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Alejandro Escovedo


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Mon., Aug. 13, 8 p.m. 2012 21+

Todd Wolfson

Whatever I'm doing at age 61—it'll be long after the final death throe of print media's ugly, protracted demise—I'm hoping I sound half as energized as Alejandro Escovedo does on his latest record, Big Station. (I'm also hoping for robots.) The Texas songwriter, who cheated death last decade by defeating hepatitis after having already written a lifetime's worth of great songs, keeps things simple on Big Station, opting for a blaring, big-party vibe on much of the record. The lovely, strumming "Bottom of the World" is excellent fan bait, but the record's most interesting moments are when Escovedo tests his already spacious boundaries, as on thumping album opener "Man of the World," which would have been a huge hit for John Cougar Mellencamp in 1985, and slinky closer "Sabor a Mi," Escovedo's first song recorded in Spanish. Note that tonight's show starts at 8, an hour earlier than usual for the Doug Fir. NED LANNAMANN

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.
  • Mon., Aug. 13, 8 p.m. 2012
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