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Sloan and Dearly Beloved


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sun., June 5, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Doug Fir

The longer Sloan is around, the harder they are to comprehend. The Canadian quartet is kind of a miraculous thing, really: All the members in the lineup—unchanged since day one—write and sing, they each shift their instruments between them like there's no tomorrow, and their records (10 albums in all) are dizzy stacks of verses and choruses all strung together into continuous suites like side two of Abbey Road. Now in their 20th year, the band is about as reliable as peanut butter. The new record, The Double Cross, has some pretty damn terrific power-pop songwriting, but it also has virtually nothing to do with what's going on in music right now. Rather, Sloan continues to hold a firm grip on their little fiefdom, where choruses are big and bold and brash, and the Cars' first album is gospel, and there's no need to reinvent something that ain't broke. It's a product, for sure, but Sloan makes a fine one. NED LANNAMANN

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., June 5, 9 p.m. 2011
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