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Mt. Eerie and Key Losers

Recommended

Valentine's (map) Downtown
Tue., June 19, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

$10

Once upon a time, I was dragged to Olympia by some friends for a Mount Eerie show, before I knew anything about Phil Elverum or his music. The venue, a visibly and fittingly eerie deteriorating log cabin in the outskirts of town, was condemned, and the show was consequently cancelled. I was disappointed. Pissed, even—only more so once I returned and actually sat down and listened to Elverum's recordings as the Microphones (his previous moniker) and Mount Eerie. What pensive and poignant art this guy creates, with a musical palette so startlingly diverse, from murmured, gently plucked acoustic numbers to snarling, faux black metal. The common thread is that it's always interesting, and a lot of the time catchy, too (as if the two were incompatible). Mount Eerie is atmospheric pop music that is—brace yourselves—quintessentially Pacific Northwest. MORGAN TROPER

Valentine's

232 SW Ankeny, Portland, OR 97204
503-248-1600
Hours: Daily 5pm-2:30am
http://www.valentineslifeblood.blogspot.com/

Venue Hours
  • Daily 5pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., June 19, 9 p.m. 2012