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Rvivr, Defect Defect and 48 Thrills


Katie O'Brien's (map) Northeast
Sat., March 2, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Eliza Sohn

I have a complicated love/hate relationship with Rvivr: On one hand, the Olympia band has produced some of the best post-power-pop this side of Superchunk's first two records. On the other hand, however, they're generally—and perhaps ironically—oppressive personalities. As the group's popularity has increased, its focus an the music appears to have ebbed considerably, to the point where the group's sets are laughably scant and equally (if not primarily) devoted to delivering its anti-almost-everything animus. And ultimately they're right about a lot of issues, but any message the band attempts to communicate is more or less obfuscated by the sort of righteous indignation that skirts dangerously close to swaggering condescension. I love the group's self-titled record and probably always will. But sometimes it's hard to get behind a band whose members would probably hate you. MORGAN TROPER

Katie O'Brien's

2809 NE Sandy, Portland, OR 97213
Hours: Daily 8 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 8 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., March 2, 9 p.m. 2013
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