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Your Pest Band, Wild Mohicans, Defect Defect and Piss Test


Boogie's Burgers & Brew (map) Southeast
Wed., Sept. 3, 7 p.m. 2014 All Ages


Post-Beatles power pop has historically had a difficult time finding an audience stateside, a tragic reality that has contributed to the decline of its most fabled practitioners (the untimely suicides of Badfinger's Pete Ham and Tom Evans; Alex Chilton's descent into drug-induced musical tumult; Eric Carmen's transformation from rocker into straight-up balladeer). But it's been something of a different story in Japan, where the genre's had a fervent following—best evidenced by Cheap Trick's Live at Budokan—and, as a result, produced some of its own noteworthy acts. Among these are frighteningly energetic Tokyo punks Your Pest Band, whose newest LP, 2013's In My Doom, showcases a wide array of punk and pop influences, ranging from Hüsker Dü (opener "Monolith") and the Marked Men ("How Do You Think") all the way to early Beatles (the title track) and Slade ("Here"). Your Pest Band shamelessly reference and indulge in pop's past without coming off as saccharine or cliché. MORGAN TROPER

Boogie's Burgers & Brew

910 E Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-3:30am

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Sun 10am-3:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Sept. 3, 7 p.m. 2014
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