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Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile (and the Sea Lice)


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (map) Downtown
Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. 2017 All Ages


It seems like we’ve reached a consensus that Courtney Barnett’s “Depreston” is the best indie rock song of the past decade (suck it, Vampire Weekend—Neo Yokio was just okay). What could happen if the Australian singer/songwriter and pun-master teamed up with Philadelphia's aggressively mild rock star Kurt Vile? Some pleasant blues melodies and decent wordplay, as proven with their collaborative debut, Lotta Sea Lice. It’s neither artist’s best work by a longshot (Vile’s best song is “Baby’s Arms,” for the record), but there’s no denying how easy it is to latch on to their music. The sweet, bright guitar riff of “Over Everything” is so laid-back, you won’t even realize the track’s over six minutes long. CAMERON CROWELL

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97204

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  • Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. 2017
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