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Dum Dum Girls, Young Prisms and Ghost Animal


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sun., May 27, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir

One would be remiss to assume that the appeal of the Dum Dum Girls lies in the fact that they are smokin' babes with vintage guitars as accessories. The all-female ensemble has put an impressive amount of thought and work into crafting stylish pop music from a composite of influences, including the oft-cited doo-wop girl-group aesthetic and surf rock instrumentation. Their sophomore album Only in Dreams, released last fall, is far more sophisticated than their fuzzy first efforts, placing pristine vocals at the forefront and tackling heartbreaking subject matter—though that would be hard to discern from the upbeat tunes alone. "Heartbeat (Take It Away)" cloaks profound lyrical sadness in light, pleasing melodies, and the culminating effects of despair are beautifully portrayed on the shimmery, sobering "Coming Down." MARANDA BISH

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.
  • Sun., May 27, 9 p.m. 2012
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