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Jolie Holland and Jess Williamson


Star Theater (map) Downtown
Sat., June 14, 9 p.m. 2014 21+


Jolie Holland has been known to kick up her heels in Portland from time to time, but her new album, Wine Dark Sea, makes full use of New York's downtown experimental scene. Guitars drunkenly hum and squeal as drums either buzz subliminally or thump like a loud neighbor. It's a more direct, more dynamic sound for Holland, and it anchors her weightlessly jazzy vocal tendencies, which would sometimes threaten the calico backdrop of her previous, more folk-oriented work. If weirdo blues stomps like "Dark Days" scare off the gentler constituency of her fanbase, ripe country plums like "Route 30" and the shivering R&B in Holland's cover of Joe Tex's classic "The Love You Save"—one of the greatest songs of all time—will surely win them back. NED LANNAMANN

Star Theater

13 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209

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  • Sat., June 14, 9 p.m. 2014
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