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Squid Attack!, Paper Brain, Butter and Grandfather


Backspace (map) Northwest
Fri., June 10, 8:30 p.m. 2011 All Ages


Prepare for the most adorable story ever. As an eighth grader, Isaac Scott won a guitar in a charity auction and immediately started writing his own music. Soon he recruited a bassist named "Panda," and was booked for the school talent show, but young Isaac was still searching for a drummer. As it turns out, his drummer was sitting across from him at the dinner table—his father, Sid. A father/son band like Squid Attack! might appear to be a cheap gimmick that places novelty over quality, but there is something very real about the younger Scott's still-evolving skill as a frontman. With a weathered voice far beyond his years (inexplicably enough, he sounds like David Byrne), the band has hastily assembled a few recordings—the latest of which is released tonight—before Isaac leaves the nest for his freshman year at Evergreen College. While for obvious reasons I don't approve of the "Ezra is dead" chorus in "RRR," the gentle "Samana Clay" is a wondrous work of jangling rock precision and the epic "Grass House/The Moth" rewards listeners with an abrupt tempo shift at the song's halfway point. Isaac, have fun in college, but don't you dare put that guitar down anytime soon. EZRA ACE CARAEFF


115 NW 5th, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am-2 am, Sat-Sun 10 am-2 am

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 7 am-2 am, Sat-Sun 10 am-2 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., June 10, 8:30 p.m. 2011
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