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The Ettes, Hans Condor and My Goodness


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Sun., Aug. 21, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

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It's easy to compare the voice of Coco Hames to the liberated sass of Nancy Sinatra, or the rainy-day huskiness of Dusty Springfield, or the kittenish growl of Wanda Jackson. But it's not really necessary: Hames' band the Ettes—all they need is a suffix for a name—makes vintage soul-punk that stands its own ground without any reference points required. The Ettes' latest album, Wicked Will, is a livewire of American-style rock and roll, with glimmers of rockabilly, proto-punk, girl group, and an acidic tint of nascent psychedelia. It's also well worth tracking down the record Hames made last year with Reigning Sound's Greg Cartwright under the name the Parting Gifts: Strychnine Dandelion is a marvelous platter of upbeat garage pop, including an obscure Stones cover and a jangly classic in the form of opening track "Keep Walking." NED LANNAMANN

Doug Fir

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

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  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
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  • Sun., Aug. 21, 9 p.m. 2011
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