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How to Dress Well, My Body and Babe Rainbow

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Thu., June 14, 8:30 p.m. 2012 21+

$10

How to Dress Well, the musical alias of sometime philosopher Tom Krell, has become famous for his DIY rendering of 1990s soul. By turns transcendentally beautiful and harshly distorted, HTDW's earnest jams call to mind a Mr. Microphone as much as Boyz II Men. Interpreting R&B as ambient music and trading soulful harmonies for muddied lyrics strips most of the genre's sexy signifiers, so HTDW comes across as more of a romantic fantasy than the recounting of a bedroom reality. Like a cold shower, the aquatic-sounding production is partly responsible for this, but it's also what sets HTDW so far apart. On Love Remains, one song in particular sounds like a ballad sung by heartsick whales. It's called "My Body"—coincidentally the name of the opening band, who are about to transplant to Brooklyn. Tragically, this will be their last Portland show as Portlanders. REBECCA WILSON

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
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  • Thu., June 14, 8:30 p.m. 2012
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