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Ruby Pins, Rat Columns and Landlines


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Wed., Sept. 3, 8 p.m. 2014 21+

Eliza Sohn

If you're a fan of the genre-twisting lo-fi pop played by San Francisco trio Grass Widow and have somehow yet to acquaint yourself with Ruby Pins, do yourself a favor and remedy that situation immediately. It's the solo project of Grass Widow drummer/vocalist Lillian Maring, and the songs that make up Ruby Pins' self-titled debut were slowly pieced together over three years during the downtime between her Grass Widow touring and writing duties. The album was recorded using a single mic and a laptop during a summer spent in the small coastal town of Port Townsend, Washington. The end product resembles a revealing cross-section taken from the towering redwood that is Grass Widow. While the pleasing pop sensibility remains, the three-part harmonies are nowhere to be found, allowing for Maring to explore darker sonic realms from a deeply personal perspective. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

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2026 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Daily 3 pm-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 3 pm-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Sept. 3, 8 p.m. 2014
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