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Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Gauntlet Hair

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Bunk Bar (map) Southeast
Fri., Nov. 11, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Bunk Bar
$10

To be sure, Unknown Mortal Orchestra's relatively meteoric rise shall not go without (continued) mention. In less than a year they've ridden a wave of guitar stabs, crispy break-beats, and funky, falsetto hooks from secretive solo project to prolifically touring power-trio. Since February UMO have been criss-crossing the country like Mitt Romney. This time they return to Northwest soil in what feels like an odd, or possibly premature, victory lap with back to-back nights at Bunk Bar. Perhaps less familiar but equally intriguing are Gauntlet Hair, a duo from Denver who share more than a label (Dead Oceans) in common with Portland's beloved Nurses. Like our boys, Gauntlet Hair shimmer in a wash of reverb, funhouse mirrors, and bright technicolor globs. But where Nurses stack intricate hooks like wood for winter, Gauntlet Hair prefers to thrash a bit more in the pile, snapping sticks, thumping stumps, and shouting out. If they're as active and full as the recently released, self-titled record suggests, these back-to-back nights might make sense after all. ANDREW R TONRY

Bunk Bar

1028 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214
503-894-9708
Hours: Sun-Tues 11 am-10 pm, Wed-Thurs 11 am-12 am, Fri-Sat 11 am-1 am
http://bunkbar.com

Venue Hours
  • Sun-Tues 11 am-10 pm, Wed-Thurs 11 am-12 am, Fri-Sat 11 am-1 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Nov. 11, 9 p.m. 2011