Home / Events / Music Calendar / David Bazan Band (performing Pedro the Lion's "Control"), Stagnant Pools

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
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Stooges Brass Band, the Satin Chaps

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

[HEAVY BRASS] Developing within a New Orleans music scene that ostensibly fashioned its own version of funk and soul music after developing jazz in the early 20th century, Stooges ...

9 pm | $13 advance, $15 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Aerosmith, Living Colour

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

[ROCK LEGENDS] Aerosmith gets a bad rap these days, and, honestly, it kind of asked for it. The band largely discarded its original fan base around the time the Toxi ...

8 pm | $35-$250.
Amphitheater Northwest 17200 NE Delfel Road Ridgefield Web | Map

Ratatat, Despot

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

[ROCKTRONICA] After the somewhat misguided, faux-exotica detours on its previous two records, Brooklyn dance-rock duo Ratatat returned this July with Magnifique,< ...

9 pm | Sold out.
Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Mississippi Studios

Stooges Brass Band, the Satin Chaps

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

[HEAVY BRASS] Developing within a New Orleans music scene that ostensibly fashioned its own version of funk and soul music after developing jazz in the early 20th century, Stooges ...

9 pm | $13 advance, $15 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Michael Dean Damron

Friday, Jul 31, 2015

[PARANORMAL COUNTRY] Jello Biafra referred to Slim Cessna’s Auto Club as “the country band that plays the bar at the end of the world.” It’s a pretty fitting ...

9 pm | $12.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Joe Mande

Saturday, Aug 01, 2015

10 pm Saturday, Aug. 1 | $14.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close