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Tomten, Dodge Logic and Constellation Prize


Ella Street Social Club (map) Downtown
Wed., Sept. 26, 9 p.m. 2012 21+


Fans of the late, lamented the Dutchess and the Duke might find some solace in their Emerald City citymates Tomten. Not that the quartet attempts D&D's dueling boy-girl campfire intimacy. Rather, Tomten shares a similar affinity for the smokiest, most world weary of all the amber-tinted folk-psych-pop made in the '60s: Between the Buttons, Songs of Leonard Cohen, Chelsea Girl. Frontman Brian Noyeswatkins sounds like Mick Jagger at his "Lady Jane"-iest, as the band traffics in lovely, organ-augmented tones that flicker like candlelight. Their album Wednesday's Children makes good on the promise of the Ta Ta Dana EP (whose title track makes a welcome reappearance on the full-length), and Tomten makes clear that they're capable of making great tunes that stand on their own strength, no references to the past required. NED LANNAMANN

Ella Street Social Club

714 SW 20th Pl., Portland, OR 97210
Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat-Sun 7pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat-Sun 7pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Sept. 26, 9 p.m. 2012
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