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Divers, Prank War and Peeple Watchin

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Red & Black Cafe (map) Southeast
Tue., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. 2013 21+

There's a scene in Portlandia that pretty accurately characterizes the city's relationship with loud music, in which a number of fictional, impossibly quiet groups compete in a "Battle of the Gentle Bands" to see who can rock the least. Over the last several years, the pop scene in Portland has eschewed balls-to-the-wall rock bands pretty much entirely, but Divers (who indeed fit that bill) seem like they're on the cusp of crossing over. It's not inexplicable by any means—the two compositions on the group's lone release (a self-titled 7-inch) are absolutely impeccable, and the band has managed to balance the sour with the sweet, synthesizing Paul Westerbergian, full-throated swagger with vaguely dance-y drum beats and saccharine, inescapable vocal melodies. Here's hoping they don't wait too much longer to put out another release. MORGAN TROPER

Red & Black Cafe

400 SE 12th, Portland, OR 97202
503-231-3899
Hours: Daily 9am-11pm
http://www.redandblackcafe.com/?view=home

Venue Hours
  • Daily 9am-11pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. 2013
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