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Wooden Shjips and The Night Beats

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Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Fri., Aug. 26, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Doug Fir
free w/RSVP

My reaction to the droning, groaning psych from San Francisco band Wooden Shjips can run both hot and cold: I've been stirred by their immersive space beats, sucked into their lysergic whorls of guitar and organ, seen red-hot synesthetic flashes behind my eyelids as their fuzzed-out acid rock pulses through my skull. I've also been lightly, casually bored at one of their shows, jangling ice cubes in an empty glass instead of succumbing to their repetitive, somewhat wanky vortex. The Shjips' latest, West, finds them (very slightly) tightening up the sprawling grooves in favor of melody, a trick that worked splendidly for the Black Angels on their last record. Tonight's show is sponsored by Sailor Jerry Rum, not exactly a psychotropic substance, so you may want to do a little prep work before descending to the Doug Fir's underground bunker. Get in for free by RSVPing at tour.sailorjerrypresents.com. NED LANNAMANN

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
503-231-9663
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am
http://dougfirlounge.com/

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Aug. 26, 9 p.m. 2011