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King Tuff, The Suicide Notes, Guantanamo Baywatch and Still Caves


East End (map) Southeast
Fri., Oct. 28, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Lauren Brooks

Most dudes are lucky to be in one great band; Kyle Thomas of Brattleboro, Vermont, has been in at least four. You've heard of Witch—that's the metal band J Mascis plays drums for—and you might have heard of Happy Birthday, who released an overlooked record on Sub Pop last year. You also might have heard of Feathers, the freak-folk collective that released a far-out debut on Devendra Banhart's label in 2006 and then floated into the ether. But the name you need to concern yourself with right now is Tuff—King Tuff, that is, Thomas' alter-ego of scuzzily sweet garage and flower-power psych. There's a fucking phenomenal full-length released by Tee Pee in 2008 called King Tuff Was Dead, and a recent split 7-inch with the Hex Dispensers, plus a bunch of tracks littered over the internet. They all have one thing in common: the potential to be your next favorite song. With groovy jangle, indestructible power-pop structure, fuzz-mop guitars, and Thomas' dopey, grinning voice, King Tuff's shag rock is almost too easy to love. NED LANNAMANN

East End

203 SE Grand, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-2:30am Sat-Sun 7pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 4pm-2:30am Sat-Sun 7pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Oct. 28, 9 p.m. 2011
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