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Vandervelde and The Fling


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sun., Oct. 23, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Doug Fir

Vandervelde (formerly David Vandervelde) comes from Chicago and makes rootsy music that's not too rootsy (i.e., boring). Early on he summoned the rock 'n' roll spirits of Bolan and Bowie before easing into less ragged Buckingham and (Jay) Bennett, the latter of whom he worked with in 2006. This sometimes one-man band (Vandervelde played everything on his 2007 debut The Moonstation House Band) is a classic-rock encyclopedia. But he doesn't simply ape his idols. The guy writes some great tunes that range from urgent rock 'n' roll ("Fuckin' Around") to lofty and grandiose ("Moonlight Instrumental"). Vandervelde's schizo nod to rock's druggy heyday will make his live performance all the more intriguing. MARK LORE

Doug Fir

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

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Oct. 23, 9 p.m. 2011
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