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Jay Brannan and Chris Pureka


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Fri., Aug. 3, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir

Unlike the vast majority of American singer/songwriters, Chris Pureka's heart-on-sleeve sentiments need not be backed exclusively by lap-steel whispers and chugga-drum dreams. Pureka proved as much on 2010's How I Learned to See in the Dark, a more experimental take on the swirling alt-country found on critically acclaimed albums Driving North and Dryland. The self-released, Merrill Garbus-produced LP utilized the kind of no-limits recording treats that have made Garbus' Tune-Yards so fun—percussive substitutes include jars full of nails and other random bangs of tinny detritus. Pureka is no stranger to Portland, having toured through on the heels of How I Learned to See... several times; but after two years of marinating, the songwriter is readying a new EP for the fall, and is also opening East Coast dates for Y La Bamba. RYAN J. PRADO

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Aug. 3, 9 p.m. 2012
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