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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tonight in Music: Jeff Mangum, Tin House Science Fair, The Skatalites and SBTRKT

Posted by Lex Chase on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:41 PM


JEFF MANGUM, ANDREW SCOTT AND LAURA

(Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside) Read our article on Jeff Mangum.


TIN HOUSE SCIENCE FAIR: WHITE HINTERLAND, PURE BATHING CULTURE, DJ JEN O, CARL SAGAN'S TURTLENECK

(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) No goggles should be necessary at the Tin House Science Fair (in honor of the publishing house's science issue). Live music, various readings, science experiments, and old film screenings promise an entertaining evening with only the most literary of local nerds. CLARE GORDON


SOUL'D OUT MUSIC FESTIVAL: THE SKATALITES, THE SENTIMENTS

(Goodfoot, 2845 SE Stark) The Skatalites were there when ska was invented. Hell, they likely invented it. After their heyday in the early- to mid-'60s, the legendary group reformed in the '80s and has been playing ever since. Ska and reggae have come a long way since then, but you can't get any closer to the source than the Skatalites, and that they're playing the Goodfoot's low-ceilinged basement dancehall rather than a stuffy sit-down theater will allow for maximum skankability. NED LANNAMANN


SOUL'D OUT MUSIC FESTIVAL: SBTRKT, MACHINEDRUM, CELOSO

(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) The music of SBTRKT—that's pronounced "subtract"—ranges from brain-dead dubstep to inventive, soulful post-hiphop in a way that's a total crapshoot. There's some solid songwriting at work here, even if the English guy responsible for it is known for wearing a tiki mask. NL

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