Emily Wells @ Doug Fir Lounge 06/20/2013

Following the abstract feverishness of local band 1939 Ensemble, Emily Wells took the stage of the yet again sold out Doug Fir Lounge. Looking comfortable and ready to play in a silver jumpsuit, she entranced the crowd by encompassing her live show with classical style. She caches crystalline electronics and somewhat “trip-hop” beats, with emotive violin strains, and pounds her bass drum while delivering lyrically sharp, wingstroke vocals that channel a belting Nina Samone. Her additional pizzicato and analog synthesizer compel an unexpected rural village folk.

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This entry was written by elevenpdx, posted on June 24, 2013 at 11:46 am, filed under Live and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

DJ Shadow @ The Wonder Ballroom 04/26/2012

DJ motherfuckin’ Shadow, aka Josh Davis, seized the trip hop scene by building up steam through the earlier years of the 90’s to unleash his mastery in ’96 with Endtroducing. His 20+ year career took him to the Wonder Ballroom Thursday night, where he continued to channel the music that has always flowed through him, and audibly undressed a full house. He’s been on tour for a while now promoting his latest album, The Less You Know, The Better (2011), which involves playing inside a white Shadowsphere that can rotate.

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This entry was written by elevenpdx, posted on April 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm, filed under Live and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.