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Big Ass Boombox


Kelly's Olympian (map) Downtown
Sat., Jan. 12, 8:30 p.m. 2013 21+


On Souvenir Driver's debut full-length, Lifts the Curse, the pop conglomerate fashions an ambitious soundscape of sleepy-eyed, fuzzy guitar-rock. The Portland quartet somehow pulls off pairing psychedelic sex-punk tunes like "Philosophy" with more grandiose, Brit-pop-oriented epics like "Futures" or the noodle-y ballad "Trust," while sustaining a common thread of powerful, emotive songcraft. Repetition plays a big role in the Souvenir Driver oeuvre, and songs tend to dawdle on past the five-minute mark; but the reward for patience is a wonderfully moody panorama of reverb-y dream-pop that ought to fit in nicely with tonight's installment of Big Ass Boombox, spread out over four downtown venues. For extra fun tonight, try to guess in advance the course that Charts bassist Andrew Clyde's nomadic antics will take, before he inevitably climbs onto a bass amp, an audience member, or a bar table to perform. RYAN J. PRADO Also see My, What a Busy Week!

Kelly's Olympian

426 SW Washington, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily, 10am-2am

Venue Hours
  • Daily, 10am-2am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Jan. 12, 8:30 p.m. 2013
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