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Lithics, Preening, Conditioner


The Know Northeast
Tue., March 7, 8 p.m. 2017 21+

Around this time last year Portland’s Lithics released Borrowed Floors, one of best local records of 2016. Its ten minimalist post-punk tracks repeat and layer needling guitar sounds against robotic drums, and the effect is totally hypnotic. The whole album is mechanical and precise, but certain moments of songs like “Thing in Your Eye” break free from the rhythms with wild, rearing guitar riffs—it feels like the climax of sci-fi movies, when machines go rogue as their artificial intelligence inspires them to destroy humanity. Frontwoman Aubrey Hornor’s vocals deflect with cool detachment, but never fade into the background of Borrowed Floors. CIARA DOLAN

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3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., March 7, 8 p.m. 2017