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Moon Duo, Eternal Tapestry, Young Prisms and Karen


East End (map) Southeast
Sat., April 9, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Lauren Brooks

San Francisco's Moon Duo (guitarist/vocalist Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and keyboardist Sanae Yamada) excel at the repetition-as-transcendence mode of rock. Like a more stripped-down Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo write songs redolent of white-line fever, ideal soundtracks for accelerating down freeways in the wee morning hours as you speed toward a debauched encounter. They take on Suicide's raw, cool sexuality—Johnson's vocals loll somewhere between Alan Vega's and Sonic Boom's—along with that deadpan duo's linear, minimalist attack, while also nodding to Hawkwind's space-trekking propulsion. Moon Duo's new album on Sacred Bones, Mazes, finds them gaining melodic accessibility without losing their scorched-ear sensibility. It's going to make a lot of smart people's top-10 lists of 2011. DAVE SEGAL

East End

203 SE Grand, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-2:30am Sat-Sun 7pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 4pm-2:30am Sat-Sun 7pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., April 9, 9 p.m. 2011
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