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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tonight in Music: King Krule, the Dandy Warhols, Shadowhouse & More

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM


KING KRULE, TOPS
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Read our article on King Krule.


THE DANDY WARHOLS, MODERN KIN, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
(East End, 1332 W Burnside) It's been almost 20 years since the Dandy Warhols staked out their no-so little piece of Portland's rock pantheon. And nothing's managed to bust 'em up yet—not record company drama, not the band's panoply of side projects. This one's a holiday show, part of the Crystal Ballroom's 100-day extravaganza, with great opening bands Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Modern Kin. DENIS C. THERIAULT


CHURCH OF HIVE: APPENDIXES, SHADOWHOUSE, DJ STRAYLIGHT, DJ WAISTED
(Star Theater, 13 NW 6th) Church of Hive, the ongoing goth and industrial DJ event that runs Sunday nights at Star Theater, hosts two great local bands that are sure to provide a great addition to the weekly showcase. Shadowhouse celebrates the release of a brand new 7-inch whose lovely B-side, "Lonely Psalm," is a sweeping slab of post-punk that finds a way to sulk low and soar high at the same time. It's the perfect document to back up the band's self-ascribed motto of "play loud, dance slow." Stick around for Appendixes, who recently released a 7-inch of their own, Neon Green Fear. The title track is a bona fide dream-pop stunner that reveals itself to the listener like the slow twist of a kaleidoscope. It's a mouth-watering teaser that hints at something great on the horizon, and here's a free opportunity to get on board. CHIPP TERWILLIGER


JESSIE EVANS WITH OTTO NERVOUS, VICE DEVICE, OHLIGANS
(East End, 203 SE Grand) On her Facebook profile, musician Jessie Evans lists her genre as "space vamp." Trust Facebook genre fields at your own risk, but in this case, that's spot-on. The US-born, Berlin-based Evans seems like she dropped onto Earth from another planet, all angles and eyeliners and gorgeously garish glitterbomb outfits that look like a cross between a futuristic flapper dress and the most fabulous marching band uniform ever. Then there's Evans' music, an idiosyncratic mix of slinky electro-pop, with vibrant horns and global sounds befitting its maker's worldly aesthetic. The result—heard all over her new album, Glittermine—is something like M.I.A., Beats Antique, and Goat, jamming in a sweaty apartment above a European disco as the pulse of cosmopolitan cool pumps out the window and floats off into the crackling night air. BEN SALMON

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