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Richard Thompson Electric Trio

JEFF ROSENBERG
8 pm., Friday May 10 | Sold out.
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
 
[FOLK ROCK] On his bold departure of a new album, Richard Thompson embraces dubstep, African polyrhythms, Burroughsian cut-up lyrics and...hell, I’m just kidding, though I wish I weren’t. Instead, Electric sports the same formula as every annual Thompson release: roiling electric guitar (which, admittedly, he still plays like no other) adorning British folk-informed songs, with typically dour vocals delivering typically downbeat lyrics. To a point, it was a signature style. It’s now a tiresome liability. There are some bright moments on the album, but the most honest song’s called “Stuck on the Treadmill.” 



Where: Aladdin Theater
Phone: 234-9694
Address: 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Website: www.aladdin-theater.com

 
 

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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