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Laibach and Owen

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Crystal Ballroom (map) Downtown
Tue., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. 2008 All Ages

Eliza Sohn
$20-25

Laibach have made a career out of blurring the line. They appeared randomly, entering this country via underground music, exposing vulnerabilities, playing tunes they didn't entirely write. Recently, they sang us our own national anthem. (It never sounded so cold.) Laibach come at us from the hard right while fighting for the hard left, and their music—exaggerations on the ingrained—are either inverted sympathies for evil or mockeries of humanistic good. There is no middle ground for this Slovenian industrial act, and the jackboots they adorn underscore their point: "Pop music is for sheep and we are shepherds dressed as wolves," they tell us in the documentary film Divided States of America, a painfully neutral compilation of fan interviews and live footage from their post-election 2004 tour. Tonight, expect a browbeating. MM

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
225-0047
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.
http://www.mcmenamins.com/425-crystal-ballroom-home

Venue Hours
  • Doors usually open an hour before show time.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. 2008
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