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Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground and Your Rival


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., June 11, 7 p.m. 2011 All Ages

Mississsippi Studios

The ornate songs of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground have earned comparisons to '60s baroque pop bands like the Left Banke, but the group's second album—deceptively called Introducing—sounds more like the massive monoliths of pop constructed by Electric Light Orchestra, with both a sunshiny hue of nostalgia and a futuristic, progressive bent. Introducing had a protracted gestation process; producer Tom Pfaeffle passed away in 2009 just as the album's initial recording was completed. The Seattle group then spent the ensuing months in a period of mourning, slowly putting the final touches on an album that serves not so much as an elegy as a renewed celebration of life. The band, a fluctuating lineup that sometimes sees a dozen musicians alongside core Undergrounders Kirk Huffman and Kyle O'Quin, has always put on celebratory shows of dizzying but never nefarious psychedelia, and tonight's Portland release party for Introducing should be no exception. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sat., June 11, 7 p.m. 2011
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