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Old Light, Kelli Schaefer, Sporting and 1939 Ensemble

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Wed., Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m. 2011 21+

Eliza Sohn
$5

The Dirty Future, the debut album from Old Light, is a '60s-looking batch of rock and roll, constructed from walls of strummed guitars and autoharps and backing harmonies that are at least three layers deep. While I'm ordinarily a sucker for that kind of baroque folk-rock, at first listen Old Light felt a little too familiar. What a pleasure it's been, then, to watch Old Light turn into a live powerhouse, with folk and psych and rock all rumbling together unpredictably, and an undercurrent of vintage boogie that might be unfashionable but still sounds great. The Portland band will surely make perfect sense at the Pickathon festival over the weekend, and they headline this club date a couple days later. At Holocene, they share the bill with Kelli Schaefer, one of Portland's most idiosyncratic—and best—talents. Schaefer recently turned heads at this year's PDX Pop Now! festival and is in the middle of a momentous year following the release of her stunning debut album, Ghost of the Beast. NED LANNAMANN

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m. 2011
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