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Lake Street Dive and The Congress

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Wonder Ballroom (map) Northeast
Wed., March 12, 8:30 p.m. 2014 All Ages

Wonder Ballroom
$18-20

If you're anything like me, you recoil at the sound of a lead singer with a wimpy, flavorless voice. However, a singer that sounds constipated doesn't work, either (see: Creed). Luckily, Lake Street Dive lead singer Rachel Price belts out a rich, gooey resonance that could have fallen from the height of Motown. The band's style fits right in with the recent reemergence of soul and old-school R&B, mixed with elements of blues, pop, and jazz. From the group's tight harmonies, the female upright bassist (a rare treat), and the occasional trumpet part, it's no surprise to learn the band met while studying at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Their latest album, Bad Self Portraits, is a great example of how well they've honed their unpretentious, unapologetic sound. ROSE FINN

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-284-8686
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
http://wonderballroom.com

Venue Hours
  • Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., March 12, 8:30 p.m. 2014
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