Home / Events / Music Calendar / Minus the Bear, Cursive

Minus the Bear, Cursive

JAY HORTON
8 pm Friday, Nov. 16., Friday November 16 | $20 advance, $23 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 
[MUTEMATH ROCK] Bursting upon the muso-sphere as fully formed inverted icons from the moment of its full-length debut a decade past, Minus the Bear combined prog talents, pop affections, digital shadings and a genuine humor absent any hint of their forebears’ sloppy experimentation or aggressive navel-gazing. In their shambling way, the Seattle quintet effortlessly scrawled the post-grad thesis/immediate justification for ’90s college-rock excesses—tour mates Cursive, say, whose signal track off latest release I Am Gemini (a concept album about evil twins, natch) features lyrical allusions to past song titles set to jagged calliope riffage—but arrived too early at a sincere focus upon a whimsical craft. After an ill-advised electro romp, fifth full-length Infinity Overhead sees Minus the Bear reuniting with its longtime producer and further developing its signature sound, which somehow seems a surrender. 



Where: Wonder Ballroom
Phone: 284-8686
Address: 128 NE Russell St.

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Matthew E. White, Wilsen, Chanti Darling

Friday, Mar 27, 2015

[SOFT AND DEEP] Matthew E. White is a little ridiculous. He sings in a voice that's simultaneously soft and deep over orchestral arrangements and groovy beats. He alternat ...

9 pm | $10 advance, $12 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane

Friday, Mar 27, 2015

[FOLK MEETS CLASSICAL] Gabriel Kahane was born into classical music royalty—his dad, Jeffrey, is a famous classical pianist and orchestra conductor—and the Brook ...

8 pm | $25.
Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. Portland Web | Map

The Velvet Teen, Slow Bird, Hot Victory

Friday, Mar 27, 2015

[A.D.D. POWER-POP] It’s difficult to find a thread of consistency that ties together Judah Nagler’s work as the Velvet Teen, but it’s more his lack of output o ...

10 pm | $10.
Bunk Bar 1028 SE Water Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Wonder Ballroom

Andrew Jackson Jihad, the Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, Chumped

Sunday, Apr 05, 2015

[FOLK PUNK] Arizona folk-punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad’s dramatic performance requires more members, more time and bigger venues, but frontman Sean Bonnette's con ...

8 pm | $16.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close