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Andrew Jackson Jihad and Royal Monsters

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The Artistery (map) Southeast
Thu., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. 2010 All Ages

$8

Funny lyrics about Con Air and the awkwardness of personal songwriting ("at least we're saying something/And I hope that no one's listening/ Because this is kind of embarrassing/And everyone who hears this thinks we're joking") can only go so far. But Andrew Jackson Jihad backs up the They Might Be Giants-style white-boy faux-lofty musing with actual songwriting skills—rocked-up folk songs with horns and a wall of guitars—and a sense that they won't kill a song's essence for a cheap joke. It's rare that you encounter a jokey, quirky band that feels like a collection of people you think would actually be smart and literate in "real life." AJJ is just doing what comes naturally, and they sound good doing it. PAUL CONSTANT

The Artistery

4315 SE Division, Portland, OR 97206
503-803-5942
http://www.artistery.net/

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  • Thu., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. 2010