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Sam Humans, The Weak Knees and Dinosaur Heart

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The Lombard Pub North
Sat., July 20, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

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Portland jangle-art-rock band the Weak Knees release their very impressive second album, Until You Can (They Will Tell You You Can't), at their record release show tonight. The four-piece combines tropical guitar, danceable new-wave rhythms, and a left-of-center artiness, coming up with a familiar-sounding yet durably intriguing combination. The band's original modus operandi was "Motown meets Modest Mouse," and traces of those elements remain in the Weak Knees' sound—Modest Mouse in the thickly tangled guitars and the inversion of typical rock pomp, and Motown in the crisp songwriting and effervescence of sound. Until You Can is a solid album from front to back, and the turmoil caused by recent lineup changes within the band is hard to locate in the band's confident, carefully assembled songs. NED LANNAMANN

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The Lombard Pub

3416 N Lombard, Portland, OR 97217
503-240-0249
Hours: Mon 4pm-12am, Tue-Thurs 4pm-1am, Fri 1pm-2am, Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-12am

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  • Mon 4pm-12am, Tue-Thurs 4pm-1am, Fri 1pm-2am, Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-12am
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  • Sat., July 20, 9 p.m. 2013
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