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Battleme, Rare Monk, Empire

BRANDON WIDDER
9 pm, Friday June 06 | $10 advance, $12 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 

[SLACKER  ROCK] Battleme isn’t strictly for biker dramas anymore. Frontman Matt Drenik has expanded his once-solo project since penning a couple of tunes for the second season of  FX’s Sons of Anarchy, issuing two albums of pensive retro-rock teaming with brawny guitars and Drenik’s husky croon. Future Runs Magnetic, the band’s last LP, arrived with a more cohesive sound. Tracks like “Nights on the Stand” sit in a bed of stripped beats and sinewy guitar, before imploding in a brief cacophony of rattling distortion and drums. Opener “Just Weight” hits the ground running, with a punk-rock touch and lyrics ruminating on the unsung fragility of time. 



Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Phone: 231-9663
Address: 830 E Burnside St.
Website: www.dougfirlounge.com

 
 

Doug Fir Lounge

830 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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