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Amen Dunes, Prescription Pills and DJ Yeti

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Tue., May 8, 8:30 p.m. 2012 21+

Eliza Sohn
$10

It's hard to identify which element of Brooklyn-based Amen Dune's music is more arresting. There's the plaintive reverberations of electric guitar that veer from pleasing melody to clamoring distortion, achieving an eerily affecting personification; then there's bandleader Damon McMahon's unique vocal yawp, which oscillates through a range of tone and expression, ringing in aching clarity with alternately strangled sweetness and unsettling edge. On recordings such as last year's Through Donkey Jaw (on Sacred Bones Records), the combined elements blur across a spectrum of the manmade and organic, culminating in an alchemy of human sentiment and aural rumination that is both discombobulating and sublime. In live performance, subtle, mallet-led percussion augments the songs and buzzing digital instrumentation, giving body to McMahon's haunting song-skeletons. MARANDA BISH

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., May 8, 8:30 p.m. 2012