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Joan as Policewoman, Bhi Bhiman and Themes


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., May 21, 8:15 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios

If an individual is judged by the company he or she keeps, then Joan Wasser is an idiosyncratic artist who is thrillingly resistant to being pigeonholed. Her ever-growing cult of fans already knows that. Previously the violinist for '90s Boston outfit the Dambuilders, Wasser has since supplied arrangements and performed with Antony, Rufus Wainwright, Scissor Sisters, and David Sylvian. Yet this multi-instrumentalist and songwriter shines brightest in the spotlight, releasing a series of increasingly ambitious records as Joan as Police Woman, culminating in The Deep Field. With her soulful, otherworldly voice as the focal point, Wasser fashions musical universes as inventive and all encompassing as those found on the classic '70s albums of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, switching fluidly from the crackling sexuality of "Run for Love" to the almost embarrassing tenderness of "Human Condition." KURT B. REIGHLEY

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sat., May 21, 8:15 p.m. 2011
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