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Frankie Rose, Dive, Orca Team and Ghost Mom


East End (map) Southeast
Mon., April 23, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Lauren Brooks

Marrying the currently faddish, glossy synth-pop revival of all things '80s with her garage girl-group background (Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls), Frankie Rose's new solo record Interstellar is taut, approachable pop, filled with easygoing melodies and an involving blend of artificial synths with raw drums and guitar. Her multi-tracked vocals are the real draw, transforming lightweight tunes into compelling candy for the ears. Songs like "Gospel/Grace" are mini-epics, moving through a suite-like progression of ideas, neatly tied up in three minutes. If parts of the record sound a little restrained—"Pair of Wings" shrugs when it should soar—that shouldn't be an issue in the live setting. NED LANNAMANN

East End

203 SE Grand, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Mon., April 23, 9 p.m. 2012
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