Home / Events / Music Calendar / STRFKR, Chrome Sparks

STRFKR, Chrome Sparks

PETE COTTELL
8 pm., Thursday October 17 | $17 advance, $20 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
 
[ELECTRO-POP] Electro-rock without arena ambitions is difficult to come by these days. Leave it to Portland to offer the synth-pop enthusiast a sensible, slightly askew group of oddballs that pushes dinky synths to the absolute limits in the pursuit of booty-shaking dancehall bangers that have the “massive drums” reverb plug-in turned off. Ignore the interludes and throwaway instrumental numbers that muck up Miracle Mile and you have, at the very least, a hook-laden disco circus you won’t be driven to immediately delete after the singles lose their charm. In other words, if spending any amount of money on MGMT records left you feeling burned, consider any part of STRFKR’s modest catalog your shot at redemption.

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

 
 

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Fat White Family, Jeffrey Lewis

Friday, Oct 31, 2014

[UNION PUNK] There's little special about Fat White Family's sound. They certainly do the lo-fi garage-psych-punk-country thing well, but that's true of many other b ...

10 pm | $10 advance, $12 day of show.
Bunk Bar 1028 SE Water Ave. Portland Web | Map

Wolf Eyes, Sir Richard Bishop, Expressway Yo Yo Dieting

Friday, Oct 31, 2014

[AVANT-GARDE HALLOWEEN] I’m confident in saying Wolf Eyes is the weirdest band to ever release something on revered indie-rock label Sub Pop. It’s not that the M ...

9 pm | $12 advance, $14 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Freeman, Arc Iris

Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

[SAD STUFF] This double-header is more like a night of revival. Aaron Freeman was formerly of Ween, and the pop-folk act Arc Iris was founded by Joice Adams, formerl ...

9 pm | $20.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
Also At Crystal Ballroom

Bleachers, Wild Cub

Friday, Nov 07, 2014

[POP PSYCHOLOGY] Lord only knows the neuroses that accompany writing songs for Taylor Swift, planning a future with Lena Dunham, and playing guitar for Fun—which w ...

8 pm | $18 advance, $20 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom 1332 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Shovels and Rope, Willie Watson

Sunday, Nov 09, 2014

[FRAYED AMERICANA] The married couple collectively known as Shovels and Rope is the epitome of what a functional, loving couple should strive for—to a certain extent ...

8 pm | $18 advance, $20 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom 1332 W Burnside 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