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Jim White and Blind Bartimaeus


Dante's (map) Downtown
Thu., March 29, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Eliza Sohn

Jim White was 40 years old in 1997 when he released his first album, Wrong-Eyed Jesus. At the time, teenaged me felt challenged and surprised to enjoy something that closely resembled (but still wasn't quite) country. Since then, White has continued to challenge both himself as a songwriter and me as a listener. His 2007 album, Transnormal Skiperoo, was a sunny chronicle of White's middle-aged contentment as a husband and a father. Where It Hits You, released last month, is the opposite—a heartbreak album recorded in the midst of his wife leaving him. Sadness is responsible for all the best music, and White's is no exception. Let's be clear: This is no therapy album; there is no wailing of either guitars or vocals. Jim White is above such gimmicks. His beautifully sorrowful songs, arranged with utmost sophistication and restraint, continue to unfold over the course of multiple listens. REBECCA WILSON


350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., March 29, 9 p.m. 2012
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