Home / Events / Music Calendar / James Blake, Falty DL

James Blake, Falty DL

CASEY JARMAN
7:30 pm., Wednesday April 24 | Sold out.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 
[EVOLVED TRIP-HOP] After his early EPs acquired stamps of approval from a handful of tastemaking British beat junkies ever eager for new sounds, James Blake proceeded to stun them all with his 2011 self-titled full-length. Blake’s impressionistic electro-funk, spliced with suburban soul and a dash of Aphex Twin weirdness, was also in dire need of antidepressants—an aesthetic that made Blake a perfect collaborator for Bon Iver later that year. It was his production that cut deep on the first album—Blake’s beats stagger and lurch, with submarine pings and oozing synths drifting more freely atop the percussive elements—but his bleak, minimal vocals only twisted the knife. On this year’s follow-up, Overgrown, Blake expands his sonic palette with a few brighter sounds (and a weird guest appearance from RZA), but his gorgeous and understated vocals still sound like half-finished song ideas recorded into a cell phone during a lonely 2 am walk home from the pub. 



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

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

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

Cheap Girls, Restoration, Chris Farren, Hard Girls

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

[BLUE COLLAR POWER POP] Last year's Famous Strangers was Cheap Girls’ fourth proper studio album, and it was another hook-laden fuzz-fest. The Michigan trio ...

9 pm | $10.
Dante's 350 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Stars, Leisure Cruise

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

[BAROQUE'N SOCIAL SCENE] Like most other components of the Broken Social Scene constellation, the gamble of venturing outward into unknown pop territory did not prov ...

8 pm | $20. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland Web | Map

Fashawn, D Future, Manno

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015

[WELL RAPPED] One of the most consistently prolific rappers of the past five years is from Fresno, Calif., of all places. Fashawn, whose forthcoming second full-leng ...

8 pm | $13.50
Peter's Room 8 NW 6th Ave. Map
Also At Wonder Ballroom

Broods, Mikky Ekko

Monday, Mar 09, 2015

[GLOSS POP] Describing New Zealand duo Broods as the midway point between respective former tourmates Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith isn’t an insult. It just means t ...

8:30 pm | $16 advance, $18 day of show.
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