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The Epoxies, Sloppy Kisses, Conditioner, Silver Kings


The Know (map) Northeast
Wed., March 22, 8 p.m. 2017 21+

Hallelujah for the never-dead realism of lo-fi punk rock. Portland's Sloppy Kisses soundtrack the jangly underground slacker lifestyle with 2016’s 7-inch New Pompeii. Songs like “Wasted Mind” harken to the screechy aural confines of an all-ages show in a suburban Quonset hut, all splashy drums and guitars that sound like they’re on the verge of breaking in half. The satisfyingly high speeds of “No Pity” forgive its clichéd lyrics, and on “Party Rock,” even the most cringe-worthy punk rock stereotypes are saved by the band's pure energy. The 7-inch's standout is its title track, which opens with a flatulent bass line and morphs into a rough rocker about “living in the shadow of mass extinction.” It’s a fittingly eruptive track for a band enamored with volcanic ’80s hardcore, and showcases the radical potential of Sloppy Kisses when they put their heads together. RYAN J. PRADO

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3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232

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