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Weekend, Talk Normal, Hausu and Ghost Animal

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Tue., Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m. 2011 21+

Eliza Sohn
$8

San Franners Weekend are starting to seek treatment for their troubled sound, but it hasn't been easy. Their needle-flicking no-wave punk is laced with Shin-ei fuzz bursts and dipped in dubby, junked-out atmospherics that get your brain firing on all cylinders. Not the kind of habit you kick overnight. Last year's addictive debut, Sports, sounded like Sonic Youth's Bad Moon Rising overdosing on itself: terminally void, with debilitating endorphin surges. Now, the trio's post-punk pastiche certainly took the senses on a heavy trip, but too much of that stuff would have eventually been the death of them. Fortunately, the band has undergone a rehabilitation of sorts on their new EP, Red, for Slumberland Records. They're still prone to noisy relapses here and there, but their songs are now injected with a higher dosage of songwriting and production value. And now that these guys are off the hard stuff, maybe they'll clean up after all. CHRIS CANTINO

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m. 2011
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