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Live Music

Shook Twins, Zach Heckendorf

When: Fri., Nov. 21, 9 p.m. 2014

Originally from Sandpoint, Idaho, but now based in Portland, Ore., real-life identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook have voices that could charm birds out of trees, making their harmony-rich indie-folk music sweetly beautiful indeed. But although some aspects of their sound are common to folk music—the presence of mandolin, guitar and violin, for example—there's a lot about Shook Twins' approach that's unconventional. Enter their mysterious golden egg. On ShookTwins.com, the duo tell the story of how they received the large egg in 2010, from a guy who said he'd been told to sign the egg and pass it on. Once Katelyn and Laurie accepted it, they turned it into a musical instrument that's a cross between a drum and a shaker, and they're now rarely seen without it onstage. The egg plays an especially important roll in their song "Toll Free," from the Shook Twins' latest album, What We Do, released in April, and also serves as an eye-catching visual during their live shows. Zach Heckendorf will open. (Kolbie Stonehocker)

Price: $15