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Joe Pug, Bailiff and Kasey Anderson


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Fri., May 4, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir

Joe Pug makes literate folk sound fresh again, plain and simple. His second full-length album, The Great Despiser, expands the grandeur of 2010's Messenger with fractured tales of the American dream and crisp arrangements full of texture. The Austin-by-way-of-Chicago singer/songwriter's quick rise to national consciousness is likely to receive another bump with the release of Despiser, as will the well-deserved perpetuation of Pug's fan-first ethos. His punk-rock propensity for keeping ticket prices low aside, Pug's music is made sweeter by the uplifting bent of his compositions. Take the album's title track, featuring backing vocals by the Hold Steady's Craig Finn, in which Pug pontificates on forgotten bonds and surfacing hope amid gritty guitars and plunky piano. RYAN J. PRADO

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.
  • Fri., May 4, 9 p.m. 2012
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