Scout Niblett

Thursday, May 7

Scout Niblett is the nom de indie rock of one Emma Louise Niblett -- a native of Nottingham, England and current resident of Portland, Oregon -- whose unhinged, bluesy moans and wails bear at least some resemblance to fellow Brit Polly Jean Harvey, circa Rid of Me. Like ol' Peej, Ms. Niblett can make your little hairs stand on end with either an eerie whisper or a raw howl. Her powerful voice and knotty lyrics are generally accompanied by lo-fi guitaring and rudimentary drumming that makes Meg White look like Neil Peart, but sometimes itÂ’s a roaring, Nirvana-worthy sludgefest.

Thu., May 7, 9 p.m., 2009

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