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Milk Carton Kids and Tom Brosseau


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Sat., June 14, 8 p.m. 2014 21+


A theme as old as lovers forms the crux of Tom Brosseau's "Cradle Your Device": "You don't pay attention to me the way you used to, and damn the one that's caught your wandering eye." But it's not a romantic rival that has his partner's gaze; it's the glow of a smartphone, throwing a distinctly 21st-century wrench into the familiar formula—it would be funny if so many didn't recognize it as true (okay, it's still pretty funny). The song appears on Grass Punks, the excellent new album from the South Dakota-born, LA-based Brosseau, who's put together an uncommonly good and unabashedly earnest body of work over the past decade. Specializing in simple, unadorned arrangements, Brosseau's music places his unorthodox voice front and center. It's a nasally delivered throwback and an acquired taste for some, but ultimately helps set him apart from the hordes of guitar-playing singer/songwriters. JEREMY PETERSEN

Aladdin Theater

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

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., June 14, 8 p.m. 2014
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