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The Posies, Brendan Benson and Aqueduct


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Wed., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. 2010 21+


It's a little bit surprising that the Posies' Blood/Candy, is as good as it is, considering the band's previous two releases, Success and Every Kind of Light, were merely decent at best. Blood/Candy recalls the greatest parts of the Posies' two biggest contributions to the power pop genre, the alt-pop touchstone Dear 23, and the grungier—but just as pretty—Frosting on the Beater. Aesthetically, the album is a cross between the two; it's not too sweet, and not too raucous. And of course, every song off Blood/Candy is catchy as hell: The soaring "She's Coming Down Again" are chief songwriters Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer at their Graham Nash-iest, and "Cleopatra Street" could make McCartney jealous. When people bemoan, "They don't write songs like they used to," they likely aren't referring to the Posies. MORGAN TROPER

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.
  • Wed., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. 2010
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