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Death by Unga Bunga, The Reverberations


Mississippi Studios North
Sun., March 5, 9 p.m. 2017 21+


Scandinavian bands often reinterpret ’60s-style garage rock and proto-punk. Some acts like the Hives make the jump to America, while many more remain esoteric reference points. Norway’s Death by Unga Bunga’s 2016 release, Pineapple Pizza, is a young and fuzzy update on this tradition. Throughout, guitars are jingle-jangly and harmonies sweet, if roughly hewn. And while Pineapple Pizza sets a course for the freakbeat ’60s, Unga Bunga’s wayback machine is somewhat imprecise. “Best Friends” buzzes with ELO-style synths, and “I Can’t Hide” goofs around with J. Geils’ keyboards. Much like actual pineapple pizza, Unga Bunga offers a guilty satisfaction only found in ingredients that never belonged together in the first place. WILLIAM KENNEDY

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

Event Times
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  • Sun., March 5, 9 p.m. 2017