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Rotties, Havania Whaal and Femmeroids


Slim's North
Sat., Dec. 19, 9 p.m. 2015 21+


I can only imagine the Portland noise-pop trio Havania Whaal was born into a non-traditional family made up of K Records founder Calvin Johnson, X vocalist Exene Cervenka (see above), and Devo. Growing up on cheap-beer-soaked Slip 'N Slides and Festivus celebrations, Havania Whaal avoided becoming Free People-wearing hippies, and instead arose playing their consistently weird art-punk. Their 2013 album Château de Chienne is scuzzy pop doused in feedback, a difficult but ultimately rewarding listen. And their 2015 follow-up, 13 A.D., shows the group maintaining their noisy weirdness, upping their ambition and melodies with a Wizard of Oz allegory. Between the metaphor and their screeching stoner-pop sound, the Portland band teeters between creepiness and silliness, and are well worth a listen. CAMERON CROWELL


8635 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97217
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Dec. 19, 9 p.m. 2015