This Week in the Mercury

Up & Coming


Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Sold Out


Sold Out

Summer Strut

Friday, June 12, 2009

I Was a King - This Weekend

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 4:14 PM

It's not as if there isn't already plenty to do this weekend, but Norwegian band I Was a King rolls through town this weekend on their first American tour. They play stomping, glittery pop that's more than a little reminiscent of Teenage Fanclub. Their current, self-titled record features appearances from Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Smith of Danielson, and others. It's a shuffle of short, to-the-point, nuggety pop songs that somehow expand beyond their concise scope. I Was a King manage that trick of making seemingly simple pop music that grows on you the more you listen.


I Was a King - "Norman Bleik"

I Was a King open for Constantines and Crystal Antlers on Saturday at the Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12. And if you're broke, underage, or otherwise busy, I Was a King also plays earlier that afternoon at Music Millennium, Saturday June 13, 4 pm, FREE, all ages.

Comments (1)

Showing 1-1 of 1

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Comments are closed.

Tip for End Hits?
Email them here.

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy