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Ryan VanDordrecht, Cooper & the Jam and Spirit Lake


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Wed., Jan. 29, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Doug Fir

Formerly of the bands Castella and Sidestar, Ryan VanDordrecht has readied a solo debut, and Beast of Love reveals the songwriter's talents in straightforward, admirable fashion. Nothing on the record heats up past a low boil, but the laidback, rootsy affair works perfectly well on its own terms, particularly on the twangy "Great American Life" and the boozy barroom slowburn of "I Ain't Coming Home Tonight." Pop smarts are imbued into almost every track, sidestepping the earnest singer/songwriter qualities that could have turned Beast of Love into a navel gazer. Instead, it's a grower, and the re-introduction of a worthwhile local talent. NED LANNAMANN

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Jan. 29, 9 p.m. 2014
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