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Coasting, Old Wars and Pleassure

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Thu., March 1, 8:30 p.m. 2012 21+

Eliza Sohn
$3

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After crawling through the muddy trenches of post-punk, Old Wars have emerged with only a rhythm section and each other. Their battle wounds are apparent on Broken Bones, a dark and fuzzy debut oozing with confidence. Sounding pissed off is easy, but Old Wars have opted instead for the mysterious, conveyed by Jen Moon's sludgy bass and alienated lyrics against the backdrop of Kathy Mendonca's pounding drums. Moon's voice carries the full weight of the unexpected, surprisingly poppy melodies. This doesn't seem to be a challenge for her, as she's an outstanding rock-and-roll singer, with a delivery along the lines of Karen O or Siouxsie Sioux. It's hard to say whether the duo's drum-bass-vocals lineup will sustain them for the long haul, but for now, it's carrying them just fine. REBECCA WILSON

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.
  • Thu., March 1, 8:30 p.m. 2012