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Paper Upper Cuts, 1939 Ensemble, Yeah Great Fine and DJ Rumtrigger


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Thu., July 28, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios

David "Papi" Fimbres has played in exactly one zillion bands—including O Bruxo, Pluvial, Sun Angle, and lots more—but Paper/Upper/Cuts are something else: His one-man, heavily rhythmic project sounds like a global collision of every sound that's ever existed. While the dubbed-out palette is largely electronic, Fimbres drops in flutes, brass, live drums, Spanish freestyling, and lord knows what else over the synthetic backing, with sounds ricocheting off one another, either in a violent tumble or in perfect simpatico—or, often, both. The second Paper/Upper/Cuts album, Illa Killa Yellow Space, is out in a yellow-vinyl run of 300 on the Boomarm Nation label, and it's the kind of record that's so giddily stuffed with ideas that it might be disorienting to listen to, if every note and bang and thud were not infused with Fimbres' inexhaustible, undeniable joy. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Thu., July 28, 9 p.m. 2011
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