Fujiya & Miyagi, Adventures with Might and Here Come Dots
“Fujiya & Miyagi have been together for 12 years and five albums, but that hasn’t diminished their passion for krautrock one bit. An obsession for Can and Kraftwerk can’t just vanish overnight, not even with the aid of Thom Monahan, producer of the very non-electronic Pernice Brothers and Vetiver. On Ventriloquizzing, Fujiya & Miyagi’s dark, spooky dance tunes are composed with just as much precision as ever. Elegant, thoughtfully constructed, and layered with David Best’s menacing, robotic whisper-singing—this is music that seems like it must be taken Very Seriously. That’s until you realize the seemingly profound lyrics are completely tongue-in-cheek (right?), e.g., “You go up and go down like a yo-yo” repeated over and over again. – REBECCA WILSON, Portland Mercury (here)
Where: Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
When: Sat., Jan. 28, 9 p.m. $12
“Think you know what to expect of a museum tour? Think again. Join Artist in Residence Lexa Walsh for an experimental series that remixes and re-imagines what can happen on a museum tour and encourages participants to experience the Museum and its collections in new ways.
The Museum’s own Ted Smith, long-time security guard, local radio host, and witty conversationalist, will join Walsh in leading a people’s tour of the collection that draws on his years of engaging all kinds of museum visitors in enjoying art.” (here)
Where: PortlandArt Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
When: Sat, 28 Jan, 2012 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM