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Qurious, Hand Sand Hands, Ora Cogan


Ora Cogan

There really isn’t a reason not to go to this show. Atlanta psych-beat duo Qurious continues to make waves in that city and beyond with its intoxicating electro-pop, and local transplant Jonathan Miller is putting forth some seriously forward-thinking stuff with his loop-based Hand Sand Hands project. But we’re probably most jazzed about an Athens appearance from Vancouver, BC-based avant-folkie Ora Cogan, whose just-released record Ribbon Vine, a stellar entry in a long line of bleak Pacific Northwest folk albums, finds the strong-voiced singer-songwriter in a beautiful and often harrowing mode. But where Grouper or Tiny Vipers put forth sounds and ideas that float upward and evaporate, Cogan’s music is more corporeal, demanding of full and immediate attention.


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