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Pigeons, Sam Humans & The Light and The Besties


Mississippi Studios North
Sun., April 10, 9 p.m. 2011 21+


Mississsippi Studios

Back in January, Portland's Greyday Records released a split 10-inch record with one side dedicated to Bellingham, Washington's the Heligoats, and the other side to Portland shapeshifter Sam Humans (Modernstate, ...worms, O Bruxo). Given Humans' many guises over the years, his six tunes are performed with relative straightforwardness: "Firedrill" is a corrosive guitar song with a chain-gang beat; "Can't Stop the Sun" feels like an obscure, folkier Pink Floyd ballad from one of their pre-Dark Side soundtrack albums; "Hate Is the New Love" offers an unflinchingly bleak message with a cheerfully chiming guitar; "As a People" is an amphetamine rave-up. Every song on Humans' side of the split is musically adventurous, widely varied, uniformly good—and deeply rewarding. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sun., April 10, 9 p.m. 2011