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Primer: The Accüsed


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Formed:1981 in Oak Harbor, Wash. (but widely considered as being from Seattle).Latest release:This year’s The Curse of Martha Splatterhead, featuring exactly one original member (guitarist Tom N ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 NATHAN CARSON

Mongoloid Village Mongoloid Village


[STONE-AGE ROCK] Don't let the name fool you: Portland quartet Mongoloid Village delivers a stunningly mature and well-played set of heavy rock tunes on its new eponymous EP. The sound instantly recalls a lot of great “Pigfuck” music from the '90s, particularly Chicago heavyweights Jesus Lizard, but MV fills out its sound with doses of epic stoner metal (frontman “Fester” h...   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by NATHAN CARSON

Mongoloid Village Mongoloid Village


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[STONE-AGE ROCK] Don’t let the name fool you: Portland quartet Mongoloid Village delivers a stunningly mature and well-played set of heavy rock tunes on its new eponymous EP. The sound instantly ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 NATHAN CARSON

Lickity


Lickity's electro-party-punk was kind of an accident. No one's complaining.

[JELL-O SHOT ROCK] Tom Potts likes to wrap electrical tape around his head onstage. Potts, who has gone by the stage name T$ (pronounced “T money”) in various bands for about 30 years, sings through two mics, plays bass and several analog synths as frontman for Portland's Lickity. But he says the...   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by NATHAN CARSON

Lickity

Lickity’s electro-party-punk was kind of an accident. No one’s complaining.


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[JELL-O SHOT ROCK] Tom Potts likes to wrap electrical tape around his head onstage. Potts, who has gone by the stage name T$ (pronounced “T money”) in various bands for about 30 years, sin ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 NATHAN CARSON

Punk’s Not Dead


“People have told me we were one of the first U.S. bands to add metal influences to our music,” says Dan Cunneen, the Seattle-based drummer for recently reunited Portland hardcore Final Warning. The group formed in 1982 and recorded an eponymous E.P. heavy on gang vocals, d-beats and chorus-effected guitar chords in 1984 (re-released on the Southern Lord Records’ collection PD...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by NATHAN CARSON

Punk’s Not Dead

Final Warning returns to Portland after a 22-year hiatus.


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“People have told me we were one of the first U.S. bands to add metal influences to our music,” says Dan Cunneen, the Seattle-based drummer for recently reunited Portland hardcore Final Wa ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 NATHAN CARSON

Steel Pole Bath Tub

1 a.m. Thursday, Doug Fir


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[FORGOTTEN LEGENDS] There was a time when Steel Pole Bath Tub was renowned on the same level as the Melvins, Jesus Lizard and other influential early-’90s rock acts that incorporated noise and e ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 NATHAN CARSON

7-Inch Roundup


HOT VICTORY, Self-Titled (Megathon/One Legged Pup)
[DRUM & DRUM] On side A (the “HOT” side) of its new single, Hot Victory stakes its entry into the burgeoning drum & drum genre. Live, it’s Portlanders Caitlin Love and Ben Stoller on mirror-image drum kits with a squall of cassette tape noise and broken toy accoutrements. On record, it’s often one drum set in a ...   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2008 by NATHAN CARSON

7-Inch Roundup

Two new 7-inch releases, one crazy migraine


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HOT VICTORY, Self-Titled (Megathon/One Legged Pup) [DRUM & DRUM] On side A (the “HOT” side) of its new single, Hot Victory stakes its entry into the burgeoning drum & drum genre. Live, it ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 NATHAN CARSON
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