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Mayer Hawthorne & The County and Gordon Voidwell


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Tue., Nov. 9, 9 p.m. 2010 All Ages


Like Raphael Saadiq (but Caucasian), Mayer Hawthorne makes an utterly convincing case for the legitimacy and primacy of devout soul revivalism—while wearing a tie, to boot. When you can sing like Saadiq or Hawthorne—all buttery croon and beautiful yearning—why not rekindle those Motown and Stax flames? Hawthorne is the Ann Arbor, Michigan, singer/songwriter who won over the discerning ears of Stones Throw Records' Peanut Butter Wolf, and the strange arrangement has proved fruitful for both parties. Whether singing in broken-hearted or love-swoon mode, Hawthorne hits all the right notes with grace. One hesitates to use such a moldy adjective, but there's no denying that Mayer Hawthorne's music oozes class. DAVE SEGAL

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.
  • Tue., Nov. 9, 9 p.m. 2010
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