain.


DESERT NOISES, TIGER MERRITT, ANIMAL EYES
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) What kind of noises does the desert make? If it's anything like Utah band Desert Noises, it's warm, rippling, harmony-laden rock bathed in pastel beauty. They recorded their most recent EP, the splendid I Won't See You, here in Portland with Houndstooth's Graeme Gibson, and they've got an oasis of great tunes at their disposal. NED LANNAMANN