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Michael Nesmith


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Wed., May 7, 8 p.m. 2014 21+


It's weird to say, but time has been kind to the Monkees. History shows that the Pre-Fab Four's canon is actually one of the better '60s pop songbooks, and their battle against the heavy-handed pop industry for creative liberty has even earned them a weird, but deserved, retroactive punk cred. At the vanguard of the fight was Michael Nesmith, the sardonic, solemn John Lennon of the group, who was also the most musically inclined—Nesmith originals like "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" and "You Just May Be the One" are on par with contributions to the group's oeuvre by for-hire songwriters like Goffin & King and Boyce & Hart. And unlike his bandmates, Nesmith's post-Monkees work isn't invariably horrible. Far from it, actually: Two of his solo outings, Magnetic South and Loose Salute, are nothing short of country-rock grand slams. MORGAN TROPER

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.
  • Wed., May 7, 8 p.m. 2014
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