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CC Swim, Adventures with Might and Ilima Considine & the Sexbots


Valentines (map) Downtown
Tue., May 29, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Between the keyboards and the name, you'd be forgiven for assuming that C.C. Swim is just another shiny dance band. Actually, the catchy moniker is short for Cuchulain Can't Swim, a reference to Irish mythology, hinting at the nerdiness that suffuses both the lyrics and the music to make them so much more. C.C. Swim have existed since 2009, but their first album, Shapes Take Size, just came out on April 30. Tinges of NES and Atari undercut driving rhythms and burly, unfiltered vocals singing hyper-literate words. The electric guitar provides just enough depth and darkness to keep things from getting too sunny, though they're at their best when they brighten up, as on "Hot Air Balloon," an infectious, swelling dance anthem. It's a good thing C.C. Swim's live shows are so energetic, because they're following up Adventures! With Might, the sweaty duo behind one of my favorite debuts of 2011. REBECCA WILSON


232 SW Ankeny, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 5pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 5pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., May 29, 9 p.m. 2012
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