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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tonight in Music: Ramona Falls and Pwrhaus

Posted by Lex Chase on Tue, May 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM


RAMONA FALLS

(Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside) The new album from Ramona Falls, Prophet, is released into the world today, so catch the band at a very special in-store performance. Since leaving Menomena, Brent Knopf's knack for heartfelt, creative art-pop hasn't diminished one bit, as Ramona Falls will clearly prove this afternoon. NED LANNAMANN



PWRHAUS, THE PERPETUAL DRIFTERS, UNI AND HER UKELELE

(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) The musical arc of Chico, California's Garrett Gray has burst beyond the barebones confines of blasÉ roots-rock and into a more fully realized Americana stomp. With his band the Perpetual Drifters, Gray's released two full-lengths and an EP—capped by the group's most recent, 2011's Waiting for Saturn, a meditation replete with peppy leads and Gray's earthy vocals anchoring feel-good/feel-bad anthems. Along for the ride as part of the Cosmic Romance Tour is San Francisco-based Uni and her Ukelele, a formidable anomaly slinging old-time melodies with modest four-stringed arrangements and loads of sultry harmonies. It's a vintage California tag-team toting sunny songs just in time for our early summer, and you'd do well to embrace it. RYAN J. PRADO

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