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Rufus Wainwright


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. 2013 21+


Loudon Wainwright III has always been one of the most undervalued and misunderstood artists to emerge from the singer-songwriter boom of the early '70s, eschewing the sanitary, sentimental craftiness that characterized the movement, and flaunting an anti-commercial stubbornness that probably cost him the potential for a giant hit but ensured his lasting credibility. There are plenty of fairly essential differences between Loudon Wainwright III and his semi-estranged son Rufus, but here's the fundamental similarity: Neither songwriter has ever compromised his artistic integrity. Rufus burst onto the alternative rock scene in the late '90s with a beautiful record of Edwardian, unpopular pop that arguably sounded nothing like anything that preceded it; follow-up Poses was even stranger (and better). Rufus Wainwright remains an obsessive and passionate synthesizer of (occasionally disparate) styles, and his latest, the technicolored Out of the Game, reflects that knack for musical reconstruction perfectly. MORGAN TROPER

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
Hours: Open for shows only.

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
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  • Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. 2013
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