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Grass Widow, Blood Beach, XDS and Nature

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Thu., Aug. 25, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios
$10-12

The A-side of new single from Bay Area trio Grass Widow is called "Milo Minute" and it's one of those puzzling, intriguing songs that sounds both lush and jagged, both languid and peppy. All three members—guitarist Raven Mahon, bassist Hannah Lew, drummer Lillian Maring—play with speed and intricacy, resulting in a fresh tangle of sound that gets feet quickly tapping. But the sighing, layered vocals soothe rather than agitate, and the end result is a song so interesting that you'll need to listen to it about 10 times in a row before you're able to think about anything else. In the video for "Milo Minute," the trio plays for an audience of gorillas at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo, no doubt atoning for all the terrible atrocities in Kevin James' Zookeeper, which also took place at Franklin Park. "Milo Minute" is the first in a batch of new singles from Grass Widow; an upcoming split with Portland band Nature—also playing tonight—is in the works. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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  • Thu., Aug. 25, 9 p.m. 2011
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