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EMA, The Blow, Decorum


Mississippi Studios North
Sat., Oct. 28, 9 p.m. 2017 21+


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I was lucky enough to move to Olympia in 2002, at the very moment Khaela Maricich was doing her first performances as the Blow. Existing somewhere between show and conceptual art, early Blow performances were perfectly odd events that everyone could see was the beginning of something remarkable. Soon after, the Blow became a Portland band and created the electropop masterpiece Paper Television, before moving to Brooklyn and solidifying the project as Maricich and Melissa Dyne. Last month they put out their first album in four years, Brand New Abyss, a largely successful plunge into modular synths that contains my pick for single of the year, “Get Up.” A raw, playful, much-needed battle cry against apathy, the song features Maricich playing the role of the badass aunt who's been there, seen the limitations of cool, and is now filled with a boundless enthusiasm for life that she can pass along to you, if only you'll listen. JJA

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sat., Oct. 28, 9 p.m. 2017