Win Tickets: Parenthetical Girls @ Holocene | Charming Baroque Pop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Parenthetical Girls on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Holocene. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 4.

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From our sponsors at Holocene:
Parenthetical Girls @ HoloceneParenthetical Girls w/ PWRHAUS, Stay Calm
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
8:30 p.m. | $8 | 21+

1001 SE Morrison St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639 | More Info:

Unconventional is probably the most succinct way of putting it. Obsessive, eccentric, indulgent: they’re all equally fair. If Parenthetical Girls have learned anything over the course of their bewilderingly unorthodox discography, it’s that they are–for richer or for poorer–a necessarily singular pop group. It’s a peculiarity that they’ve learned to embrace–a single-minded conviction that pours itself over every corner of their latest album, Privilege*.

Having taken pop extravagance to its logical conclusion with their critically acclaimed, orchestral pop opus Entanglements, Privilege* finds a newly emboldened Parenthetical Girls giving the orchestra their leave–a brazen reinvention as immediate as it is inspired. Returning to its core membership of vocalist/creative director Zac Pennington and producer/arranger Jherek Bischoff (composer and collaborator with David Byrne, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, etc.), Privilege* retains the group’s signature ambitions–visceral intimacy, camp austerity, lurid eloquence–while confidently embracing the perfect pop pastiche their previous records only alluded to. Anchored by Pennington’s distinctively lilting vibrato, Privilege* is a cascade of grim particulars and gallows humor–an unflinching treatise on privilege, indiscretion, betrayal, sex and class politics, failure, and resignation. This is Parenthetical Girls in fighting trim: unbridled, unambiguous, and with a new creative candor that’s felt in both its words and music.

Originally recorded and self-released as a sequence of five self-contained, extremely limited 12″ EPs (each heroically hand-numbered in the blood of the group’s members, and available only through direct mailorder) the ambitious Privilege series was a grand and unequivocally impractical achievement. Privilege* condenses the 21 recordings of the original series to a single, 12-track, remixed and remastered statement of purpose: a bold, strikingly cohesive pop clarion call that further solidifies Parenthetical Girls’ place amongst the most surprising and uncompromising pop groups at work today.

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13 Responses to Win Tickets: Parenthetical Girls @ Holocene | Charming Baroque Pop

  1. Gary Luc February 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Diagnosis: Deep Vein Thrombosis

    The Only Cure: P-Girls live @ the Holocene

  2. Ryan February 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    cuz because music

  3. Amit Gordon February 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    I want to go because I’ve been listening to parenthetical girls since at least 2006 and would love to see them live.

  4. Christie February 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    love them

  5. David February 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    This sounds amazing! I’d love to go!!

  6. brooke February 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    because i’m parenthetically girly

  7. Natasja February 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    I like new music (for me) and its always better live ;)

  8. Kait February 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I should win because I love girls and parentheses.

  9. Alex February 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    please please please

  10. birdonit March 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    This is going to be such a fun show! If I win tickets, I’ll show up naked, and my +1 will be a stripey cat.

  11. Chris Bilsborrow March 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    (girls) rock

    I’ve only had the pleasure of seeing Parenthetical Girls once before, and that was over a year ago… I’d love to hear some of their new music!!!

  12. Lea Hurst March 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Everything in my life is parenthetical and involves a stripey cat and a naked woman; this show was made for me. Let the gods of Fate shine bright upon my prayer for tickets.

  13. Mary March 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Because that cat is flipping adorable. And because music.

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