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Smoke Rings, Die Robot and DJ Horrid


The Lovecraft Southeast
Sat., Jan. 16, 8 p.m. 2016 21+


Led by local noise-pop band Havania Whaal's drummer Noelle Magia, Portland's own Smoke Rings release their debut full-length, Boxes, this month. On the new album, Magia screams down empty, fluorescent-lit hallways. Their echoey, synth-heavy punk drips with the numb angst of a soggy and bleak Pacific Northwest winter. Tracks off Boxes veer into early 1980s-era U2's interpretation of new wave (particularly their debut, Boy), with angular guitars and gothic soundscapes. The title track is haunting but rumbling, and sounds like it could soundtrack a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fight scene inside the Bronze. Like when Buffy goes head-to-head with Spike the bleached-blond badass vampire, defending her high school classmates from his eerily chiseled jaw and bloodlust. CIARA DOLAN

The Lovecraft

421 SE Grand, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 8 pm-2 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 8 pm-2 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Jan. 16, 8 p.m. 2016