Turn! Turn! Turn! North
Fri March 1, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Ned Lannamann
It’s time to turn the light back on. For several years, Old Light made all manner of psychedelic rock, from compactly trippy pop nuggets to extended space-canyon mega-jams and everything in between. After burning brightly on the Portland music scene (and prolifically—their O.L.V. cassette box set collects five albums they recorded in 2013 alone), Old Light decided to take time off after parting ways with their bassist when his behavior, in the band’s words, “crossed the line of what is acceptable.” Last year, a reconstituted Old Light hinted online at the possibility of new music. And now, this show. Although this band’s trajectory was sadly interrupted, their wide-ranging stylistic diversity ensured their position as one of the city’s most consistently fascinating bands. It’s great to have them back.
8 NE Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon 97211