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MusicfestNW

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Roseland (map) Northwest
Sat., Sept. 10, 8 p.m. 2011 All Ages

$20

Neurosis has come a long way since Pain of Mind. That 1987 album is the sound of a hardcore band through and through, but over the years the Oakland-based band has been infinitely more flexible than most of their peers, incorporating quieter passages, folk-influenced melodies, and cataclysmic rumbles into their sound, and stretching compositions out to prog-rock lengths. The heavier elements of their sound have always suggested metal, and a great many metal bands—often on the doomier end of the spectrum—owe huge tribute to Neurosis, but they're simply in a class of their own. They've found a pair of perfect billmates in tonight's show: Portland-based Grails began as Godspeed-style post-rock with a dark streak, but the instrumental band has grown to incorporate some truly chilling sounds into its arsenal, echoing both folk and metal while belonging to neither. And Eugene's YOB plays stoned-out Northwest doom as if they invented it, and, well, they kind of did. NED LANNAMANN

Roseland

8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
503-224-2038
Hours: Open for shows. See schedule.
http://www.doubletee.com/

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows. See schedule.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Sept. 10, 8 p.m. 2011