Turn! Turn! Turn! North
Sun Dec 9, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Joshua James Amberson
Advance Base's third full-length, Animal Companionship, is about naming a dog after a dead boyfriend. It's about actualizing long-distance internet love affairs, and going to the park just to watch dogs run around. Backed by only electric piano and drum machine beats, these stripped-down songs capture both the pervasive loneliness of life and the will to alleviate it—the desire we all have to show care and be cared for. At times, the album inches songwriter Owen Ashworth closer to being bedroom-pop's Springsteen, with its working-class tales of finding beauty in refinery lights, kissing a partner's smoky hair after an apartment fire, and falling in love at the Aquatarium.
8 NE Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon 97211