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Secret Chiefs 3 and Atomic Ape


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Thu., Feb. 6, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Mississsippi Studios

Instrumental outfit Secret Chiefs 3 are one of the most peculiar groups in existence. Conceived by lunatic/genius Trey Spruance—formerly of Mr. Bungle—the Chiefs' sound is a combination of innumerable musical heritages, including, but not limited to, surf, metal, electronic, folk, and a variety of world musics. In 2007, the group's baffling eclecticism was taken several steps further when it was declared that Secret Chiefs 3 was actually an umbrella for seven distinct bands that each represent a unique musical interest of Spruance's. If this just screams "prog" to you, it's because it is the 21st century equivalent—but Spruance as a composer is the real deal, and there's a raw, inescapable passion here that's a far cry from the meandering, hollow craftsmanship that defines pretty much every other neo-prog band (we see you, Dream Theater!). MORGAN TROPER

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Thu., Feb. 6, 9 p.m. 2014
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