This event is in the past.

Midday Veil, Swahili, Datura Blues and OS OVNI

Recommended

Holocene (map) Southeast
Thu., Dec. 1, 8:30 p.m. 2011 21+

Eliza Sohn
$5

Whether by design or by circumstance, Datura Blues have been steadily lurking, undercover style, below the Portland music scene for a number of years now. But it's time you fixed your gaze—or, I suppose, your ears—on their perception-expanding prog-psych, because they've just released a great new 7-inch, Damn These Shackles of Gravity! The new record concisely sums up their wild and woolly weirdness via shifting rhythms, groaning bass, spaced-out synths, and gas-pipe saxophone, plus too many other weird elements to catalog. I listened to this record—at the wrong speed, it turns out—after a night of watching American Horror Story, and I don't think I'll ever be quite the same. Fans of bands like Van der Graaf Generator and Amon Düül II will find much to savor in Datura Blues, while those whose record collections don't predate 1982 will probably have their minds blown. NED LANNAMANN

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Dec. 1, 8:30 p.m. 2011
submit to reddit