We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Menomena with Radiation City and Parenthetical Girls at Crystal Ballroom on Friday, November 2, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 2.
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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
Menomena w/ Radiation City & Parenthetical Girls
Friday, November 2, 2012
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show
$16-$18 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at Cascade Tickets
1332 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More Info: www.mcmenamins.com
According to Bernoulli’s principle, when an incompressible fluid passes from a large area into a smaller one, as when a wide pipe funnels into a narrow passage, the fluid’s velocity rapidly increases. That idea has dozens of practical uses, from the operation of airplane wings to the function of your automobile’s carburetor. It’s a key part of computer production and the basis of cutting-edge work in the field of hydraulics. And, as strange as it might sound, the legacy work of 18th century European mathematician Daniel Bernoulli also adequately describes the process behind and product of Moms, the fifth and best album to date by Portland’s Menomena.
During the last decade, Menomena has become its own reference point. From hooks wrapped around plummeting baritone saxophone lines and nearly inhuman rhythms to serpentine lyrical frameworks and high-concept album art, Menomena has established a singular and unmistakable aesthetic. No one else sounds quite like this band. They embed magic and mystery within pop songs that have never sat still or taken the path of least pressure, just as Bernoulli would have had it.
Since 2010’s irrepressible and intricate Mines, though, the pipe has narrowed: Menomena co-founder Brent Knopf took his leave to focus on his solo project causing Justin Harris and Danny Seim-close friends since high school and now well into their second decade of making music together-to recast Menomena as a duo. As science might have predicted, they didn’t slow down; they actually sped up, writing, recording and releasing Moms with more focus and speed than ever before.