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Ape Machine, Old Kingdom and Mondo Deca

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Dante's (map) Downtown
Thu., Aug. 30, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Eliza Sohn

I don't want to name names, but this whole regurgitated classic rock/metal revivalist reclamation thing is really starting to wear on me. It was kind of cute when the Darkness and Steel Panther did it a decade ago, less so when they passed the torch to Wolfmother (remember those jackoffs?). Ape Machine are one of the exceptions. They're authentic—a bunch of dowdy, ordinary dudes whose music actually sounds like it could have been made in the '70s; who are actually passionate about rock and don't rely on silly, meta-ironic music videos and really obvious gothic lyrical tropes. Caleb Heinze is a bona fide fucking vocalist and lead guitarist Ian Watts has clearly spent days, years, eons in solitude studying Master of Reality—this, boys and girls, is the real deal. MORGAN TROPER

Dante's

350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
503-345-7892
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am
http://www.danteslive.com

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Aug. 30, 9 p.m. 2012
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