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THE ANGELS OF LIGHT, AKRON/FAMILY, DEAD SCIENCE (Berbati's, 10 SW 3rd)

The Portland Mercury | by AG

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Akron/Family are not from Akron, and they're not a family, but they do make great music. Bearded like Rip Van Winkle, possessing a wild sense of inventive, innovative creativity, the boys of Akron/Family do things like scrape wooden chairs on the floor to "play solos" and beat their chests like mountain gorillas to make percussion. It's childlike, kinda hippie, and totally gripping in its unpredictability. Besides playing a set of their own nature-boy folk, they'll also be Michael Gira of Angels of Light's backing band. Go to this show. Get there early. Don't miss a thing. And tug on those beards. Make sure they're real. Because that'd be the one thing that would ruin this for me. Vote "No"on Fake Beards in indierock.
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