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Old Light and Perhapst

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White Eagle (map) North
Fri., June 28, 9:30 p.m. 2013 21+

White Eagle
$8

John Moen is best known as the happy guy who plays the drums (and a startling array of other instruments) for the Decemberists and Black Prairie. But Perhapst is the band that's all his. The 2008 self-titled debut was recorded between Decemberists tours and other projects, but now he's back with Revise Your Maps. It's an upbeat crowd-pleaser that transcends decades as well as the ultra-specific categorizations that we music reviewers are so fond of. Moen doesn't seem to be an angst-ridden guy, and his cheeriness comes across as truly sincere on the album's many satisfying choruses. Indeed, on "Ramble Scramble," he sings enthusiastically about "the power of love" in a way that did not cause me to roll my eyes even once. Other songs, notably the title track, are more melancholy, a little more twangy, and "Sorrow and Shame" fully rocks with a honky-tonk piano and loud guitars. REBECCA WILSON

White Eagle

836 N Russell, Portland, OR 97227
503-282-6810
Hours: Mon 11 am-11 pm, Tues-Thurs 11 am-1 am, Fri-Sat 11 am-2 am, Sun 4 pm-11 pm
http://www.mcmenamins.com/WhiteEagleSaloon

Venue Hours
  • Mon 11 am-11 pm, Tues-Thurs 11 am-1 am, Fri-Sat 11 am-2 am, Sun 4 pm-11 pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., June 28, 9:30 p.m. 2013
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