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Stars and Dead Child Star


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Thu., June 17, 8 p.m. 2010 21+


We were all hooked when we first heard that ominous opening refrain of "When there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire," and ever since those first chilling seconds of Set Yourself on Fire, few pop acts have proved as worthy as Stars. Since that moment, this unassuming quintet has compiled a series of stellar recordings—In Our Bedroom After the War, the Sad Robots EP—all leading up to the forthcoming The Five Ghosts. Their foundation—the intertwined co-ed voices of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan—remains unchanged, and while Ghosts passes through the crushing highs and lows of their past few releases, it also marks a return to the bouncy keyboard pop the band absolutely perfected on Set Yourself on Fire—see lead single "Fixed" for proof of this. Other highlights from Ghosts include "I Died So I Could Haunt You," an emotional gusher with lyrical dramatics that even the Moz would approve of, and "The Last Song Ever Written," which just might be the band's most sullen ballad. That is really saying a lot. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
Hours: Open for shows only.

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., June 17, 8 p.m. 2010
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