01.17.02 - Berbati's Pan- Portland, OR - w/ Yugi Oniki

poster by Tyler Stoud

photos courtesy of Seth Howard

show listing


(Berbati's, 10 SW 3rd) Quietly plugging along for nearly a decade, Jeff Martin's Idaho has released nine albums, each subtly swollen with mournful soul-searching and quiet lament. Last fall's Levitate found the band at its most sparse, and rivaled the deceptive, restrained sentiment of like-minded slowcore act, Low. (For a taste of Idaho in a more strident mood, check out 1996's excellent Three Sheets to the Wind.)

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