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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tonight in Music: Sean Flinn and the Royal We, Beck, Shaggy Sample

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM


SEAN FLINN AND THE ROYAL WE, CATALDO, DUSTIN HAMMAN

(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Read our article on Sean Flinn and the Royal We.


BECK, JENNY LEWIS

(Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale) When Beck's music first shuffled into your '90s-era life, I bet you didn't realize how excited you'd still be to see him two decades later. The shaggy-haired weirdo turned out to be capable of a surprisingly eclectic and consistently pleasing career, and that Jenny Lewis gal ain't so bad either. MARJORIE SKINNER


MEMORY BOYS, SHAGGY SAMPLE, COLE BABY

(Red & Black Café, 400 SE 12th) The smooth, Wurlitzer-driven retro pop of Shaggy Sample is irresistible. Imagine Karl Blau interpreting King Harvest's "Dancing in the Moonlight" (K Records meets K-Tel!), add in a brief rap about making soup, and you'll have a pretty good idea of the joy you'll experience on Shaggy Sample's debut, My Other Car Is. The members of this new Bay Area band come with an impressive and diverse track record of groups that include (but are not limited to) the soulful hiphop duo Jaberi & Deutsch, psych-country outfit Lazer Zeppelin, and noise-pop band Hermit Thrushes. Tonight's show is rounded out by Portland power-pop dreamboats Memory Boys, and Cole Baby, who's half of local boy band IBQT. JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON

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