A HAPPY DEATH, THE HOLY CHILD, BRAIN CAPITAL
(East End, 203 SE Grand) The swirling, psychedelic garage-noir of A Happy Death is aptly named: It's dark, sure, but also an exciting, damn fun time. The Portland-by-way-of-New York quartet's nasty, gnarly jams go from stoned dirges to frenzied freakouts, covering all the gleefully deranged territory in between. NED LANNAMANN