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Skull Diver, This Patch of Sky, Eclisse


Tonic Lounge (map) Northeast
Fri., Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m. 2017 21+


Winter winds blow through These Small Spaces, the 2017 debut from Eugene post-rockers This Patch of Sky. Throughout Spaces, Alex Abrams’ cello carries melodies over moody arrangements that owe as much to classical composers like Gorecki or Elgar as they do to Mogwai. The album heats up on “Paper Mountains,” with Abrams’ sweet, languid, swing-lo phrasing nodding to an unlikely reference point, Gershwin’s Porgy ’n’ Bess. Kit Day and Josh Carlton help build Abrams’ woody sound, creating an atmosphere of melancholy but also sacred introspection and beatific rapture. This Patch of Sky is more a small classical ensemble than a rock band, and These Small Spaces isn’t so much a collection of songs as it is a series of musical ideas, periodically coming up for air in an icy lake. WILLIAM KENNEDY

Tonic Lounge

3100 NE Sandy, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 853-1264
Hours: Daily 3pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 3pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m. 2017
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