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Kurt Vile & The Violators, Black Bananas and True Widow


Star Theater (map) Downtown
Sun., May 27, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Kurt Vile

Don't let Kurt Vile's sleepiness fool you—this guy can shred. The Philadelphia psychedelic king is no stranger to Portland, but it's nice to see him back. His fuzzed-out guitar sounds and dreamy vocals are seductively captivating. His guitar riffs are heavy, his lyrics are light, and no question he puts on a good show. ZIBBY PILLOTE

A black banana is more than a rotten piece of fruit that can only be saved by mashing it on a piece of toasted bread and covering it in crunchy peanut butter. Black Bananas, plural, is the new name for Jennifer Herrema's continually evolving rock 'n' roll art project that was once called Royal Trux. Don't go expecting fuzzy-druggy blues rock anymore, though. Think more Rolling Stones if they were suddenly horns-throwing butt-rockers from 1982. And I say "butt-rocker" in the fondest possible way—Black Bananas are keeping the '80s metal sound alive. Some never wanted it to die. KELLY O

Star Theater

13 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209

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  • Sun., May 27, 9 p.m. 2012
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