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Melville, Oh Darling and Spirit Lake


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Thu., Oct. 24, 9 p.m. 2013 21+


On their new EP Maquette, Portland band Melville dug deep and came up with a tumultuous, soulful, country-informed collection that both cuts and heals. It opens with a gusty, guitar-drenched waltz called "The Dead." Later, "Forked Tongue" is a suspenseful, minor-key country rocker that's good enough to have been a Whiskeytown track. The outlook contained in the lyrics of frontman Ryan T. Jacobs seems like a dark one, but the band finds drama and hope in each of the six songs, concluding with the alluring mini-epic "Questions," which turns bummed-out feelings into a whiskey-soaked hymn of redemption. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Thu., Oct. 24, 9 p.m. 2013
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