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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Courtneys, The Prids


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sun., Sept. 24, 9 p.m. 2017 21+


Saying that the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is singlehandedly responsible for renewed interest in classic British shoegaze is maybe myopic—certainly, Slumberland Records in its totality is owed some of the credit. But they were its spearhead, as evidenced by the band’s 2009 self-titled LP, a pitch-perfect paean to the last unanimously great era of melodic guitar pop that very possibly spurred Ride, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive out of retirement. Any initial charges that Pains were mere flash-in-the-pan revivalists have been quashed with subsequent releases, and their latest, The Echo of Pleasure, is their best work in years. Standout tracks like “Anymore” and “Falling Apart So Slow” don’t just recall the genre’s most essential tracks—they deserve a place in the pantheon alongside them. MORGAN TROPER

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830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
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  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Sept. 24, 9 p.m. 2017
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