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Cusses, The Ex-Girlfriends Club and Hopeless Jack & The Handsome Devils

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The Raven (map) Northeast
Thu., April 18, 9:30 p.m. 2013 21+

Eliza Sohn

Savannah, Georgia, trio Cusses have been compared to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and they wield a big, brash, brutal sound on their debut self-titled full-length album. Also like Yeah Yeah Yeahs (at least in the early days), Cusses get by merely on drums, guitar, and voice—all of them thundering, particularly lead singer Angel Bond, who's as good as rock vocalists come. She throws her voice to its furthest limits, where it cracks appealingly (with echoes of Joan Jett) but never breaks. Apart from Bond's charisma on the mic, I'm not quite sure what, if anything, makes Cusses unique among the millions of other guitar-driven hard-rock bands out there, but their music sounds terrific at loud volumes, and that's plenty. NED LANNAMANN

The Raven

3100 NE Sandy, Portland, OR 97232
503-238-0543
Hours: Daily 3pm-2:30am
http://www.facebook.com/TonicLoungePDX

Venue Hours
  • Daily 3pm-2:30am
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This event is in the past.
  • Thu., April 18, 9:30 p.m. 2013
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