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King Khan & The Shrines, Hell Shovel and The Satin Chaps


Dante's (map) Downtown
Mon., Oct. 14, 9 p.m. 2013 21+


Though his latest, Idle No More, peers into existential heartbreak, King Khan has long been more at home as garage rock's big greasy ham—hocking half-baked slogans and sleazy innuendo, no joke is too cheap. Shameless and shirtless as sweat rolls off his mustache onto his beer belly, Khan's a natural at throwing cake and changing costumes. At Dante's in 2009, he was joined onstage by dancers with pompons, one of whom might not have been wearing underwear. And yet, confronted with such spectacle, I remained mesmerized by the band behind. They were dressed in black and relatively unadorned—eight Germans, maybe nine, all cooking together in strict, fierce counterpoint. Tight, snappy pocket rhythms, keys, horns, and auxiliary flourishes. Intertwined, ears open, playing only the right bits. They are the Shrines, from Berlin, and they crack like a whip. When their seamless, cohesive firecrackers meet Khan's cheeky shtick, a marvelous bar band is born. ANDREW R TONRY


350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Mon., Oct. 14, 9 p.m. 2013
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