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Prettiest Eyes, Bombay Beach, Memory Boys, Pennymart


The Know Northeast
Mon., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. 2018 21+

Recommended by Chris Stamm

Prettiest Eyes’ 2017 LP, Pools, didn’t make a single year-end list I looked at, and I looked at a lot of those lists. I made one of those lists. Prettiest Eyes was not on it. The whole damn system is broken if something as powerful and pure as Pools is slipping through the cracks. The album opens with hypnotic synth stabs and echoing vocals that recall Suicide, but within a minute, Prettiest Eyes ditches the menacing groove for the primal release of punk chaos. The rest of the album pursues variations on that theme: the Los Angeles trio will lay down a deep, head-bobbing throb before ascending into feral oblivion that is all fog, strobe lights, and stinging sweat. Bands have been chasing the unholy magic of the Screamers for decades now, but few have come this close to actually capturing it.

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3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232

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  • Mon., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. 2018