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Graf Orlock, Owen Hart, Elitist, Reivers and Cursebreaker

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Branx (map) Southeast
Sun., Dec. 19, 7 p.m. 2010 21+

$8

Repeat and rearrange the blast beats and breakdowns all you want, but getting your grindcore band to stand out from the rest of the pack has got to be tough. So why not stop the blasts on a dime, cue a sample of Jeff Goldblum's line about the big pile of dinosaur shit, and then start the pummeling all over again? Los Angeles' Graf Orlock have been taking this model to the limits since '03, fusing hardcore punk, grind, and apocalyptic screaming and shredding with soundbites from action flicks like Jurassic Park and The Terminator. Of course, they're not the only practitioners of sample-infused heavy music—their approach is just the most fun. Breaking off blockbuster chunks of riffage, they turn the mirror on the meathead faces of hardcore music and Arnold Schwarzenegger, having a good laugh at both. ETHAN JAYNE

Branx

320 SE 2nd, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
http://www.rotture.com

Venue Hours
  • Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Dec. 19, 7 p.m. 2010