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Candlebox, Open Air Stereo and Smoochknob

Crystal Ballroom (map) Downtown
Sun., July 21, 8 p.m. 2013 All Ages

Eliza Sohn
$20

Rock historians love to talk about how Nirvana "rescued" us from the music drought of the '80s. Candlebox—and pretty much every other post-Nevermind group that self-identified as grunge—are proof that those people are stupid. The mainstream's acceptance of Nirvana and grunge merely blazed a trail for an abhorrent new species of rock to follow, one that proved far more regrettable and enduring than any offshoot it succeeded (see also: Creed). Nirvana didn't save rock 'n' roll. Their popularity merely persuaded hair metal bands who missed the party to revise their aesthetic. And Candlebox are the most offensive of the bunch; "You" remains one of the worst songs I've ever heard. In my entire life. Courtney didn't kill Kurt—bands like Candlebox did. MORGAN TROPER

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
225-0047
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.
http://www.mcmenamins.com/425-crystal-ballroom-home

Venue Hours
  • Doors usually open an hour before show time.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., July 21, 8 p.m. 2013
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