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LVL UP, Dude York, Turtlenecked


Star Theater (map) Downtown
Thu., Sept. 21, 9 p.m. 2017 21+


Brooklyn slacker quartet LVL UP plays the sort of melodic, distorted rock music that made bands like the Thermals international superheroes. They’ve self-released a slew of LPs, including the fantastic Space Brothers, delivering raw, lo-fi anthems that sometimes seethe and sometimes soar. Their most recent record (and Sub Pop debut), 2016’s Return to Love, splinters the reliable timbre of their previous offerings, instead expanding their songwriting acumen to include Meat Puppetslike psych jams (“Blur”) and the vaguely Jeff Mangumesque opening track “Hidden Driver.” Time, it seems, has tempered the blustery aural onslaught that LVL UP exhibited on 2014’s Hoodwink’d, and the band has discovered the power of nuance. Paired with Portland’s own Turtlenecked as an opener, this show will look and sound like it took place in 1994. Come dressed as your favorite My So-Called Life character and feign disinterest to complete the effect. RYAN J. PRADO

Star Theater

13 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209

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  • Thu., Sept. 21, 9 p.m. 2017
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