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Andrew Jackson Jihad, Hard Girls and Dogbreth


Alhambra Theatre (map) Southeast
Sat., July 26, 7 p.m. 2014 All Ages

Lisa Johnson

Folk-punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad returns to Portland on the heels of a new record entitled Christmas Island, and predictably, it's great. The group's signature John Darnielle/They Might Be Giants-hybrid songwriting style is pretty much intact from 2011's acclaimed Knife Man, but Christmas Island marks a decided sonic difference: The prissy, crystalline production values that adorned even the more rambunctious cuts on Knife Man have been exchanged for a welcome, underlying scuzziness reminiscent of Elephant 6 bands like the Olivia Tremor Control or classic-era Elf Power. Most importantly, AJJ resident lyricist Sean Bonnette still has a knack for penning evocative and nerdy surrealisms like: "I saw the Children of God as they walked on slovenly by/The USB ports in their arms are bleeding." MORGAN TROPER

Alhambra Theatre

4811 SE Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon 97215

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  • Sat., July 26, 7 p.m. 2014
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