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Castanets, Alameda and Old Light


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Thu., Sept. 4, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Doug Fir

After taking a slight detour as Raymond Byron and the White Freighter, Ray Raposa returns this year with the project he started more than a decade ago: Castanets. Decimation Blues is another folk-leaning record loaded with bells and whistles, all built around Raposa's tender vocals. It's a sometimes-weird amalgam that leads to some interesting moments, although "interesting" comes in both good and bad. Drum machines and synthesizers come and go in songs like "My Girl Comes to the City" and "Be My Eyes," sometimes distracting from his sad-bastard tales and even sadder vocals. One thing is certain: It'll be interesting to hear how it all plays out in the live experience. MARK LORE

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Sept. 4, 9 p.m. 2014
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