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Is/Is, Dandylions and Psychomagic

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Club 21 (map) Northeast
Sat., May 17, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Eliza Sohn
free

I've always been a big fan of the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and between the Replacements announcing an appearance at this year's Bumbershoot and me catching up on the fantastic Fargo TV series, this past week has had me feeling even more Minnesota than usual. I've also been introduced to the psychedelic rock trio Is/Is, who recently relocated to Portland by way of Minneapolis. The move reunites guitarist Sarah Rose and bassist Sarah Nienaber with the group's original drummer Mara Appel, and the band has brought their tumultuous, yet soothing new self-titled release along with them. The eight-song album channels the sounds of early '90s shoegaze and dream pop particularly well, and it hits a fantastic stride as it heads into its back half, with "Gleam" and "Shine Down" bleeding some sweet, melodic vocals into the mix of heavy reverb and piercing feedback. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

Club 21

2035 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97232
503-235-5690
Hours: Daily 11:30 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11:30 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., May 17, 9 p.m. 2014
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