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Consumer, Ras Mix, Dr. Burtrum and 1000 TrashCans


Valentines Downtown
Tue., Aug. 26, 8 p.m. 2014 21+

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Experimental noise music can be a tricky taste to acquire. When even some of the genre's best-regarded acts come off as grating and alienating to neophytes, the music becomes a difficult thing to recommend in a live setting. Luckily, there are people out there crafting noise with playfully engaging energy behind it. Portland's Matt Palenske is one of these people. He operates under the alias Consumer, layering looping beats, obscure samples, and modulated vocals to create a sound that has the drive to get your head bobbing—along with the weird factor that keeps you grinning for the length of an entire set. Consumer's latest release, rB>C, rides a line between dissonant and downright soulful, and makes for an experience that's as captivating and accessible as just about anything coming from the realm of avant-garde sonic exploration. CHIPP TERWILLIGER


232 SW Ankeny, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 5pm-2:30am

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  • Daily 5pm-2:30am
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This event is in the past.
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 8 p.m. 2014