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Melt-Banana, Kinski, Nasalrod 

When: Fri., Oct. 18, 9 p.m. 2013
Price: $12
Tonight, Japanese noise-rock veterans Melt-Banana return to Portland for the first time in two years, touring off Fetch, their first studio album since 2007. This time, vocalist Yasuko "Yako" Onuki and guitarist Ichirou Agata are hitting the road as a duo, opting to flesh out their sugar-rush aural attack with computer-controlled synths and samples. Melt-Banana continue to create music that only they could make work. Over the years they've been adding more pop and experimental elements on top of the speedy, playful, half-minute grindcore bursts that they became known for two decades ago, and everything falls right into place on Fetch. "Candy Gun" opens the album with waves lapping up on the shore, and before long it's off to the races as Agata begins to scrape and scratch all over his palette, and Yako's trademark barks and chirps manage to keep pace with the workout. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

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