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We Were Promised Jetpacks, Royal Bangs and Bear Hands

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Wonder Ballroom (map) Northeast
Sun., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. 2011 All Ages

Wonder Ballroom
$14-18

Ambition suits Edinburgh's We Were Promised Jetpacks. Their second album, In the Pit of the Stomach, sees them reaching for the stratosphere with jumbo-sized melodies and completely unrestrained production. In clumsier hands—or, more accurately, in less sincere hands—than those of the Scottish quartet, this would spell disaster, but this group seems to be up to the challenge of building monuments. Drums thump heavily on the downbeats, guitars swirl into thick fogs, and singer Adam Thompson maintains that uniquely Scottish trick of sounding both aggravated and forlorn. Some reviewers seem to have missed this entirely, but We Were Promised Jetpacks are currently making sounds that are fully enveloping in their cloud-swept might. NED LANNAMANN

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-284-8686
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
http://wonderballroom.com

Venue Hours
  • Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. 2011