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The Kids, Mean Jeans, Chemicals and Sex Crime


Star Theater (map) Downtown
Sat., May 25, 9 p.m. 2013 21+


Nearly forgotten Belgian punk legends the Kids are something of a secret handshake band among punk/power-pop enthusiasts, for a few very good reasons; the first being that the group's records are some of the rarest and most coveted from the era. The second is that the band absolutely rips: Here is a band, more or less isolated from the rest of the first-wave punk movement, who released a 25-minute debut record in 1979 (featuring classics like "Fascist Cops" and "Do You Love the Nazis?") that's worlds snottier than their English and American counterparts. But it's on their fourth record, Blackout, where the Kids struck chiming, power-pop gold with the closest they got to a ubiquitous pop single, "There Will Be No Next Time"'—now that's a hook. MORGAN TROPER

Star Theater

13 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209

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  • Sat., May 25, 9 p.m. 2013
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