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Marnie Stern, Tera Melos and Duck Little Brother Duck

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Branx (map) Southeast
Wed., March 16, 9 p.m. 2011 All Ages

$10-13

"Female Guitar Players Are the New Black," says the title of track five on Marnie Stern's most recent album, her 2010 self-titled record on Kill Rock Stars. Very few exceptions notwithstanding, female guitarists haven't exactly hit that level of ubiquity, but that's kind of Stern's point: An ace ax-wielder with lady parts still remains a novelty for certain people, and a good portion of the attention Stern has earned thus far in her three-album career comes from the fact that she's a reasonably glamorous-looking female in the hoary, neck-bearded world of progressive rock. With frenetically fast guitar tapping and packed-to-the-gills arrangements, her songs are both claustrophobic and exhilarating, with the whirling beats and guitar runs leaving just enough room for Stern's effervescent sweetness, sparkling modestly in the corners. She's joined on this tour by Sacramento's Tera Melos, who have (very slightly) mellowed the warp-speed weirdness of their previous efforts with their latest EP, Zoo Weather, which features a spoken-word appearance by Mike Watt. NED LANNAMANN

Branx

320 SE 2nd, Portland, OR 97214
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Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., March 16, 9 p.m. 2011