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Simon Joyner, The Renderers and Davis Hooker

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Sun., July 8, 8:30 p.m. 2012 21+

$10

It's not often that Simon Joyner leaves the Midwestern prairie long enough to go on tour, but his new album, Ghosts, is out on August 14, and it's his first since 2009's Out into the Snow. Funded largely through an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign, Ghosts is an anniversary celebration: Joyner began pioneering the Omaha sound with his earliest lo-fi recordings 20 years ago. On his latest, he draws from a deep bag of instruments, including cello, pedal steel guitar, organ, piano, celesta, and vibes. But not even the warm company of all those instruments can disguise the fact that this is an album about profound loneliness—an elegy for Alex Chilton, Skip Spence, and Jackson C. Frank. Despite the full band, there's never any excess, allowing the plaintive squeaks and creaks to shine through, with the dusty intimacy of Leonard Cohen or (closer to home) M. Ward. 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
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., July 8, 8:30 p.m. 2012
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