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Summerland 2014

Recommended

Crystal Ballroom (map) Downtown
Tue., July 22, 8 p.m. 2014 21+

Eliza Sohn
$32-35

This is a legitimately fun-sounding feast for '90s fetishists, so let's keep the snark to a minimum, shall we? Everclear's Sparkle and Fade is a very good radio-rock album, and the Portland band'll play at least three songs from it—including, presumably, the one that gave this package tour its title. Soul Asylum had a Replacement in their group at one point, which is nothing to sneeze at. And I don't remember a single thing about Eve 6, so they can't have been too terrible. But I'm reserving the bulk of my excitement for openers Spacehog, whose sole American hit, "In the Meantime," is still a pretty fantastic, Beatles-meets-Bowie glam slam that bests Oasis at their own game. The rest of their 1995 debut album, Resident Alien, wasn't too shabby, either, and 1998's underachieving The Chinese Album had its share of coulda-been sleaze-gems ("Carry On," "Beautiful Girl"). Had Spacehog's bombastic glitter rock reached as many ears as their luckier contemporaries, I bet we wouldn't bat an eye at seeing them at the top of a bill like this. NED LANNAMAN

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.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., July 22, 8 p.m. 2014