Architecture in Helsinki bring you shiny-happy-people music from Australia, not the hoped-for grim, abstract soundscapes from Finland that their name portends. 'Tis a pity, but the Down Under quintet are adequate at what they do—primary-colored dance pop for life's lighter moments. The use of glockenspiel, sax, clarinet, recorder, tuba, trombone, trumpet, and analog synths lends AIH's music an orchestral luxuriousness that separates them from most of their peers. New York City's Hooray for Earth write similarly densely layered, melodious songs that go for a cavernous, uplifting effect. Contentment ensues. DAVE SEGAL
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"