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System & Station and Dinosaur Heart


(The World Famous) Kenton Club (map) North
Fri., Feb. 15, 9 p.m. 2013 21+


System and Station have been doing it longer, and better, than just about any band in Portland. Their latest, self-titled full-length is their 10th studio recording, marking their 15th year together. System and Station is yet another impressively played and written collection of high-voltage rock, as we have come to expect from the Portland-via-Boise band. And while System and Station certainly offer some aural fireworks, for the most part they are content to function as a fully integrated team of immaculate craftsmen, letting the songs lead the way. There are tangled guitar showdowns in the vein of Built to Spill, manic pop crackups à la Modest Mouse, and in "Saturday Night Friends" even a bluesy stomp that will unquestionably please the Black Keys' bafflingly large fanbase. The real question is why System and Station still isn't one of the biggest bands in the Northwest; as they've proven time and again, they're absolutely one of the most consistent. This weekend's dual record-release shows tackle opposite ends of town, with tonight's show in North Portland rock temple the Kenton Club, and tomorrow night's at SE Foster neighborhood dive O'Malley's. NED LANNAMANN

(The World Famous) Kenton Club

2025 N Kilpatrick St., Portland, OR 97217
Hours: Daily 10:30 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 10:30 am-2:30 am
Event Times
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  • Fri., Feb. 15, 9 p.m. 2013
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