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Devon Williams, Hausu and The Shivas


East End (map) Southeast
Mon., Sept. 5, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Daniel Arnold
Devon Williams

Devon Williams is the candy man, and he's stocked full of enough caramel-laced pop confections to send you into a sugar coma. These tasty tunes are so ooey-gooey that they're almost too rich to take in at once, but the occasional indulgence feels so good, how could it be wrong? Williams' new record Euphoria is more than just a guilty pleasure—it's that perfect half-hour bite, balancing nostalgic depth of flavor with hints of slow-motion power pop (à la Cleaners from Venus), soft rock pastiche (Prefab Sprout), and a fascination with '80s production styles (the Church). But like every great chocolatier, you've got to have that something special to keep people coming back when the craving hits. In this case, it's the exquisite choral and orchestral arrangements Williams tops his treats with. You'll be sucking your sticky fingers for days afterward. CHRIS CANTINO

East End

203 SE Grand, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Mon., Sept. 5, 9 p.m. 2011
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