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MusicfestNW

Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., Sept. 10, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Sasha Eisenman
RTX
$13

When Royal Trux's Jennifer Herrema started RTX following her split with longtime bandmate Neil Michael Hagerty, she really let her balls-out-rocking persona wave its freak flag. Less arty and subversive than Royal Trux, who were one of the greatest rock combos of the '90s, RTX flaunt a bell-bottomed boogie-rock attack that flirts with parody, although Herrema seems so unlike the ironic type. For better or for worse, she means every venomous sneer, blocky power chord, and pig-squealing guitar solo. She and her hirsute California boys grind out meatloaf-and-mashed-potatoes rock for hockey arenas and hockey-haired dudes—somewhere between Thin Lizzy and a beardless ZZ Top. Check out "Speed to Roam" for RTX's one certifiable classic. DAVE SEGAL

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

Event Times
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  • Sat., Sept. 10, 9 p.m. 2011