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River City Extension, The Drowning Men, My Autumn's Done Come 

When: Tue., June 19, 8 p.m. 2012
Price: $10
I can't say if those scruffy youngsters in River City Extension have been taking careful notes on the Portland music scene from their home all the way across the country in Toms River, New Jersey. But they've got certain things dialed in perfectly: a dizzingly large, coed lineup; a sound that cheerfully and expertly swerves from delicate, plucky folk to soaring, anthemic chorale to shit-kicking twang; a name that could be cribbed from one of our city's lesser-used nicknames. How can this not be a Portland band? Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger (see, even that earnest title could've been devised right here) is the eight-piece's tremendously good second record, and it's got a secret bullet that many of the best Portland bands can't pull off: that swaying, midnight-drunk, hoarse, Springsteen-y passion that could come only from the Garden State. River City Extension is a terrific band, and the wonderful Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger is a record that deserves to be listened to for a long, long time. Portland—and the rest of the world—is going to love it. NED LANNAMANN

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