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David Bazan Band (performing Pedro the Lion's "Control"), Stagnant Pools

CASEY JARMAN
9 pm., Friday December 14 | Sold out.
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave.
 
[SING FOR THE WICKED] He wouldn’t make the transformation explicit until years later, on 2009 solo debut Curse Your Branches, but Control was the dog-eared page in David Bazan’s song book where he crossed the line from thinking man’s evangelist to outspoken critic of the American Jesus. Bazan’s band Pedro the Lion had once been a staple of the Christian music-festival circuit. Control, with its tongue-in-cheek hymns and bitter disdain for consumer culture, found the group cruising along a few miles past the last exit to salvation. A decade after its release, Control stands up as a masterful rock record—even before one fully absorbs the gut-wrenching lyrics—and shines brightly as the pivotal moment in Bazan’s career when he realized stark emotional honesty was more powerful than parable. He and his current band will play the album in its entirety tonight. Rejoice!  



Where: Mississippi Studios
Phone: 288-3895
Address: 3939 N Mississippi Ave.
Website: www.mississippistudios.com

 
 

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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