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Drunken Prayer w/ Jordan Igoe 

When: Fri., Aug. 9 2013

alternative, country, blues

Portland, Ore. singer-songwriter Christopher Geer of Drunken Prayer pens bittersweet songs with blasts of humor in the vein of Randy Newman and Todd Snider, and his latest LP Into the Missionfield is packed with them. There’s the opening track “Brazil,” a flip-flop rock-meets-country number about unrequited love, and “Always Sad,” a poppy, petal-steel-driven gem. But that doesn’t mean that Geer and his band are rock challenged, because they can blast it with the best of them. All you have to do is give “Ain’t No Grave” a spin and hear the defiant blues-rocker deep down inside the normally plaintive Geer. But Drunken Prayer doesn’t truly unleash the fury that Geer tries so hard to hide until Into the Missionfield’s closer, “Never Tends to Forget.” That beastly beauty sounds like the abandoned bastard love child of Doug Martsch, Bob Mould, and Patterson Hood. The track also features one of Missionfield’s best lines: “Don’t buy wedding rings from secondhand stores/ You get what you pay for, my friend.” Classic. —Chris Haire FRIDAY

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