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Pinehurst Kids, Blood Owl and Dead Remedy


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sun., Feb. 12, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir

Blood Owl knows what it's like to have a broken heart, and they're not afraid to scream about it. With their cerebral, well-crafted double album, Raised Like Wolves/Released Like Whales, Blood Owl raise their flag in allegiance to the roots of emotional hardcore punk, before it became watered down, decorated with eyeliner, and shortened to "emo"—whatever that means. Like all purists, they won't endear themselves to everyone, unburdened as they are by any hint of the ironic or self-referential. Blood Owl's best songs are those that pair screamo vocals with soft, pretty guitar melodies and delicately arranged drums, as on the beautiful and appropriately named "Dirt Eats at the Heart." But these guys are just as at home with rage as they are with agony, with at least half their songs ("Merry" and "Grand Rapids") devoted to unmitigated aggression. REBECCA WILSON

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Feb. 12, 9 p.m. 2012
  • Live
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