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Dam-Funk, Vinnie Dewayne and DJ Cooky Parker


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., July 21, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Mississsippi Studios

It would be easy to pigeonhole Dam-Funk as a retro act, riding the dual wave of frenzy for DIY and early '80s nostalgia. Aural reminiscing definitely has its place, but it's an ass-backward way to listen to Dam-Funk. It's a happy coincidence that the arbitrary masses finally caught up to what he has been doing for years—making electro-funk in his garage. When heard from start to finish on earphones, Adolescent Funk and Toeachizown show the full range of his keyboard ingenuity. Still, spending so many years in solitude can give a person his own way of doing things, and Dam is an iconoclast when it comes to details: from the pleasing immediacy of synthetic percussion and bouncy bass, to the sparse use of sexy Princeisms, to the fact that he does it all without using any of those familiarly aggressive sexist and racist epithets. REBECCA WILSON

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sat., July 21, 9 p.m. 2012
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