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Hamilton Leithauser, Courtney Marie Andrews

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Wonder Ballroom (map) Northeast
Thu., Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m. 2017 All Ages

$20-23

Though the Walkmen have been on hiatus since 2013, frontman Hamilton Leithauser hasn’t done much laurel-resting. He’s released a solo debut (2014’s Black Hours), an LP with Walkmen guitarist Paul Maroon (2015’s Dear God), an EP (2015’s I Could Have Sworn), and a collaborative LP with Rostam (2016’s I Had a Dream That You Were Mine). But Leithauser’s most successful solo work is his new single with Angel Olsen, “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger),” which expands the vintage pop sounds of I Had a Dream with sweeping strings and staccato piano. It’s the kind of smoldering duet that could’ve time-travelled from the 1960s—Leithauser sounds like he’s getting the wind knocked out of him each time the chorus rolls around, while Olsen’s powerful vibrato squeaks and flutters in the background. Everything she touches turns to gold, which is largely why this song is so damn good. But here’s hoping Leithauser sticks with these throwback pop sounds on his next album. CIARA DOLAN

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-284-8686
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
http://wonderballroom.com

Venue Hours
  • Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
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This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m. 2017
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