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Grandhorse, Violent Psalms, Western Haunts and Dedere


Alhambra Theatre (map) Southeast
Fri., May 16, 9 p.m. 2014 21+


"Well, I walked into the house/and you punched me in the mouth." This arresting couplet opens Violent Psalms' debut album, Slow to Speak, and things only get more tumultuous from there. The local band operates in the familiar power-trio format, with lean folk-rock arrangements and a frequent spangle of guitars that knock out their forceful, blustery compositions delivered at unhurried speeds. All seven tracks of Slow to Speak are meaty and worthwhile, and while some of the melodies occasionally meander off-course, low-key highlights like "Sleeping Pills" and "Broken Pieces" turn out to be explosive sticks of dynamite with long fuses. NED LANNAMANN

Alhambra Theatre

4811 SE Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon 97215

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  • Fri., May 16, 9 p.m. 2014
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