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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.


Music Stories
“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


Music Stories
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

Where’s your guitar?

Rollerball—Portland’s best-kept secret for far too long.


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“Missoula’s cooler than Bozeman. It always will be,” says Monte Trent Allen, bassist of highly original—and highly unknown—rock band Rollerball. Rural Montana is the well ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 NATHAN CARSON
 

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