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Preview: Akron/Family

By Kendall McCabe

Akron/Family catches the harsh hums between a magnet and its polar opposite, then magnifies that noise.

Live, the group employs an abundance of three-part harmonies, atmospheric sounds, and experimentation. Their latest release, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth & Journey of Shinju TNT, is full of contrasting tracks that tugs the listener every which way in a manner that is much more exciting than exhausting. And it makes sense. The group traveled through Japan and Europe together searching out inspiration for the record.

The experimental, folk-inspired group is made up of members Dana Janssen, Seth Olinsky, and Miles Seaton, who are based in Portland and New York City.

Akron/Family will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday with Delicate Steve, Datagun, and Coyote Slingshot at the Mill, 120 E. Burlington. Admission is $8 and the venue is 19+ after 10 PM.


Silly Bears by Akron/Family from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.