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Shelby Earl and Sean Nelson


Al's Den (map) Downtown
Tue., July 15, 7 p.m. 2014 21+


One of the more consistently excellent live music options in town is the weekly residency series at Al's Den. It's afforded the opportunity to catch artists as they stretch their creative limbs a bit, playing seven nights in the low-key basement venue that's steeped in (sordid) Portland history. Seattle's Shelby Earl begins her run of performances there tonight, and they'd be can't-miss even if they weren't free. Her Damien Jurado-produced Swift Arrows arrived late last year, boasting a confidence and ease rare in second albums, with songs like the title track and "Grown Up Things" approaching a timeless sound that's even less common. More recently, a version of Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T."—recorded for an episode of Grey's Anatomy this past spring—showed off the kind of adventurous spirit that's helped Earl avoid the familiar trappings of the singer-songwriter. JEREMY PETERSEN

Al's Den

303 SW 12th, Portland, OR 97205
Hours: Daily 3 pm-close

Venue Hours
  • Daily 3 pm-close
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., July 15, 7 p.m. 2014
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