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Crosses and JMSN


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Tue., April 1, 8 p.m. 2014 All Ages


When Crosses (†††), a dark electronic side project of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, surfaced a few years ago, it was met with snickers online, where the industrial occult-hop sound of witchhouse had recently blown through and evolved from curiosity to joke in record time. Because of Crosses' visual aesthetic—shadowy imagery, the religious cross—the association remains, but one listen to the trio's recorded output reveals how misguided that is. Crosses' new self-titled album, which collects two previous five-song EPs and five new songs, is a seamless (sometimes snoozy) blend of downcast, symphonic trip-hop and the innate arena-ready pop instinct of Moreno, who is rumored to have recently moved to Bend (he has reportedly been spotted at a DJ-focused downtown club). In the past 18 months, Moreno has released Deftones' critically successful Koi No Yokan, his art-metal project Palms' first record, and now †††. It's starting to sound like he's spreading himself too thin. BEN SALMON

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Tue., April 1, 8 p.m. 2014
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