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Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey and Bumblefoot


Roseland (map) Northwest
Fri., June 27, 7:30 p.m. 2014 All Ages


Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is one of rock's most polarizing figures. His persona represents the absolute apex of '80s penis-metal bravado, but he's also undeniably one of the most impressive and innovative guitarists of all time. (That's not hyperbole—he makes Brian May look like Sid Vicious.) Malmsteen's a careerist to the bitter end, though, and lacks anything close to a perceivable musical "soul," which makes sense, as rock 'n' roll's influence on Malmsteen is reportedly limited to the time he saw Jimi Hendrix smashing a guitar on TV. His latest album, Spellbound, is standard Malmsteen fare, featuring plenty of to-be-expected, sterile, faux-classical wankery and some, well, genuinely spellbinding riffage. Regardless of how you feel about him, Malmsteen remains a beacon of influence for pimple-faced, aspiring guitar gods who don't yet realize how dorky this shit is. MORGAN TROPER


8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
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  • Fri., June 27, 7:30 p.m. 2014
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