SHONEN KNIFE is easily one of the most identifiable Japanese trios in rock and pop history. These ladies have been at it for three decades and show no immediate signs of stopping. I first heard their sound as part of the fun/ny compilation called If I Were A Carpenter (1994) where they did an amazing rendition of Top of the World (sheer genius here). Since those early days they have had a few personnel changes, tightened their sound and colorful presence. They are back to show off their captivating new record Pop Tune and will be visiting Dante’s for a … Continue reading Shonen Knife Takes Portland!
The Aladdin Theater (3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue) features Icelandic artist Jóhann Jóhannsson in concert, one night only, May 13 at 8PM. Don’t miss this one. TICKET INFO Addendum: The concert was lovely, and truly unique for electronic performance. On stage, Jóhannsson, was joined by a mini quintet symphony, four stringed instruments as well as a second laptopper (Goldmund who played as the virtuoso pianist opener) doing percussive sounds. The black and white projected films had glitches, were dark and slightly non-responsive, but the music was introspective, harmonious and trance-inducing – so I closed my eyes and drifted off with them. … Continue reading Jóhann Jóhannsson Visits Portland