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Portugal. The Man, Avi Buffalo

MARK STOCK
9 pm., Thursday July 18 | Sold out.
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
 
[WIDESCREEN POP] More often than not, when Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton produces a record, his involvement turns out to be a blessing. His work with James Mercer in Broken Bells imparted an appealing revivalist soul to the relatively muted Shins frontman. With the Black Keys, the duo’s blues rock was a perfect match for Burton’s classic-pop sensibility. Yet, on parts of Portugal The Man’s latest record, Evil Friends, the band’s natural psych-rock inclinations just don’t mesh with Burton’s production style. Which is not to dismiss John Gourley and his bandmates for their best-manicured work to date. The band has no reservations about producing purebred pop, and the record’s power chords and arena-rock feel testify to that. But previous albums and killer live shows have shown Portugal The Man to be much more individualistic than most of Evil Friends would indicate. Too many songs feel like a tug-of-war between Burton’s dial-turning and the Portland band’s free-range musical persona—a struggle everyone ends up losing. 

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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