Home / Events / Music Calendar / Polica, Night Moves

Polica, Night Moves

JAY HORTON
9 pm., Saturday April 06 | $15.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 
[AUTOTUNE-DA-FE] A Gayngs-related side project from the far northern indie fiefdom ruled by Bon Iver, Minnesota quartet Polica’s 2012 debut, Give You the Ghost, stirred no little controversy by embracing electronically aided vocal correction devices as unabashedly as any Top 40 prefab puppet show. Whatever instrumentation might seem most appropriate for tunes encompassing reflections upon a crumbled marriage—Polica’s standard set-up of two drummers and nimble bassist wringing heartache from sheer momentum—there’s little shame in demanding an idealized clarity of vocals, but a string of recent buzz-building live shows have proven chanteuse Channy Leaneagh more than capable of perfecting her pitch without resorting to technological gimmickry.  For all the abuse (rightfully) hurled at lazy overproduction meant to disguise an artist’s failings, any crutch artfully employed can add new dimensions to the most familiar ballet. By immersing herself within the digitized artifice, Leaneagh’s tortured solipsism achieves a distinctly alien grandeur.



Where: Wonder Ballroom
Phone: 284-8686
Address: 128 NE Russell St.

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Ages and Ages

Friday, Nov 21, 2014

[CHAMBER POP] Albums borne from tragedy are commonplace, but it’s less common that such albums end up sounding as cheery as Ages and Ages' Divisionary. Between th ...

9 pm | $10. Through Nov. 22.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Blockhead, Elaquent, Muneshine

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

[ALTERNATIVE BEATS] What does it take for respected electronic label Ninja Tune to pass up longtime signee Blockhead’s album, Bells and Whistles? The answer ...

9 pm | $12.
Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. Web | Map

Fleetwood Mac

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

[DEFINING LINEUP] There’s a reason Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 classic, Rumours, remains one of the best-selling albums of all time—it’s damn good. It a show ...

8 pm | $49.50-$179.50.
Moda Center 1401 N Wheeler Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Wonder Ballroom

Smallpools, Magic Man, Panama Wedding

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

[POP] Smallpools has an app on its website that connects to your Instagram account. If you hashtag your post #smallpoolsdoodles, the band might repost it through the ...

7:30 pm | $14 advance, $16 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map

Circa Survive, Title Fight, Tera Melos

Monday, Nov 24, 2014

[POST HARDCORE] Today’s sign of the scene-kid apocalypse: The beloved scream-core tent pole Circa Survive is about to turn 10. Since leaving Saosin to found the po ...

7:30 pm | $20 advance, $23 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close