UK electro-pop act Metronomy craft satin-smooth, urbane little tunes whose stylistic polyamory finds them flirting with everything from vintage go-go to lite-kraut pulses. The production's squeaky-clean, to the point where it almost feels as if principal songwriter Joseph Mount's taken sandpaper to anything that could be considered a rough edge. And while normally that'd make for rather bland music, Metronomy are going for a very specific, cosmopolitan sheen, not down-and-dirty dance music. Think a slightly more rocking Hot Chip, or maybe a less cheeky Chromeo. Metronomy is music for deleting emails to, while sipping an Americano. KYLE FLECK
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"