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Jeremy Messersmith, The Lumineers and Nicki Bluhm


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Fri., July 22, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios

At the risk of complete emasculation, I must first say this: The music of Jeremy Messersmith evokes images of kittens—lots of them, but not so many that there appears to be a rogue kitty invasion—nuzzling a small child eating an ice cream cone. There is some utterly endearing quality that exists in the tonality of Messersmith's voice—a soaring ethereality à la Brian Wilson, though delightfully subdued and devoid of any detectable tumult. Not to mention his unwavering ability to craft saccharine pop songs about life, death, and the Death Star (as heard on "Tatooine," the transient love song named for the home of the Skywalkers), all of which have gained him much acclaim in his home city of Minneapolis and enabled him to jump on hotel beds around the country (as seen in the video for swinging "Lazy Bones," off 2010's The Reluctant Graveyard). If you feel your week is lacking in the "Fucking Adorable" column, head straight to this show for satiation. RAQUEL NASSER

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Fri., July 22, 9 p.m. 2011
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