Home / Events / Music Calendar / Giant Giant Sand, Flash Flood and the Dikes

Giant Giant Sand, Flash Flood and the Dikes

MATTHEW SINGER
8 pm, Monday October 08 | $15
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave.
 

[SUN-BAKED COUNTRY] Fans of Arizona's long-running Giant Sand might look at that name and think it's either a typo or the result of some kind of legal schism within the band, but then, anyone familiar with the group knows such a breach could only happen if singer-songwriter Howe Gelb suffered a total schizophrenic break from reality and decided to sue himself. Since 1988, the band has operated essentially as a one-man show, with Gelb firing and rehiring musicians at his leisure and recording pretty much whatever the hell whim dictated at the moment. His albums have run the gamut, from the Neil Young-ish guitar implosions to sun-scorched alt-country to borderline stoner metal, though his best-loved material serves as a desert-mad precursor to the rootsy experimentalism of fellow statesmen Calexico (whose members have done time backing Gelb). For his latest, Tucson, the Pennsylvania native called upon a dozen players—hence the double Giants—to help create what he's subtitled "A Country Rock Opera," a panoramic ode to his adopted hometown. 



Where: Mississippi Studios
Phone: 288-3895
Address: 3939 N Mississippi Ave.
Website: www.mississippistudios.com

 
 

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox, Shining

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014
[METALJAZZMATHCORE] It took me a little bit to get into the Dillinger Escape Plan. The mathed-out, seizure-inducing metallic pandemonium that is 1999’s Calculating Infinity was too much for m ...
8 pm. | $20 advance, $25 day of show.
Hawthorne Theatre 1507 SE 39th Ave. Portland Web | Map

Halo Varga, Evan Toutz, Uungh, Demetre Baca, Doc Manny, Clay Watkins, DJ Tracy, DJ Tao, Ollie Vaughn

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014
[HOUSE] Globetrotter Halo Varga has been classing up the West Coast house scene for two decades. “Future,” released in 2000, is undoubtedly one of this millennium’s finest cuts, taking the best ...
10 pm. | $12 advance, $15 day of show.

Switchfoot, the Royal Concept

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014
[ALT-ROCK] Even if you don’t realize it, Switchfoot played a role in your ’90s pop-culture experience. Who could forget Mandy Moore’s tearjerking rendition of the band’s song “Only Hope” d ...
8 pm. | $25 advance, $28 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom 1332 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
Also At Mississippi Studios

Stumpfest: Trans Am, Federation X, Life Coach, Drab Majesty, Hot Victory

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
[COKE ROCK] Recent press photos of Trans Am say everything you need to know about the D.C. trio: The members’ coordinating white-on-white getups and comically large mirrored sunglasses look the way ...
8:30 pm. | $15 advance, $17 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Stumpfest: Red Fang, Lord Dying, Norska, Black Pussy, Ancient Warlocks, Chron Goblin

Friday, Apr 25, 2014
[HARD CANDY] Since breaking through nationally with 2013’s Whales and Leeches, local pop-metal heroes Red Fang have been on a six-month victory lap that keeps rolling with this sold-out Stump ...
7:30 pm | Sold out.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Stumpfest: YOB, Black Cobra, Diesto, Drunk Dad, Honduran

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
[OREGON METAL] Since 2003’s Catharsis, Eugene’s YOB has functioned as a sample platter for all things heavy and Northwestern. Hypnotic, effects-heavy guitar parts are set adrift in a shallo ...
8:30 pm. | $15 advance, $17 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close