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WILD COMBINATION: OPERATIVE, GOOD NIGHT BILLYGOAT
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Creative think tank Research Club presents a night of cross-discipline entertainment from some of Portland's most innovative projects. Stop-motion animation by Good Night Billygoat, performance art by Oregon Painting Society, minimalist techno by Operative, and more! SUZETTE SMITH
CROCODILES, BLEEDING RAINBOW
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Did you guys hear that Black Tambourine reunited for some East Coast shows, the first they've played in 21 years? Supposedly it's for Chickfactor magazine's 20th-anniversary party, but I'm betting they also got sick of so many bands out there aping their style. Not that there's anything wrong with that: Bleeding Rainbow—who happen to have one of the best band names ever and a shoegaze/noise-pop-with-lovely vocals sound—are just one of many such bands currently on the circuit. For those keeping track, Crocodiles' 2010 album, Sleep Forever, is still a gorgeous collection of gripping fuzz-guitar trajectories, and the lead single off their upcoming Endless Flowers suggests it will be, too. GRANT BRISSEY
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