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Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Broken Social Scene | w/ The Helio Sequence

July 27 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost: $35 GA, $65 Reserved, $95 Terrace
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Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, Oregon 97221
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Broken Social Scene
Doors 5 p.m. | All Ages
More info: zooconcerts.com

“I don’t want to go out there being presumptuous,” Kevin Drew says, “because, I’ve worn those presumptuous shoes before, and you don’t want it to feel like, ‘Oh, what a let-down.’” That’s the fear when you bring back one of music’s most beloved names seven years after their last album. But with Hug of Thunder, the fifth Broken Social Scene album, Drew and his bandmates have a right to feel presumptuous.

They have that right because they have created one of 2017’s most sparkling, multi-faceted albums. On Hug of Thunder the 15 members of Broken Social Scene – well, the 15 who play on the record, including returnees Leslie Feist and Emily Haines – refract their varying emotions, methods and techniques into something that doesn’t just equal their other albums, but surpasses them. It is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising. The title track on its own might just be the best thing you will hear all year – a song that will become as beloved as “Anthems For a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl” from their breakthrough album, You Forgot It In People .

The Helio Sequence

In 2008, after 3 albums and ten years of touring and recording, The Helio Sequence (Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel) recorded their most dynamic and extraordinary album, Keep Your Eyes Ahead.

Keep Your Eyes Ahead married the Portland duo’s signature layered keyboards and impossibly big guitars with crisp songwriting and a relatively minimalist approach. The finger picking on “Shed Your Love” is backed by exquisite strings and ambient noise, but Summers’s serene, self-assured delivery remains front and center. While songs from the band’s early releases spanned up to 7 minutes, even the longest, lushest, catchiest track on Keep Your Eyes Ahead (the fiery anthem “Hallelujah”) clocks in at 4 and a half minutes, evidence of just how refined their craft had become. Vocals were recorded spontaneously in bedroom closets and living rooms, which may explain the haunting urgency you hear in Brandon’s voice, especially on the driving title track.

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Hood River
Hood River, OR United States + Google Map
Website:
http://hoodriverfruitloop.com/

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Note: Menus are subject to change. Please contact venue in order to verify.


 

Bare Bones Bar & Cafe | (2900 SE Belmont St) | Happy Hour 4-7 PM

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  • Drinks: $5 Tinto & Txakoli | 10% Off All Wine Bottles
  • Food: 1 free tapas with purchase of adult beverage

 

 

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Quarterwold | (4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd) | Happy Hour 3-6PM | Late Night Happy Hour 10PM-1AM

  • Drinks: $1 Off Draft (Happy Hour Menu)
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The EastBurn (1800 E Burnside St.) | Happy Hour 3-5PM

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  • Late Night: Late Night Food & Drink Menu starts at 10pm (Menu)

 

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North Bar (5008 SE Division St.) | Happy Hour 3-6PM

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  • Food: Vegan Chilli, Greek Salad, Flatbreads & More (Happy Hour Menu)

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Save w/ code PDXPIPELINE

Venue

Portland
Portland, OR United States

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
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Save $25 w/ code BIGFOOT

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1000 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, Oregon
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Shemanski Park
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Portland, OR United States
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Shemanski Park Farmers Market is a popular lunch and shopping destination for downtown residents, office workers, tourists, and local chefs. Founded in 1998, this gem of a market features 50 vendor stalls filled with farm-fresh and locally-made food under a lush green canopy of trees.

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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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2019 Street of Dreams
27817 SW Stafford Road
Wilsonville, OR United States
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2019 Street of Dreams
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