Home / Events / Music Calendar / X, the Blasters

X, the Blasters

MATTHEW SINGER
8 pm., Thursday December 19 | $21.50 general admission, $35 reserved balcony.
Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave.
 
[ROOTS PUNK] In his indispensable book Rip it Up and Start Again: Post-Punk 1978-1984, author Simon Reynolds suggests that punk’s “roots revival” of the early ’80s, epitomized by L.A. bands X and the Blasters, was a reaction to the English invasion led by the Sex Pistols and the Clash. He infers that the embrace of unmistakably American idioms like blues and country represented a regressive move at a time when forward-facing British groups like Joy Division and Gang of Four were working to expand punk’s sonic boundaries. Maybe there’s some truth to that theory, but so what? Have you heard the combined oeuvre of these two? The first four X albums comprise some of the best music of the ’80s—period—and while the Blasters don’t quite have a signature record, the Alvin Brothers’ revved-up take on mid-century rock’n’roll remains thrillingly vital and, like the music that inspired it, utterly timeless. 

Where: Roseland Theater
Phone: 224-2038
Address: 8 NW 6th Ave.
Website: www.doubletee.com/rose_schedule.shtml

 
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes, pigWar

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

[AUSSIE SOUL] First luring American listeners through a few well-chosen licensing opportunities—early singles “Love Letter” and “I'll Be Fine” soundtrackin ...

8 pm | $12 general admission, $40 dinner package.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

[THREE OUT OF FOUR AIN'T BAD] Who knows if Crosby, Stills and Nash will ever be able to coax Neil Young back out on the road? It's a shame he's not along for this ri ...

8 pm | $52-$92.
Keller Auditorium 222 SW Clay St. Portland Map

Lacuna Coil

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

[TWILIGHT OF THE GOTHS] If Lacuna Coil wears the shroud of goth-metal with a rakish dignity even after two decades melding vampiric paeans to hard-alt power balladry ...

7:30 pm | $25.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map
Also At Roseland Theater

Gov’t Mule, The Stone Foxes

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

[JAM THEN, JAM NOW] Warren Haynes has certainly stayed busy over the years, lending his riveting blues guitar skills to the likes of the Dead, the Allman Brothers and Gov� ...

8 pm | $28.50 general admission, $40 reserved balcony seating.
Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close