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Mbilly and Que & the Whats

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LaurelThirst Public House (map) Northeast
Sat., May 26, 9:30 p.m. 2012 21+

$7

Following PDX folk-popper Mbilly's 2009 debut Mister Nobody Baby—and its bright vignettes of thoughtful rockers and pensive finger-plucked ditties—you'd have expected his sophomore LP Malheur to continue that trend. But opening track "V Is for Valiant" slithers in slow, all tremolo guitar leads and sad piano, giving way to a trigger-drummer downer on the title track. There's a brief respite on the peppy rock track "Your Famous Name," but it becomes clear by "Sick for a Spell" that this is a different Mbilly. Written following a close friend's death, the album oozes with feeling, germinating in oft-times inspiring blasts of redemptive verse, even with that ominous, sparse instrumentation. Despite the glumness, Mbilly's remarkable songwriting chops manage to rise above, and showcase a rising talent in the Rose City. RYAN J. PRADO

LaurelThirst Public House

2958 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97232
503-232-1504
Hours: Mon 4 pm-12 am, Tues-Wed 10:30 am-12 am, Thurs 10:30 am-2 am, Sat 10:30 am-2 am, Sun 10:30 am-12 am
http://www.laurelthirst.com/

Venue Hours
  • Mon 4 pm-12 am, Tues-Wed 10:30 am-12 am, Thurs 10:30 am-2 am, Sat 10:30 am-2 am, Sun 10:30 am-12 am
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This event is in the past.
  • Sat., May 26, 9:30 p.m. 2012
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