Home / Events / Music Calendar / The Handsome Family, Wildewood

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
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Drop Dead, Bell Witch

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

[EXTREME METAL] The outer edges of tempo will be explored at this show, which the promoter has dubbed, “Fast vs. Slow.” Really, this is a mini-festival of epic proportio ...

8 pm | $12.
Slabtown 1033 NW 16th Ave. Portland Web | Map

MUSA Soul Fest: Liz Vice, Speaker Minds, Brownish Black, The Get Ahead, Nicole Berke, Dean

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

[PDX-GROWN SOUL] MUSA, the just-established brainchild of local musicians Jeni Wren and Juliet Howard, aims to showcase the Portland soul and R&B scene through promotion ...

7:30 pm | $10 advance, $12 day of show.
Hawthorne Theatre 1507 SE 39th Ave. Portland Web | Map

Sir Richard Bishop, Pendejo

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

[UNROCK GUITAR] It’s hard to guess what guitarist Sir Richard Bishop’s going to be on next. Starting his career in Sun City Girls, he’s worked solo and as one-third of ...

9 pm | $7.
Turn! Turn! Turn! 8 NE Killingsworth St. Web | Map
Also At Doug Fir Lounge

Resurrection: The Brunchening

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Geared towards the service industry and day drinkers, this brand-new afternoon comedy showcase is all about the bloody marys and the bacon. And the standup, we suppose, from a pretty solid li ...

2 pm Saturday, Aug. 23 | $20-$25
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

The Nerdist-approved event, which involves a giant heap of comedians writing and performing original stories about Heathcliff, Harry Potter or Harriet the Spy, returns to Portland. It's almos ...

8 pm Sunday, Aug. 24 | $10-$12
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

The Afghan Whigs, Joseph Arthur

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

[TRANSGRESSIVE SOUL SHAKERS] A certain generation may groan upon recounting the boozy, lightly chauvinist bloodletting of Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli, but the proof of wh ...

9 pm | $30. Through Aug. 27.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close