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Pentatonix

JAY HORTON
8 pm, Sunday May 05 | $25 advance, $30 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
 

[FUCKING A CAPELLA] While media coverage of Pentatonix’s recent rise has thus far veered toward fawning (proof positive of a burgeoning a capella craze) or dismissive (kitsch novelty act spurred on by reality-TV meme), doesn't the ubiquity of competitive pitchfests and thriving tours from the victors just seem a logical conclusion of the glee-clubbing tweener-bait scene that devoured Top 40 and whelped Justin Timberlake? A medley of hits by JT's old crew lies among the most viewed clips on Pentatonix’s YouTube channel, though substantially less popular than the career-defining covers of Swedish House Mafia and Lady Gaga. "Telephone" landed the Texas quintet on the third season of NBC's Sing Off and still feels especially of the moment, for better or worse. If the succession of star turns splintering an act yet to record a full-length album has anything at all to do with egos jostling for center stage, the sheer hubris beggars reason—more than a whiff of Greek tragedy about the cello beatbox solo album—and, as means of pandering to audiences impatient with the subtler charms of choral euphony, the gimmickry signals woefully diminishing returns. Whatever their vocal limitations, there was no I in ’N Sync. 



Where: Crystal Ballroom
Phone: 225-0047
Address: 1332 W Burnside St.
Website: www.mcmenamins.com

 
 

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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