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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tonight in Music: Larry Yes, SunFalls

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM


XMAS COVER PARTY: LARRY YES, OSAMA SINATRA, DUBAIS
(East End, 203 SE Grand) Sometimes you gotta get out on Christmas. Maybe your family stinks. Maybe you have no family at all. Maybe you're Jewish. Regardless of reason, the options are often slim. Tonight, however, Larry Yes offers hope. While it's hard to say what exactly Yes & Co. have planned, or what "Xmas Covers" means, history deserves the benefit of the doubt. Yes has been hacking it out, playing and producing for the sake of it since the days of the X-Ray Café, the burgeoning seed of Portland's now-flourishing community. And as Yes' work with groups like Art of Flying and the North Pole Records crew suggests, he's into the tactile, the warm and connective. Or, just what might make Christmas. ANDREW R TONRY


PSYCHOPOMP—BLACK MASS: SEEK THE LIGHT, CASCADIAN WINTER, SCARD, CHAD CARVER, GUL BABA, SUNFALLS, NOYOUYESME, AARDVLCAK
(Lovecraft Bar, 421 SE Grand) If you find yourself in need of a trip to the dark side on the night of Christmas, look no further than this event which features an array of artists performing noise, drone, ambient, and experimental electronic music in the decadently gothic Lovecraft Bar. SunFalls (Uxepi Ipexu) will guide you toward an alien realm of metallic sound structures that fracture into a world of kaleidoscopic colors. A recent free release on his Bandcamp page will give you a taste of what's in store. Noyouyesme (Jason Cesarz) continues down this path of psychedelic electronica, offering fascination in the form of intricate rhythms and melodies that coil in upon themselves with curious and enticing abandon. CHRISTINA BROUSSARD

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