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The Be Good Tanyas and Huck Notari


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. 2012 21+


Back in 1999, when O Brother, Where Art Thou was still in production and before today's legion of banjo players could drink or vote, the Be Good Tanyas began reviving traditional Americana sounds. Evocative of the Carter Family, the Canadian three-piece are folk purists of the highest order. Like many groundbreakers, their output has been frustratingly sparse, but they have just released their fourth album, A Collection (2000-2012), a 16-song retrospective with two new tracks, including the highlight "Gospel Song." For trendsetters, Frazey Ford, Samantha Parton, and Trish Klein have avoided the spotlight, though not necessarily the signifiers of pop-cultural prestige: Their dark cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Waiting Around to Die" was memorably featured in the second-season episode of Breaking Bad in which Walt wanders naked around a supermarket. Parton was in a scary car accident back in September, and these shows (Saturday and Sunday) are part of a string of make-up dates. REBECCA WILSON

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
Hours: Open for shows only.

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. 2012
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