Crystal Ballroom Downtown
Mon., Dec. 11, 8 p.m. 2017 All Ages
Recommended by Ned Lannamann
By marrying Dylan-style song craft to studio-rat sonic exploration, Philly’s the War on Drugs have somehow become poster children for what remains of guitar-driven rock ’n’ roll. But their immersive albums—from 2008’s superb debut Wagonwheel Blues to this year’s Grammy-nominated A Deeper Understanding—are much more about layered ambient textures than chunky riffs.
Part of the 2017 December to Remember series.
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.