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Parenthetical Girls, Wax Fingers, Palmas and Aan


Rontoms (map) Southeast
Thu., Aug. 23, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Tender, the new EP from Portland prog trio Wax Fingers, burns brightly in all the right places, plotting smart, subdued weirdness that's swayable and deliciously psychedelic. Their follow-up to 2010's self-titled debut finds the band reeling in their considerable technical prowess, relying not on flashy time signatures or swelling symphonics alone. Tender guts the core of the group's mad science on the septic-dark opening track "Bauhaus" and the ebbing-flowing title track. But it's not all insular restraint; "I'm So Limber" allows a late-breaking volume-spike, while EP closer "Almost Always Sailing" pairs heavy synth soundscapes with frantic drumming and score-worthy instrumentation—provided the film chronicles the slow demise of a psychotropic-popping druggie. Beauty and brawn work in tandem here, producing a wonderfully diverse slice of outsider pop. This show is the official release for Tender, so bring money. RYAN J. PRADO


600 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am-2:30 am Sat-Sun 2 pm-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 11 am-2:30 am Sat-Sun 2 pm-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Aug. 23, 9 p.m. 2012
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