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The Hive Dwellers, Mecca Normal and Spider & the Webs

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Red & Black Cafe (map) Southeast
Wed., July 16, 7 p.m. 2014 All Ages

$7

Of all the bands that emerged from the vibrant '90s underground scene, the one that's most unfairly glossed over is Mecca Normal. It's likely something to do with the Canadian duo's uncompromising sound: the slashing guitar chords of David Lester snapping at singer Jean Smith's challenging feminist lyrics and fearless singing. It was blues music filtered through a punk prism. Twenty-plus years later, and the pair haven't shifted their aesthetic in the least, only calmed it a little. Their most recent album, Empathy for the Evil, was recorded with former Bongwater founder Kramer, who adds a welcome psychedelic tinge that lends a strangely wistful quality to these often stirring political anthems. This show continues M'lady's Record's series of shows celebrating the Portland label's seventh anniversary. ROBERT HAM

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.
  • Wed., July 16, 7 p.m. 2014
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