Home / Events / Music Calendar / Marina and the Diamonds, Charli XCX

Marina and the Diamonds, Charli XCX

MATTHEW SINGER
8 pm, Saturday May 04 | Sold out.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 

[NU-POP] There's a good chance U.K. ingenue Charli XCX gave away her best song. The 20-year-old singer, born Charlotte Aitchison, wrote and appeared on Icona Pop's "I Love It," the shouty kiss-off that's soundtracked Girls episodes and Jersey Shore spinoffs and Dancing With the Stars routines and been downloaded approximately one gabillion times. That tune's massiveness looms over True Romance, Aitchison's much-anticipated, just-released debut. Nothing on the album quite approaches the insta-mosh-pit status of "I Love It," but it's still a winning piece of dyed-black cotton candy, mashing up mall pop of the past and present with darker hues of contemporary "cloud rap" and streaks of EDM. Even without her biggest hit, there's a good chance Charli will steal this show from the overblown pastiche of headliner Marina and the Diamonds. 



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

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

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

Refused, White Lung, Don't

Friday, May 29, 2015

[REFUSED ARE F-ING ALIVE] When Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxzén shouts “Nothing has changed!” on “Elektra,” the lead single from Freedom, the group's fir ...

9 pm | Sold out.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Shy Girls, P. Morris, Blossom

Friday, May 29, 2015

[SLOW JAMS] The snowballing force of nature known as Shy Girls is growing bigger still. Dan Vidmar’s sultry R&B act just toured with Haim and is fresh off the ...

9 pm | $15 advance, $18 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map

Device Grips, Medium Troy, Lynx

Friday, May 29, 2015

[SPEARHEAD FUNK] Portland's hip-hop and reggae-fueled multi-hyphenate jammers Device Grips release a new CD.

9 pm | $12.
Star Theater 13 NW 6th Ave. Portland Map
Also At Wonder Ballroom

Shy Girls, P. Morris, Blossom

Friday, May 29, 2015

[SLOW JAMS] The snowballing force of nature known as Shy Girls is growing bigger still. Dan Vidmar’s sultry R&B act just toured with Haim and is fresh off the ...

9 pm | $15 advance, $18 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map

Seinabo Sey

Friday, Jun 05, 2015

[SOUL-POP] For a former hypewoman, NPR’s latest love, the Swedish born Seinabo Sey, dons dulcet like a garment stitched specifically for her. Daughter of West Afri ...

9 pm | $13 advance, $15 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