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Kathryn Calder, The Dimes and Himalayan Bear


Mission Theater (map) Northwest
Wed., May 18, 8 p.m. 2011 21+

Mission Theater

Victoria, British Columbia's Kathryn Calder is one of the many links in the chain of Canadian power pop that is the New Pornographers—she's the niece of Carl Newman, and has been a member of the band since 2005—and her first solo album Are You My Mother? comes after her 2008 departure from another Victoria band, Immaculate Machine. Mother? was written and recorded as Calder's mother succumbed to Lou Gehrig's disease, but it's not a gloomy wake of a record. Rather, it's a collection of pleasant, girly, sorrowful pop; it stands up against the many fine records in the growing New Pornographers galaxy. Considering her peers are Destroyer, Neko Case, and Newman's own (vastly underrated) solo work, that's no small thing. NED LANNAMANN

Mission Theater

1624 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

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  • Wed., May 18, 8 p.m. 2011
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