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Interpol and Rey Pila

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Crystal Ballroom (map) Downtown
Wed., Sept. 17, 9 p.m. 2014 All Ages

Eliza Sohn
$32-35

Who out there was clamoring for a new Interpol album in 2014? I know I wasn’t, and yet, here we are. It’s called El Pintor and it sounds a lot like the Interpol that broke out in 2002 with Turn on the Bright Lights, a collection of gloomy, glassy-eyed tunes that sounded like Joy Division hanging out with Joy Division and listening to Joy Division records. Since, Interpol has lost a bassist and released its second, third, and fourth (who knew?!) records. The fifth, El Pintor, rumbles with all of the band’s sonic trademarks: Paul Banks’ dark and deadpan sing-sneer, headstrong post-punk bass lines, and Daniel Kessler’s laser-guided guitar slicing through the tension. El Pintor isn’t perfect by any means, but it moves with the momentum of a band with lessons in the bank and some life left to give. Good for them. BEN SALMON

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
225-0047
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.
http://www.mcmenamins.com/425-crystal-ballroom-home

Venue Hours
  • Doors usually open an hour before show time.
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This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Sept. 17, 9 p.m. 2014
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