Cake

JAY HORTON
9 pm, Wednesday May 29 | Sold out.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 

[POST-MODERN ROCK] Thrown to the back of alt-consciousness like so many threadbare ironic T-shirts, Cake still goes the distance, though more dependent than ever on a comfortably maturing fan base (2011\'s Showroom of Compassion debuted atop the charts—with the worst sales of any No. 1 album in Billboard history) that neither knows nor cares about a worsening critical reputation not altogether deserved. Though the band is loathed in certain circles for embodying all the evils of a nascent hipsterdom since the release of 1996 breakthrough Fashion Nugget, the dilettante romps through discarded idioms felt ironic at the time—the disaffected Gloria Gaynor cover, the breezily doleful trumpet fills, the lyrical preoccupation with décor, even the band\'s Sacramento origins seemed oblique whimsy—but confusing aesthetic with identity and embracing past pop trifles soon enough became a generational illness. If John McCrea\'s none-more-arch delivery limits emotional resonance, that hardly means he\'s insincere. Make no mistake, so long as the monied faithful buy out consecutive nights at Doug Fir despite ludicrous prices just to catch his droll toastmaster rendition of disco, he will survive.



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

 
 

Doug Fir Lounge

830 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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