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Kathleen Edwards and Hannah Georgas

Recommended

Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Mon., April 2, 8 p.m. 2012 21+

Aladdin
$20

In 2003, I was driving to the record store for no particular reason while WFUV broadcast a live, on-air performance from some Canadian songwriter I'd never heard of. It was Kathleen Edwards, and when I arrived at the local Tower Records, I hopped out, bought Edwards' first CD Failer, got back in the car, and drove home. Everything about this story is hilariously dated now (Tower Records! CDs! Driving around for no reason at all!), but Edwards' music still has that same immediate effect on me. Her latest album Voyageur—the extra "u" is for "prodUced by her boyfriend Bon Iver"—adds a layer of lush sonics to her knife's-edge songwriting. If the tricked-out production mutes some of the piercing near-despair of her icy folk songs (I'd call Failer, for instance, "wrist-slittingly great"), it adds a layer of intrigue and beauty that's worth investigating over the course of multiple listens. NED LANNAMANN

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
233-1994
Hours: Open for shows only.
http://aladdin-theater.com

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Mon., April 2, 8 p.m. 2012