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Agent Orange, The Atom Age


Dante's (map) Downtown
Fri., Nov. 18, 9 p.m. 2016 21+


In recent years, many seminal punk and hardcore bands from the early ’80s have felt impelled to “reunite,” often with only one original member. Southern California’s Agent Orange is no different. The band, led by Mike Palm on vocals and guitar, released its debut, Living in Darkness, in 1981, featuring the now-classic punk anthem “Bloodstains.” As the first punk band to incorporate surf-rock elements, Agent Orange showed promise in what was a very large and fertile field of California punk. But multiple lineup changes and a dearth of recorded output consigned the band to compilation discs and video game soundtracks, while its last full-length album, 1996’s Virtually Indestructible, was virtually indistinguishable from most other ’90s power-punk bands. Palm continues to lead Agent Orange, but there’s no denying the group’s limited appeal as a nostalgia act for aging punks just waiting for the opportunity to sing along to “Bloodstains” one more time. SANTI ELIJAH HOLLEY


350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
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This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Nov. 18, 9 p.m. 2016
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