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Denver, Luz Elena Mendoza and Raymond Byron


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Fri., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios

You know Denver, even if you don't really know Denver. You know their parade of notable players (members of Blitzen Trapper, Alela Diane's Wild Divine, and more), you know their go-to outfit (pearl snaps), and you definitely know their preferred libation (heroic pours of whiskey). But what you might not know is that Denver now have a full-length to call their own. Their 11-song self-titled debut offers few surprises (Where's the reggaeton?), but it does establish the half-dozen Denverites as the finest sad-bastard roots rock act of the Pacific Northwest. There is a hint of fuck-you-let's-fight outlaw country here, but Denver isn't the type to smash a bottle over your skull—that's a waste of perfectly good booze. Instead they do their best work wallowing under the weight of it all. Numbers like "Keep Your Eye Out" and the "Ridin' Alone (San Antone)" might just sap you of the will to live, but they sure as hell sound great doing so. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Fri., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. 2011
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