Home / Events / Music Calendar / Tal National

Tal National

MATTHEW SINGER
8:30 pm, Wednesday October 09 | $8 advance, $10 day of show.
Goodfoot Lounge
2845 SE Stark St.
 

[AFRICAN GUITAR POP] “Tal National is not just another band from Niger,” reads the press release for this 13-piece Afropop ensemble, as if bands from that troubled African nation are just flooding the marketplace here in the States. But Kaani, the group's fourth album, does stand out from the albums by other artists in neighboring countries that have recently managed to cross over internationally. Drawing upon several different Saharan musical cultures, the band doesn't feel tied to any particular tradition, instead weaving together sounds from across the region to form a rich, lush tapestry. Those spindly, hypnotic desert-blues guitars, made familiar to American ears by Mali's Tinariwen and Bombino, are underpinned by jumpy, frenetic rhythms less trancelike than twitch-inducing. The outfit is known to play for up to five hours at a time back home in Niamey, the Niger capital, so rest up now.



Where: Goodfoot Lounge
Phone: 503-239-9292
Address: 2845 SE Stark St.
Website: www.thegoodfoot.com

 
 

Goodfoot Lounge

2845 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Bob Moses, Ben Tactic, Lincolnup

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

[DANCE POP] Duos in electronic music are strange animals. Most of the time, they either embrace their duality and the spooky identical-twin production relationship ...

9 pm | $10.
Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. Web | Map

Eyehategod, Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Today is the Day, Wehrmacht, At the Seams, Chronological Injustice

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

[AGGRO] Fresh off an appearance at Phil Anselmo’s second annual Housecore Horror Film Fest, Eyehategod comes to Portland, with a new self-titled album in tow. That ...

7 pm | 7 pm
Bossanova Ballroom 722 E Burnside St. Web | Map

Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

[PSYCH-HOP] Tonight, Flatbush comes to Portland. Both groups—including the one that doesn't advertise its hometown in its name—hail from the Brooklyn neighborhoo ...

8 pm | $23 advance, $26 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map
Also At Goodfoot Lounge

McTuff, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

[JAZZ PROFUNDITY] However fertile Seattle’s music scene is, the area’s not usually thought of as a jazz hotbed. Of course, most jazz ensembles don’t sound like ...

9 pm | $10.
Goodfoot Lounge 2845 SE Stark St. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close