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Generationals and Gardens & Villa


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sun., July 17, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios

New Orleans duo Generationals make speedy, shuffling pop that has its roots all over the place, from '60s AM sunshine pop to early-'80s new wave to the most recent Phoenix album. With an expanded live lineup, the band should boast a batch of fine songs from its contagiously good new record, Actor-Caster. They're joined on the bill by Santa Barbara's Gardens and Villa, whose self-titled debut was recorded in Cottage Grove, Oregon, with Richard Swift (who's quickly becoming one of the top producers in the Northwest and is opening up shop in Portland). The record, just released on Secretly Canadian, has blocky synths doing the work of fuzz guitars, with melodies meandering around a sparse electronic landscape like a pixilated ball bouncing around the Pong screen. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sun., July 17, 9 p.m. 2011
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