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Anamanaguchi, Starscream and Copy

Recommended

Branx (map) Southeast
Wed., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. 2011 21+

$10-12

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When I heard Anamanaguchi's first LP, Dawn Metropolis (2009), I was certain they were a flash-in-the-pan gimmick, destined to collapse at the first sign of a dusty Nintendo or their own boredom. Two years and one Scott Pilgrim videogame soundtrack later, Anamanaguchi and their NES are still infusing poppy guitar, bass, and drum songs with mid-'80s nostalgia. These guys play against a backdrop of neuron-collapsing animation and one song blends into the next—but the songs are darn infectious. Certain people may even feel compelled to jump up and down. They share the bill with Starscream, a darker, possibly nerdier computer band with whom they have collaborated on a split 7-inch. Starscream sounds infinitely more grownup, just by sometimes using minor chords and having songs with varying tempos. They rock, and can be enjoyed by those who would rather not jump in public. REBECCA WILSON

Branx

320 SE 2nd, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
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Venue Hours
  • Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. 2011