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Laura Veirs


Music Millennium (map) Southeast
Sun., Aug. 25, 3 p.m. 2013 All Ages


Laura Veirs' ninth album, Warp and Weft, is named after a weaving term, and it's an apt evocation of the record's expertly crafted, interlocking melodies. While it follows Tumble Bee—her wonderful 2011 album for children (and likeminded adults)—and Veirs' 2010 masterpiece July Flame, the new album contains depths not previously shown in Veirs' earlier work. The painterly, wind-washed folk of the gorgeous "Sun Song" will please longtime fans and NPR listeners, but "That Alice" is a chugging, spiky rocker with terrific lead guitar from My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel (his bandmate Jim James also features heavily on the record). Additionally, there are a pair of brief, inquisitive instrumentals that have more in common with Side 2 of David Bowie's Low than anything on July Flame. Veirs performs an in-store this afternoon before embarking on a national tour. NED LANNAMANN

Music Millennium

3158 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214

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  • Sun., Aug. 25, 3 p.m. 2013
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