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The Rosebuds and Other Lives


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Fri., July 8, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

The Rosebuds

Forget the kids, stay together for the band. Once a bouncy pop duo—now more a brooding pop duo—the Rosebuds are made up of real life couple Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp. Actually, make that ex-couple. The pair divorced after the release of Life Like in 2008, making the recording of LP number five, Loud Planes Fly Low, a difficult process (you think?). More complete than its predecessor, Loud Planes doesn't feel like a divorce album. Instead it graciously focuses on new beginnings, a lyrical clean slate for the band to build from. That's not to say their split numbed the pair; there are plenty of emotional jabs here, including Crisp's soft confession ("I need something happy now, even if it fucks me up") in the fascinating "Come Visit Me." Ignore the irreconcilable differences—this is the sound of the Rosebuds at their best. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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