Wonder Ballroom Northeast
Thurs Nov 8, 8:30 pm All Ages
Recommended by Ben Salmon
Give Kero Kero Bonito credit for following their instincts. The London trio had generated plenty of buzz over the past five years with their hyper-catchy collision of J-Pop, electronic music, and video game aesthetics. But when their personal lives started to darken with loss, heartbreak, and nostalgia, Japanese singer Sarah Midori Perry and her bandmates Jamie Bulled and Gus Lobban transformed into a rock band, with their friend James Rowland on guitar. Last month, they surprise-released their new album Time ’n’ Place, which is crunchy and urgent, but still catchy and bleep-bloopy, and every bit as cool as their previous stuff.
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"