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Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, Jason Urick and Rauelsson

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., Oct. 19, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Mississsippi Studios
$8-10

When Baltimore art-rock band Ponytail called it quits in 2011, the band's swansong, Do Whatever You Want All The Time, put a bittersweet end-cap on an excellent run. Since then, Ponytail's guitarist Dustin Wong has kept the band's playful spirit alive using loop and delay effects to an amazing degree. In layering arrangements, Wong is able to create stunning and hypnotic live compositions, able to tell profound stories without the need for words. After relocating back to his childhood home of Japan, Wong began to collaborate with Takako Minekawa. Minekawa, who was involved in Tokyo's Shibuya-kei pop scene throughout the '90s, lends her whimsical pop sensibilities to Wong's bright Lego-brick song structuring. The recent resulting effort, Toropical Circle, has the two worlds combining with a refreshing jovial ease. Opening act Rauelsson, the Spanish composer and sometimes Oregon native, combed influences from both locations and combines them to great effect on his grandiose 2013 release, Vora. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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  • Sat., Oct. 19, 9 p.m. 2013
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