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Celilo, The Maldives, Drunken Prayer and Ed & The Red Reds


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., Oct. 22, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios

The story of local band Celilo is one marked by tragedy: A drunken driver killed drummer Kipp Crawford on his bicycle on the way home from a gig two years ago. But if the shadow of Crawford's ghost hangs over the band's backstory, it doesn't permeate Celilo's recent, remarkable Buoy Bell album with unbearable sadness. Rather, the record is a life-affirming collection of songs that flirt with folk, rock, and country, with effervescent jangle and warm humor. Crawford can be heard on Buoy Bell's "Axis," but the rest of the record is filled with the easygoing but sturdy songwriting of frontman Sloan Martin, whose sandpaper voice carries both memory and loss without ever succumbing to regret. The album is a fine tribute to Crawford, but just as importantly, it's the kind of record that will strike a chord in those who don't know its history. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sat., Oct. 22, 9 p.m. 2011
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