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Chris Robley & The Fear of Heights and The Alialujah Choir

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The Secret Society (map) Northeast
Fri., Sept. 24, 9:30 p.m. 2010 21+

Chris Robley and the Fear of Heights
$5

The knock on Chris Robley was always that he was more songwriter than singer. Robley's gift with the pen always seemed to overshadow his recorded output, which isn't necessarily a bad thing—most of his peers should be envious of such a gift—just confirmation of the man's prowess for creating effortless prose. This all changes with Ghosts' Menagerie, the most ambitious recording from Robley and his backing band, the Fear of Heights. Breezy opening number "The Charango Song" (named for the South American stringed instrument that highlights the track) lays a foundation that Robley continues to build upon with heavily structured rock songs ("Andalucian Pines"), swelling orchestral numbers ("Half Awake, Half Asleep"), plus the obligatory barren acoustic ballads ("Ghosts"). It took four recordings, but Ghosts' Menagerie is a glimpse at Robley at his very best. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

The Secret Society

116 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-493-3600
Hours: Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
http://secretsociety.net

Venue Hours
  • Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Sept. 24, 9:30 p.m. 2010
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