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Yards, Danny Delegato, Log Across the Washer, Alex Arrowsmith and Teague Cullen

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Ella Street Social Club (map) Downtown
Thu., Oct. 18, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

$5

I have reservations using words like "virtuoso" or "genius" when describing an artist—they're terms that are tossed around so indiscriminately, they contain virtually no value anymore—but Alex Arrowsmith could very possibly be one (or both, or a combination) of those things. His compositions suggest an inherent, encyclopedic knowledge of the pop genus. He has released 14 albums in the last decade, most of which are filled to the gunwales with hooky hits. If I won the lottery, one of my priorities would be to press my personal favorite, 2005's Wharfless, which sounds like an effortless admixture of Wish-era Cure and They Might Be Giants, onto vinyl (opaque gold wax, like it deserves). Had he been writing music in the '60s, Arrowsmith would have undoubtedly been penning hits for the Monkees. Today, for better or worse, Beatles-y pop like this appeals by and large to connoisseurs. MORGAN TROPER

Ella Street Social Club

714 SW 20th Pl., Portland, OR 97210
503-227-0166
Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat-Sun 7pm-2:30am
http://www.ellastreetsocialclub.com/

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat-Sun 7pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Oct. 18, 9 p.m. 2012