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Radiation City and Ancient Heat


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sun., Dec. 30, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir

Have you visited Radiation City? It's a dreamy place, a midcentury relic filled with butterfly roofs, reverb, and the heady promise of a nuclear-powered utopia. Spam and martinis are what's for dinner. Naturally, doo-wop pervades. But it's been inverted, tossed in a pastel blender with shards of soul and synth, and fed to a girl group that has shrugged off its No Boys Allowed sign. Radiation City's full-length debut, The Hands That Take You, rides the line between nostalgia and the here and now, like hearing the Shirelles through the decayed speakers of the future. It's at once comforting and stimulating. Which is a good thing, because Ancient Heat is a hard act to follow. The horn-fueled disco pleasure band is just as aesthetically minded as Radiation City, it's just that their world feels less like a David Lynch movie and more like an orgy. REBECCA WILSON

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.
  • Sun., Dec. 30, 9 p.m. 2012
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