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Nurses, Aan, Hookers and DJ JD Samson


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., Sept. 15, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Mississsippi Studios

Nurses make a welcome return to the local stage! Last year, the art rockers released Dracula, a record that found the headrush-inducing zone between pretty, balmy pop and chopped-and-screwed dance beats. With the bill rounded out by hometown acts like the tangled, terrific Aan and the buttrock blitz of Hookers, this is the place to be. NED LANNAMANN

Portland freak-pop quartet Aan have turned heads regionally ever since vocalist/guitarist Bud Wilson began the then-solo project in his bedroom in 2006. Wilson's songs have absorbed melodic intricacies that are hard to pack into a band's catalog, let alone single songs. Vocal vitality notwithstanding, the spooky, effects-heavy husk of 2011 7-inch single "Somewhere's Sunshine" was only a litmus test for the band's upcoming full-length, Amor Ad Nauseum (incidentally, the band's original name before it was shortened to an acronym). "I Don't Need Love," a teaser track from the new album, explodes with keys, crafty guitar solos, and macabre lyrical railing. The group is likely to play some tracks from the new album tonight; get there early for Le Tigre's JD Samson on the wheels of steel, and stay late for Nurses! RYAN J. PRADO

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sat., Sept. 15, 9 p.m. 2012
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