Id like to shake the hand of KEXPs PDXplore creator. The genius monthly night hauls up Portland bands from down south and showcases their sounds on the Seattle stage. I have them to thank in part for highlighting Rose City standouts like Dolorean, whose You Cant Win tops my list of releases this year. Tonights pairing mirrors autumns approach in the Pacific Northwest, with its slow, sneaky chill and sepia tone. Conor Obersts Team Love label saw the talent in headliner A Weathers subtle, slow male and female mingling harmonies, that are executed softly over a wind-blown backdrop of acoustic strums with a sleepy, bedtime-voiced delivery. Their whispered hush should complement the quiet folk tunes of opener Laura Gibson, whose lovely croon can easily be lost beneath the hazy din of barroom chatter.
Fri., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.