Legendary music icons Three Dog Night claim some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than they did. Their hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures -- songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night’s continuing popularity.
Post-emo heroes Thursday broke out around the millennium with second and third LPs Full Collapse (2001) and War All the Time (2003). Disbanding in 2011 and regrouping five years later, the Jersey sextet now reignites greatest hits “Understanding in a Car Crash,” “Cross Out the Eyes,” and “For the Workforce, Drowning.” From the Cure to Springsteen, Thursday accolades ebb and flow, but live, they’re volcanic.
Laura Gibson’s vocals arrest, delicate and lightly trembling. The Oregonian then unwinds emotions patiently and with precision, last year’s fifth LP Goners confronting grief as she explored more experimental arrangements while trading her folk guitar for piano and Wurlitzer. The result is ethereal and haunting, a calming devastation in the loss and lingering persistence of life. Former Austin nightingale Dana Falconberry returns to open.