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Ceremony, Young Turks and Sloths


Slabtown (map) Northwest
Tue., July 8, 7:30 p.m. 2014 All Ages


Ceremony successfully punk'd their fanbase with 2012's Zoo, a crystalline, mid-tempo rock album that sounds worlds apart from the emphatic, disquieting powerviolence of their previous releases. While Zoo has some boring patches and can feel more like an ironic, calculated attempt at alienating HXC suckers (which didn't really succeed—pretty much everyone listened to it) than a record with real artistic weight, the great songs on Zoo leave little to be desired. Opener "Hysteria" is the catchiest thing Ceremony's ever produced (I'm even tempted to call it a "pop song," but that's probably just me projecting). On additional highlight "Adult," lead singer Ross Farrar eulogizes his youth in a manner that's both totally disingenuous and strangely touching. All bands have to grow up sooner or later—but don't worry, guys, I'm pretty sure Ceremony is still pretending. MORGAN TROPER


1033 NW 16th, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Daily 3pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 3pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., July 8, 7:30 p.m. 2014
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