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Sara Jackson Holman, Holiday Friends and Swansea

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Fri., July 11, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Mississsippi Studios
$8-10

Portland singer/songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman follows up 2012's Cardiology with a brighter, brasher sound with her new River Queen EP. Those melancholy, meditative piano chords are still in play on songs like "Feel It Now" and "Keep Score," but they're augmented by danceable radio-ready electro beats on "Push Back" and "Hurricane." The result is a slightly schizophrenic listen, as the EP's three dance jams are alternated with its three piano ballads, but Jackson-Holman pulls off both approaches with aplomb, and River Queen contains some of her best work to date, particularly on the slower songs, which achieve gracefulness while side-stepping any potentially maudlin qualities. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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  • Fri., July 11, 9 p.m. 2014