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Best Coast and Jeff the Brotherhood

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Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Mon., May 21, 8 p.m. 2012 21+

David Black
Best Coast
$18-20

Best Coast's 2010 debut, Crazy for You, captured people's souls because it was so rooted in place. Sunny surf pop played by a lo-fi garage band just sounds like SoCal. Not since Red Hot Chili Peppers or N.W.A has a band evoked niche LA so well. Their second LP, The Only Place, certainly doesn't suffer from second-album syndrome, but the fuzzy homemade feel is gone and the crashing surf has given way to Anywhere, USA. Best Coast has traded up for a glossy, commercial-ready production, courtesy of Jon Brion (who's done such great things for Kanye). The songwriting is better, and Bethany Cosentino's lyrics have gotten more confessional and less comical. The refrain of the album's sixth track could apply to fans, producers, and critics alike: "I don't wanna be how they want me to be," she sings over and over. Point taken, Bethany. REBECCA WILSON

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
233-1994
Hours: Open for shows only.
http://aladdin-theater.com

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Mon., May 21, 8 p.m. 2012
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