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Mac DeMarco, The Garden


Oregon Zoo Southwest
Sat., Sept. 9, 7 p.m. 2017 All Ages


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Pop-rock jester Mac DeMarco revealed a soft underbelly on his new record, This Old Dog. It’s a sharp left-turn from his jangly, island-flange guitar freakouts. Buoyed in sentimental lyrics, DeMarco sizzles on the Sea Change-esque title track, which trades the happy-go-lucky prankster’s Salad Days abandon for a self-reflective meditation on the fragility of life. He still resurrects crisp, vaguely schlocky guitar runs from the bowels of the mid-’80s on the trippy “On the Level” and the peppy “Baby You’re Out.” The newfound levelheadedness of This Old Dog suggests that DeMarco will probably be around for a while. I can only imagine the fun he’ll have performing at a zoo. RYAN J. PRADO

Oregon Zoo

4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97231

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  • Sat., Sept. 9, 7 p.m. 2017