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Sic Alps, Orca Team, The Whines and Guantanamo Baywatch


East End (map) Southeast
Fri., March 25, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Lauren Brooks

Sic Alps' new long-player Napa Asylum is not unlike an early Ween record like The Pod, with its gluttonous feast of hissy, stoned-out sensitivity and nonsensical humor piled into a Tascam four-track. Stretching 22 tracks over 47 minutes, Napa Asylum physically flirts with minimal, catchy lo-fi pop structures and hollow folk demos as much as it fidgets with noisy, experimental interludes. Few bands have established a sound that breaks audiophile rules like the inherently raw Sic Alps, who translate well over a tiny mono speaker, bulky cans over your ears, or a power PA. They make that transition from the dank practice space/bedroom to the stage as a three-piece unit with deliciously scuzzy results. The Whines, who don't get out much these days, are similarly analog by nature, meshing the beautiful with the dirty and the honesty with the deceit. There's no-fi like lo-fi. TRAVIS RITTER

East End

203 SE Grand, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Fri., March 25, 9 p.m. 2011
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