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Iska Dhaaf, Hustle & Drone and DJ Coco Louie


Information Warehouse (map) Southeast
Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. 2014 21+

Iska Dhaaf's hometown is already all abuzz about them—Macklemore even appeared in their second music video—but this is the Seattle band's first time playing Portland. If you aren't familiar, perhaps you knew its two members in other configurations: Nate Quiroga, who plays guitar, bass, and keys, was in Mad Rad, while drummer Benjamin Verdoes fronted Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band (while drumming, Verdoes also plays keys and sets off all manner of foot triggers to flesh out the duo's sound). Their debut album, Even the Sun Will Burn, is both fully contemporary and decidedly uninterested in current trends; its assorted parts could have come from any one of the last 20 years of indie rock (including this one). And there's a particular Northwest sensibility that's trickier to put into words: poppy, melancholic, loud, rain-dipped, and lightly, almost gently psychotic. It covers both dance and rock while fortunately evading "dance rock" territory; it's filled with hooks and weird left turns; it's very good. NED LANNAMANN

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411 SE 6th, Portland, Oregon 97214

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