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No Joy, Heavy Hawaii 

When: Sat., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $10
No Joy's last few trips to Portland have seen them playing the role of a supporting act, and frankly, the band's loud and entrancing blend of noise pop is not very well suited to open a show. That's because when Jasmine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd stop singing and put down their guitars, you're going to feel the need for a long walk and some fresh air. The stunning harmonies and melodic moments buried within the sheer volume take aim directly for the back of your brain, and the strong songwriting will continue to haunt you, long after your ears stop ringing from all the feedback and distortion. Tonight, No Joy gets the headlining spot that its music lends itself to. Rightfully so; the band's excellent second album from earlier this year, Wait to Pleasure, has placed them at the forefront of a wide pack of current-day shoegaze-influenced acts. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

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