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Agent Ribbons, Orca Team and The Happening


The Saratoga (map) North
Sat., May 7, 8 p.m. 2011 21+


The Austin-based duo of Natalie Gordon and Lauren Hess, known as Agent Ribbons, are doing their part to build upon the legacy of modern female music, emulating Amanda Palmer's antics and Joanna Newsom's lyrical prowess with a newly minted type of baroque bedroom pop—the thinking woman's doo-wop, if you will. Agent Ribbons have put a lot of thought into what they want to be, and have a meticulous sound as a result—pretty melodies thrown off kilter by slightly-out-of-tune instruments and heady lyrics. This can be overly obtuse, as in the vaudeville "Your Love Is the Smallest Doll." ("Infinities are like Russian dolls/they fit inside of each other/so what did you mean when you proclaimed/ that you'd love me forever?") That said, most of their music sounds pleasant enough, and I imagine that their zealousness makes for an entertaining live show. MARANDA BISH

The Saratoga

6910 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Hours: Daily 3pm-2am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 3pm-2am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., May 7, 8 p.m. 2011
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