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The Handsome Family, Wildewood

BRANDON WIDDER
9 pm., Saturday November 09 | $13.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 
[WELL-READ AMERICANA] It’s difficult to write a song about an octopus without being compared to Ringo Starr. The Handsome Family’s “Octopus,” however, isn’t the same beast. Like all the songs on the husband-and-wife Americana duo’s most recent effort, Wilderness, it’s less shallow and inviting, swimming with Brett Sparks’ oaky drawl and Rennie Sparks’ dense, lyrical storytelling. Other fiddle-strewn cuts on the album—each named after a different critter—waltz intimately with the same mid-tempo, countrified balladry that marked the Albuquerque couple’s nine previous albums, gently reminding you man’s place in nature is a fickle one. 

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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