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Trio Flux and Trio Subtonic

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The Secret Society (map) Northeast
Thu., May 23, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Secret Society
$9-12

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As their name suggests, Trio Flux self-identifies as a jazz fusion trio. But they have a dirty little secret, one that I think they are beginning to come to terms with: They are actually a clandestine rock band. A prog rock band, to be sure, but a rock band nonetheless. Their second album, Möbius, was produced by Riley Geare, who has worked with Radiation City and drums for Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It's totally unfettered by pedestrian conventions regarding genre, structure, and length. Neil Mattson's guitar riffs range from the smoothest of smooth to gritty distortion, sometimes in the same song. Bassist Julio Appling and drummer Adam Ochshorn provide the cool heart of the album, playing seamlessly off each other regardless of what else is happening around them. And there's a lot: "For the Simple Reason Is" is a big, dusty, wordless country song; a few tracks later, they cover Miles Davis' "Nardis." REBECCA WILSON

The Secret Society

116 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-493-3600
Hours: Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
http://secretsociety.net

Venue Hours
  • Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., May 23, 9 p.m. 2013