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Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hustle and Drone and Religious Girls


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., June 16, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Mississsippi Studios

A groovy bass line and falsetto have become the Ray-Ban Wayfarers of stylish bands, an accoutrement slapped on for the sole purpose of looking cool. Which is too bad, because when used properly—with a bizarre sense of experimentation, for example—nothing sounds better than funk. It's already been a year since Unknown Mortal Orchestra's first album was released, and despite the self-deprecating modifier, Ruban Nielson of Portland (formerly of New Zealand) has become very much known for his weird, lo-fi funk tunes with beats that stand out in front. UMO is best known for catchy singles like "Ffunny Ffriends," but I like them most at their weirdest, when they sound like nothing so much as the recently, tragically disbanded Ween. Like Dean and Gene, Nielson knows how to push the boundaries of the unexpected and experimental, while never sacrificing enjoyability. REBECCA WILSON

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sat., June 16, 9 p.m. 2012
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