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Friday, July 25, 2014

Tonight in Music: Rigsketball, Charles Bradley, Hundred Waters & More

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM


RIGSKETBALL: BEARCUBBIN', SONS OF HUNS, THE GHOST EASE, AND AND AND, TALKATIVE, OLD AGE
(Eagles Lodge, 4904 SE Hawthorne) What Cup? The year's most important sporting competition, Rigsketball (in which a bunch of bands shoot hoops off a modified tour van), comes to a close with a blowout. Performances from Sons of Huns, the Ghost Ease, And And And, and more shall salute the victors and soothe the slain! MARJORIE SKINNER


CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES, PICKWICK
(Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon) Tonight at the Oregon Zoo, Charles Bradley will scream and stew and love and sing—sing in such a way that maybe he's crying, but it's beautiful and not concerning. The newly venerable soul virtuoso, rediscovered after a hell of an existence, will seem to wring himself out onstage, and in doing so wring elation out of the crowd. Out of you, if you're smart. DIRK VANDERHART


HUNDRED WATERS, PURE BATHING CULTURE, WISHYUNU
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Read our article on Hundred Waters.


THE BUDOS BAND, SWAHILI, DJ SESQUI
(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) The Budos Band have mastered the art of being all-encompassing. The Staten Island group self-describes their sound as Afro-soul, but a listener can also easily pick up on their psychedelic resonance, Western flair, funk movement, a tinge of the blues, jazzy horns, and flute trills that nearly radiate heat. With the Daptone Records-signature vibrancy to the music, Budos can be seductive and nearly kitschy, offering a perfect blend of new and smooth that's also a throwback to funkier eras. The Budos Band is on the festival circuit for the summer, and while the energy is practically palpable on the recordings, they're really known for their live sets. Do your spirit a favor and go to this show. ROBIN BACIOR


DRAMADY, DRUNK ON PINES, DARK OZ
(Cartlandia, 8145 SE 82nd) In a time when food cart pods are facing the cruel scythe of urban expansion, Cartlandia—way out on 82nd Avenue—remains far away enough that, hopefully, the condo-building money grubbers will never reach them. This is good news for its Friday and Saturday night free live music series, held inside the Blue Room Bar, located on the premises. This Friday's is a doozy, with Portland two-piece pop juggernaut Dramady holding court over your gluten-free crêpes and Smokin' Romes BBQ. The band's 2013 LP, Answer Only to the Sea, is a pop-centric exposition, highlighted by Zacery Stanley's drums-plus-keyboards-plus-vocals, along with Amanda Mason Wiles' bass looping, vocals, and saxophone. Get there early to catch the raw garage-pop of Dark Oz. RYAN J. PRADO

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