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Bill Callahan, Mick Turner

BRANDON WIDDER
8 pm., Tuesday November 19 | $20.
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
 
[FINGER-SNAPPING FOLK] You’ve likely heard it said that jazz is equally about the space between notes as the notes themselves. It’s a saying easily applicable to singer-songwriter Bill Callahan. His deadpan baritone, tatted with bended phrases and enriched with wry narratives, has unfurled at a glacial pace ever since the 47-year-old Austinite arrived in the late ’80s under the moniker Smog. His latest LP, the sublime Dream River, finds Callahan’s commentary on romance and the human condition deeply vivid and oblique, pitting characters in shipyards and on icy roads with moral quandaries outstretching even the singer’s reach. The music, much like his voice, saunters and eschews traditional verse-chorus structure, delicately weaving shimmering guitars and brushed percussion among his gravity-inducing drawl. “All I want to do is make love to you in the fertile dirt,” Callahan spouts nonchalantly on the mid-tempo “Spring,” as bongos fervently beat away and minor-key guitar distantly pierces the hovering, Nick Drake-like flute. But with Callahan, what remains unsaid is just as slinky and powerful as what is. 

Where: Aladdin Theater
Phone: 234-9694
Address: 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Website: www.aladdin-theater.com

 
 

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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