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Yelle, Lewis Ofman

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Wonder Ballroom (map) Northeast
Wed., Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m. 2017 All Ages

$20-23

The story goes that while promoting their 2007 debut, Pop-Up, French electropop band Yelle ran out of small T-shirts, and lead singer Julie Budet effusively encouraged Portland fans to wear XL sizes cinched with a belt. This scrappiness and optimism (evidence of how unprepared Yelle was for their own fame) never fails to make me smile. Occupying a perfect island of cheeky, beat-driven raps, melodic dance pop, and dazzling performative fashion, Yelle—composed of Budet and producer GrandMarnier—never fails to produce energizing hits that are good for both heart-racing aerobics and bright-eyed enthusiasm. Budet still staunchly refuses to sing in English, although on the new single “Interpassion” she comically riffs some travel guide-inspired lines like “Are you from California?” and Spanish phrases like “Hola, qué tal?” SUZETTE SMITH



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"
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m. 2017
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