Jaguar Love's vocalist Johnny Whitney and guitarist Cody Votolato were both mainstays in the Blood Brothers' lineup for the duration of said band's existence. Their new band joins them with Pretty Girls Make Graves multi-instrumentalist Jay Clark, and while Whitney's howl is as prominent as ever, the overall effect is unabashedly pop, albeit in a frenzied, raved-up vein. It's gloriously over the top, with cabaret piano interludes shifting to solo vocal testifying and epic guitar lines abutting basement-show screams. Between the surreal lyrical imagery and the unexpected pop hooks, this is a band that finds the right balance between idiosyncratic music and intellectual stimulation. TC
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.