Today in Experimental Portland – Sunday, August 4

Blue Cranes + AgesandAges @ Rontoms, 8pm

As much as I love the idea of the Rontoms Sunday Sessions – two bands playing for free in the cozy confines of this E Portland bar – I rarely go these days as the music selection tends to be another pat on the back to the rather staid indie pop scene here in Portland. Yes, there have been plenty of exceptions to that rule and surely more to come, but I stand by my assessment. Anyway, tonight’s event has me pretty thrilled as it brings jazz quintet Blue Cranes out for an evening. They’ve been plenty busy since the release of their recent album Swim, playing PDX Jazz, St. Johns Bizarre, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, and plenty of local shows. But their muscular avant bop sounds should go incredibly well in the outdoor space where many of these events take place.




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