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Laura Veirs and The Alialujah Choir


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sat., May 12, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir

There is a sparse quality on even the most abundantly arranged of Laura Veirs' songs, a feeling of nothing-extra, which allows the warmth and generosity of her voice to stand alone. According to the cover art, Veirs' most recent album, Tumble Bee, is supposed to be for kids—hopefully ones who don't pay close attention to lyrics. Because while all of the songs sound child-friendly, and many of them are, Veirs refused to sell out her banjo-plucking ancestors by sanitizing nature's dark side: a fox's massacre of barnyard poultry, the fly-covered corpse of a lamb. This serves to illustrate what is so compelling about Veirs, what keeps her from getting lost in the white noise of folky singer/songwriters: As lovely and inviting as her music sounds, with even the occasional hook, she has never hesitated to confront the dark spaces—of nature, the world, her own mind. REBECCA WILSON

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.
  • Sat., May 12, 9 p.m. 2012
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