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Guitar Wolf, Cheap Time and The Flip-Tops

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Dante's (map) Downtown
Thu., May 26, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Eliza Sohn
$13.50-15

It's this writer/hack's humble opinion that the majority of new rock and roll actually worth a damn is being produced overseas. While the US cultivates and supports acts like Avenged Sevenfold and Shinedown, Japan exports greasy, ass-kicking rockers like Guitar Wolf. Their "jet rock and roll" sound resembles Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry—if they were both rubbed raw by a belt sander. Though Guitar Wolf may sound extremely harsh, their style is very traditional. Why is it that a band from Japan can understand and embrace something as culturally important to America as rock and roll, and execute it better than this country's own inhabitants? It's high time for rock-and-roll rapture on US soil. Whisk away "modern rock" and all other false prophets, and leave us sinners behind. We'll take our cues from Guitar Wolf. ARIS WALES

Dante's

350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
503-345-7892
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am
http://www.danteslive.com

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., May 26, 9 p.m. 2011