Tonight in Music: Foghorn Stringband, Garbage, Kimbra and more!
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
FOGHORN STRINGBAND, CAROLINE OAKLEY (Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd) Read our article on Foghorn Stringband.
GARBAGE, SCREAMING FEMALES (Roseland, 8 NW 6th) In the pantheon of female icons, I'd say Shirley Manson ranks somewhere below Nico, Edie Sedgwick, and Karen O, but only because Garbage took a wee break in the 2000s. The band's bigger and poppier than ever with stylish ice queen Manson & Co. touring on their new album Not Your Kind of People. COURTNEY FERGUSON
KIMBRA, THE STEPKIDS (Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) Kimbra is best known for her counterpoint vocal in "Somebody That I Used to Know"—I'm sorry for bringing it up, just when you got it out of your head for the first time in months—but it's not a stretch to think that Kimbra's star will soon outshine Gotye's. The New Zealand-born singer has a fine album of adventurous pop, Vows, plus a remarkable stage presence and that prodigious voice. Meanwhile, the Stepkids make sticky vintage soul that's uncannily good; l
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