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The Decemberists

Tuesday, July 19 • 7:30 p.m.

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Over the course of a career, any band worth paying attention to will pursue a sound, a direction, until it triggers a different idea and they’re chasing some other distant dream. With their sixth album, The King Is Dead, The Decemberists illustrate the power that comes from this kind of creative call-and-response. To frontman Colin Meloy, in some ways The King is Dead represents his own musical journey coming full circle. “Over the last eleven years or so, I feel like I’ve been mining mostly English traditions for influence,” he says. “I guess I’ve kind of come back to a lot of the more American music that got me going in the first place.”

For more information, visit www.decemberists.com

 

Typhoon

Twelve members strong and big on ambitions, Typhoon's sound is heavy on instrumentation and shades of sound, while the songwriting, “Prove(s) (principal song writer for Typhoon) Kyle Morton’s smart, emotive lyricism doesn’t need an orchestra behind it to stand out,” according to Willamette Week’s Casey Jarman.

For more information, visit www.wearetyphoon.com

Table Rock City Stage performer: Kites & Crows

Kites & Crows will be performing on the Table Rock Stage from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.kitesandcrows.net

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