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Metropolitan Farms, Magnetic Health Factory, The Swindon Lot and DJ Noah Fence

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(The World Famous) Kenton Club (map) North
Sat., Dec. 3, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

The debut album from Portland band Metropolitan Farms, Our Hero Pleads His Flimsy Case, is a charming reminder of the era of classic '60s albums, when assorted Beatles and Kinks and Beach Boys and Stones would, two or three times a year, cram seven or so songs onto each side of a double-sided piece of vinyl, and then immediately get to work writing and recording the next one. Like those early classics, some songs on the 15-track Our Hero are decidedly better than others, but there's plenty of gems scattered throughout, particularly the excellent opening track "Stars All Fall." There is also a song about living in a beer commercial, and one that says, "We're all porn stars just below the clothes"—oh, how not true this statement is, Metropolitan Farms—so it's certainly not intended to be an academic throwback to classic pop or anything. Rather, Metropolitan Farms—made up of Josh Mayer (of Guided By Voices cover band Giant Bug Village), Joe Kobjerowski (the Honus Huffhines) and L.W. McGrath (Sauvie Island Moon Rocket Factory)—have fun making quick bursts of guitar pop that, more likely than not, will get lodged in your head. NED LANNAMANN

(The World Famous) Kenton Club

2025 N Kilpatrick St., Portland, OR 97217
503-285-3718
Hours: Daily 10:30 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 10:30 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Dec. 3, 9 p.m. 2011