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Butt 2 Butt, Hearts & Tigers, Wormbag 

When: Sat., Dec. 14, 9 p.m. 2013
If you've waited this long before getting to know Butt 2 Butt, it may be too late. Almost. The Portland duo of drummer Sarah Jayne Reynolds and guitarist Zach Dunlap boast not only a really, really terrible band name, they've also got two modest but terrific records out this year, both of which you need to track down on Bandcamp: (the equally awfully named) My Bed, My Bitch and (the significantly improved) Under New Management. Don't let any of those names fool you: This is smart, gnashing, fun, rocking pop, played point-blank and stripped of all unnecessary ornament. "Lights Out" kicks off Under New Management with a simple, snotty line you'll want to teach yourself on guitar (it won't take you long to learn), and My Bed's "Way Out" boasts Cheap Trick riffage and the immortal chorus, "Your parents fucked/Just make the best of it." It's the last Butt 2 Butt show before Dunlap and Reynolds head to South America for six months (or longer) to travel—hopefully spreading some Butt 2 Butt cheer around the continent in the process. They've finished 15 new songs, though, so perhaps we'll get another Butt 2 Butt record or two before they say farewell. NED LANNAMANN

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