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Hank III, Assjack and Kyle Turley

Roseland (map) Northwest
Fri., April 2, 8 p.m. 2010 All Ages


The two most prominent descendants of country legend Hank Williams Sr. have approached their celebrity careers with the entitlement and elbow grease of the Hilton sisters. Both Hank Jr. and his son, Hank III, have spent much more energy polishing their "rebel" credentials than writing memorable music—the difference between them being that the youngest Hank trades his dad's redneck populism for cheap provocation (typical lyric: "I'm here to put the dick in dixie and the cunt back into country"), sticks some distorted guitars over banjos, and calls it "hellbilly" music. The shtick must be worth something, though, because it's been carrying III for more than a decade and provided opportunities to play with respected luminaries like the Jesus Lizard's Duane Denison and the Melvins. Of course, he's outlived Hank Sr. by eight years without ever stepping off that man's coattails, so maybe longevity isn't a good thing. DAVE BOW


8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
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  • Fri., April 2, 8 p.m. 2010
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