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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tonight in Music: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Mouse on Mars/Matmos, A Volcano

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM


SALLIE FORD AND THE SOUND OUTSIDE
(Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside) On the day of the release of their new album, Untamed Beast, Portland favorites Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside bring their vintage, fiery rock 'n' roll to a cozy in-store performance. This one'll be packed to the rafters, so pre-order Untamed Beast from Music Millennium and get guaranteed admission. NED LANNAMANN


MOUSE ON MARS, MATMOS, HORSE LORDS
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Mouse on Mars haven't toured the US in six years, which is reason enough to see the German duo tonight. But they've also got a pair of relatively new releases to show off—last year's Parastrophics full-length, and the even more recent "mini-album" Wow. With their much-imitated skill in turning abstract or flat-out weird noises into compelling, often danceable beats, Mouse on Mars have always been able to transform their interior-sounding, brain-scratching electronic scribbles into a dynamic, exciting live show. Meanwhile, The Marriage of True Minds, the new album from mad scientists (and BjÖrk collaborators) Matmos, comes out today on Thrill Jockey. When you add in the Baltimore duo's clicks and scrapes, this becomes a stacked bill of music that will do unpredictable things to the head and body. NL


A VOLCANO, MYTHOLOGICAL HORSES, YOUNG DAD
(Slabtown, 1033 NW 16th) Once in a while, a power duo comes along that can shred on guitar and slay on drums hard enough to melt your face. Johnny Brooke and Jesse Chambers write thrashing, in-your-face songs that allow space to appreciate both the intricacies and rawness of metal. Their newest EP, Palaver, is a heavy and dynamic dose of hard rock at its best, but for a true taste of their music, it's best to see them live. Brooke's charismatic vocals and guitar, combined with expansive, booming drums by Chambers, make for an epic, head-banging sound. Catch them tonight before they explode off onto a West Coast mini-tour down to San Francisco. RACHEL MILBAUER

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