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Buckethead and Ben Samples

Crystal Ballroom (map) Downtown
Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m. 2012 All Ages

Eliza Sohn
$20-25

Even if you don't really give a shit about Buckethead—in which case, welcome to the club, we're nearing capacity—you have to admire how frighteningly prolific the guy (girl? animatron?) is. For the last 10 years, Bucky's been sticking to a four-LP-a-year average, while also touring—as a solo artist, briefly as a member of Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, and (controversially) Guns N Roses. He is a diligent-ass dude. On the other hand, though, how hard can it be to pump a record out when you're a "virtuoso guitarist"? His latest, The Shores of Molokai, suggests it isn't very difficult at all, as the tracks all sound rather lazily assembled. Maybe this will be the show where he finally removes his disguise? MORGAN TROPER

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
225-0047
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.
http://www.mcmenamins.com/425-crystal-ballroom-home

Venue Hours
  • Doors usually open an hour before show time.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m. 2012