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Early Man, Evile, Bonded by Blood and Gama Bomb


Dante's (map) Downtown
Fri., Oct. 22, 9 p.m. 2010 21+

Eliza Sohn

The evolution and growth of Brooklyn born, LA-based Early Man is fascinating. If the band were a developing human being, it would be hitting adolescence around now. Its debut album Closing In captured the band as a frothing four-year-old in the toy aisle. The album displays serious metal chops, but there is little focus throughout—they really wanted the Black Sabbath action figures, but those Metallica Transformers were cool too. The band's next release, Beware the Circling Fin, is complete '80s thrash worship and put the personified band at around the seven-year mark, just when they are learning to ride a bike. Early Man found their focus and got excited, then rode it all over the neighborhood, which now brings us to their new album Death Potion. A bit older, they have become very comfortable on their thrash bike and can now do sweet BMX tricks as well. Point is, Early Man is still maturing and I don't think this is the last side of them we will see. ARIS WALES


350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Oct. 22, 9 p.m. 2010
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