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Redwood Son, Brad Mackeson, Jordan Harris and Sarah Billings

Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Sat., June 11, 8 p.m. 2011 All Ages

Aladdin
$13-18

It seems a little grouchy to criticize a band for releasing too much music, but in the case of Portland folk-rock band Redwood Son, it can’t be helped. Redwood Son’s debut album, The Lion’s Inside, is a double-disc helping of 20 songs, and it’s simply too much. Part of the problem might be that—unlike other double albums like the White Album or London’s Calling—all of the songs are from the pen of a single person, in this case Josh Malm, who’s assembled a great cast of local musicians to assist him on this very lengthy recording. (Kipp Crawford, the Celilo drummer who tragically died in 2009, was in an early lineup of the band.) The Lion’s Inside’s two discs are presumably organized so that the first disc contains a rawer sound while the second has more mainstream material, but to my ears it all sounded like fairly amiable, generic, KINK-ready Americana pop. Maybe this is too harsh—there might very well be a few masterpieces tucked away at the end of disc two. I wouldn’t know. I didn’t make it that far. NED LANNAMANN

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
233-1994
Hours: Open for shows only.
http://aladdin-theater.com

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., June 11, 8 p.m. 2011