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Jonathan Wilson and Brooks Robertson


Peter's Room at the Roseland (map) Northwest
Sat., April 28, 8 p.m. 2012 21+


There's a lot to love about the sound of Jonathan Wilson's Gentle Spirit. Recorded piecemeal over a few years, the album was laid to tape via vintage gear at Wilson's studios in Laurel Canyon and Echo Park, and it sounds like a lost relic from those sun-dappled, weed-hazed years of Laurel Canyon's heyday. There are traces of David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name, Obscured by Clouds-era Pink Floyd, and a tinge of Grateful Dead at their most rustic, and if all that sounds totally cosmic, man, there's actually not a ton going on under the surface. Stripped of Wilson's production alchemy—which is really astonishing, really—the songs themselves sort of meander and wander around without doing much. Still, Gentle Spirit maintains a hypnotic quality, becoming as a mood piece whose easygoing pleasure asserts itself with every bong hit. NED LANNAMANN

Peter's Room at the Roseland

10 NW 6th Ave., Portland, OR

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  • Sat., April 28, 8 p.m. 2012
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