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Focus Troup, Grapefruit, Eternal Tapestry and 4x4 DJs


Valentines (map) Downtown
Thu., Aug. 15, 9 p.m. 2013 21+


Tonight's show serves as a capstone to one of Portland's most prolific and enigmatic young musicians before he leaves for LA's sprawling wasteland of opportunity. Serving this community as a dedicated sound engineer and a jack-of-all-trades instrumentalist, John Rau is an impassioned promoter for avant-rock of all stripes. This will likely be the final show for his labor-of-love project Focus Troup, a group that sounds like trying to fall asleep with a head full of Ambien while listening to early Deerhunter. In Focus Troup's lone released track "To," pools of shimmering synthesizer loops and minimal drumming provide a backdrop to Rau's driven guitar lead, marching the band through a triumphant composition fused by experimental and pop undertones that harken to Yo La Tengo's emotive simplicity. Also featured will be the kosmische synth explorations of Charlie Salas Humara's Grapefruit and the anti-dad album rock of Eternal Tapestry, two bands that share in Rau's quest for epistemological zones. WYATT SCHAFFNER


232 SW Ankeny, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 5pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 5pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Aug. 15, 9 p.m. 2013
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