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The Foreign Exchange


Alhambra Theatre (map) Southeast
Mon., July 21, 8 p.m. 2014 21+


Rapper/singer Phonte (formerly of celebrated supergroup Little Brother) and Dutch producer Nicolay didn't meet in person until after the release of their first album (hence their name, the Foreign Exchange), but Connected was an instant classic based on its backstory and breezy indie-rap sound. All of the results since the two finally met and collaborated in person—including last year's Love in Flying Colors—have taken a much more grown-'n'-sexy R&B approach than their debut, with Phonte almost completely abandoning rapping for singing, which he fortunately does well. Though fans of their initial head-nodding, backpacker-friendly stuff might be turned off by this, the Foreign Exchange's music is pretty well-suited for a live environment, especially if it's on a date night. MIKE RAMOS

Alhambra Theatre

4811 SE Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon 97215

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  • Mon., July 21, 8 p.m. 2014
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