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Sum 41, Iamdynamite and Hunter Valentine

Roseland (map) Northwest
Fri., Jan. 18, 9 p.m. 2013 All Ages


If someone asked me to describe pop/punk in unspecific terms, I'd instinctively cite (read: hum the main riff to) "Fat Lip" by Sum 41. It is by no means the genre's finest hour, nor is it a good song, but goddammit if it isn't archetypal. Rolling Stone described the single as a "synthesis of Blink-182, Beastie Boys, and Black Sabbath," which is an appropriately superficial deconstruction, although I suppose they meant it as a compliment. Sum 41 personified the worst elements of Warped Tour skate-punk and its burgeoning rapcore outgrowth, arguably driving the genre and its practitioners to their ultimate conclusion: $1 CD bins (and eventually back into the underground, where something of a pop/punk renaissance appears to be germinating). So shit, it's Friday night—don't you have anything better to do? 'Cause I sure don't. I'll never fall in line. MORGAN TROPER


8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Open for shows. See schedule.

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  • Fri., Jan. 18, 9 p.m. 2013
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