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Cloud Nothings, Metz and The Wytches

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Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Wed., July 2, 8 p.m. 2014 All Ages

Pooneh Ghana
$16-18

Cloud Nothings' breakout album, 2012's Steve Albini-recorded Attack on Memory, was by no means the future-classic rock record the blogosphere wishfully wanted it to be, but it had moments. Honestly, it could've been whittled down to a flawless EP. Half the record is bloated, faux-Fugazi meandering, while the other half is mercilessly catchy—in particular, "Stay Useless," one of the best power-pop anthems of the last decade. The group's new record, Here and Nowhere Else, lacks a pop gem as indelible as "Stay Useless," although the Paul Westerbergian closer "I'm Not Part of Me" comes close. On the whole, though, it's more focused, more punk, and infinitely more slender than its predecessor. MORGAN TROPER

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214
503-233-7100
http://www.hawthornetheater.com

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