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Pop. 1280, Vice Device and Smoke Rings


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Fri., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. 2013 21+

Pop. 1280's latest, Imps of Perversion, is all dread, menace, and danger—a portrait of the kind of seedy ugliness that you used to think of when you thought of the band's hometown of New York City, and the kind of thing to be expected from a band that lifts their name from a crime novel. It all comes in a no-wave/post-punk package that you would have associated with the city once upon a time as well. The guitar barbs and jagged edges borrow from the No New York songbook, but the occasional ray-gun synthesizers and hypnotic grooves carry faint shades of krautrock. And while labelmates the Men have been more interested in tapping into their inner Crazy Horse in recent years, Pop. 1280 isn't quite finished pummeling things into the concrete. MATTHEW W. SULLIVAN

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3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232

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  • Fri., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. 2013
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