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Numbers Station, Babysoft and Northern


Ella Street Social Club (map) Downtown
Thu., Nov. 29, 9 p.m. 2012 21+


Numbers Station take their name from a venerable type of shortwave radio station that broadcasts transmissions between governments and overseas spies, usually in the form of nonsensical streams of numbers, letters, or words. I don't know if Numbers Station are in touch with the Cubans, but it is an appropriate name for a band whose music is just as nerdy as it is mysterious. Meditative and surprisingly melodic, their handful of songs calls to mind Tortoise, the jazz-leaning Chicago post-rock band. The trio of veterans—Andy Fortier and Nutria alums Andrew White and Travis Feldman—have been making wordless music for just about a year now. For guitar music that is simultaneously complex and minimalist, Numbers Station is far less suggestive of algebra than you might expect—which is not to say that there aren't secret codes embedded in the chord progressions. REBECCA WILSON

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.
  • Thu., Nov. 29, 9 p.m. 2012
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