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Valentine's (map) Downtown
Sun., Nov. 20, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

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As it stands right now, there are just a few artists in existence releasing skweee, a young genre of electronic music born a few years ago in Scandinavia and consisting of extremely minimal R&B/funk bass lines topped with synthesizer sounds from intentionally low-frills analog machines. Portland is an early outpost of this new sound, hosting the one-and-only skweee monthly party in the United States with support from a couple of local record labels on the very short list of imprints currently dealing in skweee worldwide. Tonight's show features Canadian skweee artist Motëm, whose stripped-down tracks feature lo-fi loops and silly vocals that typify the sound. The simplicity is reminiscent of early hiphop, when folks used cheap tools and their own creativity to produce groundbreaking music. It will be interesting to see if skweee, with its similar principles of DIY and sparseness, can hold up in a completely different technological era. AVA HEGEDUS

Valentine's

232 SW Ankeny, Portland, OR 97204
503-248-1600
Hours: Daily 5pm-2:30am
http://www.valentineslifeblood.blogspot.com/

Venue Hours
  • Daily 5pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Nov. 20, 9 p.m. 2011