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Serious Business, Atole, VTRN, A Gentleman's Picnic and Winston Lane

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Thu., Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m. 2011 21+

Serious Business
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Despite their name, I don't think Serious Business is too worried about keeping things serious. Emcee Danny Diana-Peebles and producer Jason Mampel make a particularly giddy, grinning brand of party music, with ample helpings from old-school hiphop, nerd rap, and elastic electrodance. The results are bouncing, insanely energetic floor bumpers, packed full of analog synths and goofy asides. It's the kind of shizz that sounds unbearably annoying first thing in the morning, and positively transcendent last thing at night. Most of the tunes on the Portland duo's debut, the seven-track Kool—which sees its release in a limited-edition CD tonight and will be available as a download after that—are snide, greasy, thrift-store-day-glo party jams, and plenty enjoyable for that. But during a few isolated instances, like on the feverish, apocalyptic buildup at the end of album highlight "Cheap Clothes," Serious Business exhibits a deeper—dare I say, serious—approach to crafting electronic music. 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. 8, 8:30 p.m. 2011