Up & Coming May 30, 2002

Source: 
The Portland Mercury
Author: 
Justin Sanders
Publication date: 
May 30, 2002
When: 
Sunday, June 2, 2002

KEN STRINGFELLOW, THE LONG WINTERS, FIVER

(Dante's, 1 SW 3rd) The Long Winters make the shiny pop of yore--totally uncluttered by pretense, "arty crap," or baloney. Their new record on Barsuk is chock-full of just great, straight-up rock music that everyone can enjoy. It's intelligently written, full of melodies, catchy harmonies, and the right dose of chutzpah to keep it from getting samey. Live, the band is totally professional, never missing notes, and entertaining enough to make one dance in a hopping motion, if one so desired. JS