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Hot Water Music, Broadway Calls and Absolute Monarchs


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Wed., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. 2012 All Ages


The rift left behind from Hot Water Music's prolonged, intermittent hiatus/disbandment since 2004's The New What Next has been only partially filled by a dizzying array of side projects. Chris Wollard's moonlighting, Cro(w)s, made great artistic headway, as did HWM offshoot the Draft. Still, none of those projects touched the immediacy of Chuck Ragan's rootsy solo records. For now, all of that squabbling side-work can be shelved, as Gainesville, Florida's favorite fuzzy punks embark on their first substantial US tour since their 2008 reformation. In May, the group released their eighth studio LP, Exister, to ravenous praise by the band's loyal fanbase. The sweet-and-sour vocal combo of Wollard and Ragan is omnipresent, best used on the album's experimental high-water mark "Boy, You're Gonna Hurt Someone." Exister solidifies the band's relevancy even now, in a punk landscape far different from the one they left. RYAN J. PRADO

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

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