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Foals, Surfer Blood, Blondfire

JAY HORTON
9 pm., Wednesday May 29 | $18 advance, $20 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
 
[POLYMATH ROCK] However unexpected the arena-trembling ambitions of Oxford quintet Foals were after six spiky, inventive years plowing critically acclaimed pastures, recently released third album, Holy Fire, doesn’t exactly suggest Top 40 instincts newly loosed. If anything, the reverse-engineered anthems resemble a jumble of disjointed post-punk B-sides suddenly locking perfectly into place to become more than the sum of their parts. But the constant undercurrent of restless intellects turning their energies toward manufacturing the essence of none-dopier songcraft enthralls precisely because of the overdone wrongness. While a bristling musicality rarely enables the sort of effortlessly soaring choruses from which stars are forged, the band evidently opted to compensate for a certain sonic bloodlessness with unhinged abandon, with frontman Yannis Philippakis lately prone to leaping from second-story balconies mid-gig. Maybe the succession of intricate, ingenious tunes won’t ever approach the pure thoroughbred grace of their forebears’ blinkered riffage, but Foals likely never would’ve been happy just holding onto the reins.



Where: Crystal Ballroom
Phone: 225-0047
Address: 1332 W Burnside St.
Website: www.mcmenamins.com

 
 

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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