Home / Events / Music Calendar / Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wampire

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wampire

CASEY JARMAN
9 pm, Friday April 05 | $15 advance, $17 day of show. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
 

[PSYCH FUNK] As guitar gods go, Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson is pretty low-key. It's only in concert that one realizes the extent of the New Zealand-bred frontman's labyrinthine licks, and even then, he employs such precious little guitar-face that one must watch his fingers to appreciate the intricacy of his leads on songs like "Jello and Juggernauts" and "The Opposite of Afternoon." UMO's sophomore effort, II, makes more obvious use of Nielson's hands than did its predecessor, but it's his singing and songwriting that feel fully evolved. The funky, cut-and-paste sound experiments of UMO's debut have been replaced by seven-minute stoner jams and tricky pop songs that could almost pass as latter-day Beatles B-sides. The live band has evolved even more than the one captured on record, with badass drummer Riley Geare (frontman for Portland's Tomorrow People) joining bassist Jacob Portrait and Nielson onstage. 



Where: Aladdin Theater
Phone: 234-9694
Address: 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Website: www.aladdin-theater.com

 
 

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Patty Griffin, John Fulbright

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

[SADDER SINGER-SONGWRITER] What do you do when your whole artistic persona—not to mention self-image—is seemingly wrapped up in being the sad, lonely misfit from ...

8 pm | Sold out.
Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland Web | Map

Allen Stone, Bad Rabbits

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

[SPOKANE SOUL] If Macklemore were a soul singer instead of a rapper, he'd likely be Allen Stone. They have a lot in common: They're both Washingtonians, they both ha ...

4 pm | $20 advance, $23 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map

Odesza, Ambassadeurs, Hayden James

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

[CHILLWAVE] Odesza’s brand of electronica might have slipped into the "background music" category on its earlier releases, but that’s not the case with latest albu ...

9 pm | Sold out.
Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Aladdin Theater

Patty Griffin, John Fulbright

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

[SADDER SINGER-SONGWRITER] What do you do when your whole artistic persona—not to mention self-image—is seemingly wrapped up in being the sad, lonely misfit from ...

8 pm | Sold out.
Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland Web | Map

Leon Russell

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014

[PIANO MAN] After about a decade away from the studio, Leon Russell re-emerged in 2010 to issue a disc in collaboration with Elton John. However monumental a stateme ...

7 pm | $35. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland Web | Map

Anthony Jeselnik

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

Known for roasting Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen on Comedy Central, the comedian brings his act—and all the offensive, dagger-sharp jokes that populate it—to the Aladdin for a one-night stand. ...

10 pm Thursday, Oct. 30 | $25
Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie 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