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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tonight in Music: Parenthetical Girls, Young Fresh Fellows, Kinky Friedman

Posted by Ethan Jayne on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM

PARENTHETICAL GIRLS, PSYCHIC FELINE, ANNE (Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) GIRLS CAN TELL—Few acts in Portland, or beyond, can match the dramatic flair of the Parenthetical Girls. Need proof? Their latest limited-edition two-part EP series is hand-numbered with the very blood of frontman Zac Pennington (a former Mercury employee, naturally). The band debuts a brand-new lineup tonight, in their first local show in over a year. Let them bleed for you. EAC

YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS (SW Broadway & Park & Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) PHRESH—Though they sprang from the loins of grunge-era Seattle, the Young Fresh Fellows always had their wits and sense of humor about them, producing jangly power-post-punk that's as bouncy as it is thoughtful. And today you can see them TWICE: at a free after-work concert on Main Street next to the Schnitz, and tonight in the friendly confines of Mississippi Studios. WSH

KINKY FRIEDMAN (Roseland, 8 NW 6th) I know what you're thinking: Who is the Frank Zappa of country music and why aren't I listening to him right now? Lucky for you, Kinky Friedman–singer, songwriter, author, Jewish humorist, former candidate for Texas governor, and alleged redneck Zappa–takes the stage tonight for an evening of story and song that's likely to include Friedman's celebrated country song about the Holocaust, "Ride 'em Jewboy." DAVID SCHMADER

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