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Cindy Wilson, Sarah Jaffe, Mini Blinds, Strange Babes DJs


Star Theater (map) Downtown
Sat., Dec. 9, 9 p.m. 2017 21+


As the coolly collected counterpart to Kate Pierson's fiery pizzazz in the B-52’s twin frontwoman attack, Cindy Wilson shared equal sonic space within the duo’s ecstatically joyful harmonies and the clouds of my teenage "Love Shack" crushworld. Post-"Cosmic Thing," however, Wilson has been relatively reserved from the spotlight, and only participates in the band’s activities intermittently. That’s why the release of her new album, Change, feels like drinking a delicious glass of cold water. Whether bursting through a psychedelic discotheque ("Mystic") or nonchalantly delivering slices of sparkling melancholy ("Brother"), Wilson’s voice oozes with her eternal strength and patented grooviness, especially when it’s filtered through modernist production. Even her punky roots bloom on the infectiously energetic "Brother." If you've ever freaked out to the chorus of "52 Girls" as much as I have, you should prioritize seeing this true musical heroine. CHRIS SUTTON

Star Theater

13 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209

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