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Big Thief, Iji


Mississippi Studios North
Sat., March 4, 9 p.m. 2017 21+


Tonight’s main billing, Big Thief, hails from our cultural sibling, Brooklyn. Though often sparsely arranged, songs on the band’s 2016 debut Masterpiece flourish with little more than guitar and lullaby-gentle vocals. “Lorraine” finds guitarist and singer/songwriter Adrianne Lenker’s voice swelling with hopeful, vernal tenderness. Even on noisier tracks like the titular “Masterpiece,” with its straight-ahead indie rock sensibility, Lenker’s grasp of the sentimental and romantic shines. Supporting Big Thief, Seattle’s Iji is also not to be missed. The (primarily) solo bedroom recording project of Zach Burba, Iji’s live roster regularly rotates, but has lately featured DIY all-stars Jake Jones (Sick Sad World) on drums and Evan Easthope (Land of Pines, Neighbors) on guitar. Between touring with Iji and Brooklyn-based (and Seattle-conceived) Mega Bog, Burba is nearly always on the road. The songs he writes for Iji distill the sun-dappled, blown-out snapshots of the traveling life, all cool drinks and warm air rushing through the open car window. SAM BOVARNICK

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3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sat., March 4, 9 p.m. 2017