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Leigh Marble, The Ascetic Junkies and Kelly Anne Masigat


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Thu., March 29, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir

Cancer is enough to throw a pall over any artistic endeavor, and in Leigh Marble's case, his girlfriend's breast nearly sent him into irredeemably dark depression. Marble found his way back—and married his girlfriend, who, thank goodness, went into remission—and the journey is documented on his powerful new record, Where the Knives Meet Between the Rows. Wielding far greater gravity than anything the local singer/songwriter (and fixture on the Portland music scene) has produced before, the new record has black funeral ballads, electrified folk blues, cautiously optimistic pop, and one scathing indictment of hipster culture in the form of "Holden." It's the one moment where Marble's angst is directed outward instead of inward, and it's the only part of Where the Knives that rings false. The rest is a bleak, morose—and, subsequently, gripping—listen that proves Marble is yet another songwriter on the local musical landscape that's worthy of more attention. NED LANNAMANN

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., March 29, 9 p.m. 2012
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