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Monday, February 17, 2014

Tonight in Music: Pure Bathing Culture, R. Stevie Moore

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 10:41 AM

(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Wrapping up a month-long tour, Pure Bathing Culture returns for an overdue dose of their modern magic—gently new age-y in a good way, positive and free without being corny. It's cheaper than a therapist and probably even better for you, give or take a few drinks at the venue. MARJORIE SKINNER

(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) With a catalog stretching more than 40 years, R. Stevie Moore may be the most prolific producer of music and self-released media known to civilized earth. Through primarily home recordings and a legendary dedication to genres both experimental and popular, Moore has released more than 400 cassettes and CD-Rs via his home label, the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club. Fans of lo-fi progenitors like Daniel Johnston and Jandek owe a debt of gratitude to Moore's pioneering spirit and his devotion to the punk rock ethos before punk rock was what everyone called it. Since 2011, Moore has taken his circus on the road and has continued his recorded output with online-only releases. His pairing with slacker-punks the Memories ought to make for an intriguing generation gap. RYAN J. PRADO


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