Wonder Ballroom Northeast
Tues Oct 16, 8:30 pm 21+
Recommended by Robert Ham
This co-headlining bill connects two acts that reintroduced a melodic edge to guitar rock during their respective heydays. The Paisley-Underground-affiliated Dream Syndicate holds down the spacier end of things. Their return in 2012 after a quarter-century-long split culminated in the recent LP How Did I Find Myself Here?, a fantastic collection of craggy psych-rock jams. Closing out the night is Matthew Sweet, who, since his 1991 breakthrough Girlfriend, has perfected chiming, lovestruck pop with varying degrees of volume and intensity. His latest album Tomorrow Forever is another masterwork that leans on his close reading of ’60s and ’70s classics from both sides of the Atlantic.
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"