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Gathering of the Goofpunx

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Food For Thought Café (map) Downtown
Sat., June 15, 8 p.m. 2013 All Ages

$8

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The annual Gathering of the Goofpunx festival taking place all weekend (go to gatheringofthegoofpunx.tumblr.com for all shows and locations) was organized by local punk rock mainstays the Taxpayers. It's a celebration of DIY spirit and the community's acceptance of anyone willing to bring a positive attitude and embrace weirdness. It's fitting that the Taxpayers' headlining slot tonight also happens to be a record release for their latest LP, Cold Hearted Town. The nine-track album is layered with sax, trumpet, and piano, hooking you in with its dark jazzy swing and not letting go until the brilliant yet bleak acoustic closer "Evil Men." The vocals find a balance someplace between the deranged bark of Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington and John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats at his most urgent. It's well worth a listen, and the material should make a nice translation into the band's frantic and energized live set. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

Food For Thought Café

206 Smith Memorial Union (PSU Campus), Portland, OR 97207
503-725-4736
http://www.fftcafe.pdx.edu/about/news/

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  • Sat., June 15, 8 p.m. 2013