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Phosphorescent, Strand of Oaks

CASEY JARMAN
9 pm., Monday April 08 | $13.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 
[POST-COUNTRY] Like Palace Music and Wilco before it, Matthew Houck’s Phosphorescent peddles a skewed sort of Americana that appeals to those for whom the traditional American Dream has lost its luster. His take on country music embraces the dying wide-open spaces and rolls around in liquored-up American heartbreak. It is anxious and uncomfortable and pretty, and Houck seems intent on being as much a soul singer as his fragile voice will allow. Ten years in, Phosphorescent sounds more honest and weirdly patriotic than ever. Last month’s Muchacho, while less experimental and less Southern than 2010 outing Here’s to Taking It Easy, is a subdued sundown record punctuated with sudden blasts of immense, gospel-style joy. Those excited to discover young, gifted and distinctly American songwriters—an all-too-small club that got smaller with Jason Molina’s untimely passing last month—should give Houck and his band their undivided attention.



Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Phone: 231-9663
Address: 830 E Burnside St.
Website: www.dougfirlounge.com

 
 

Doug Fir Lounge

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