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Shame, Dreamdecay


Doug Fir Southeast
Mon., Feb. 19, 9 p.m. 2018 21+



Recommended by Robert Ham

The death of The Fall’s Mark E. Smith has left a huge hole in the post-punk firmament, waiting to be filled by another weedy, angry young singer who scowls brilliant stream-of-consciousness poetry into a microphone while evidencing pure pity and contempt for anyone watching. To that vaunted position, I nominate Charlie Steen, vocalist for the South London quintet Shame. While his bandmates steer their collective ship along a tension-filled route mapped out by forerunners like Bloc Party and Buzzcocks, Steen paces around, snarling out lyrics that verge on political commentary. Mostly he just seems disgusted with everything he lays his wide-eyed gaze on. “I like you better when you’re not around,” he intones on “Tasteless,” one of the most brutally tuneful tracks on Shame’s brilliant new debut, Songs of Praise. If you don’t know who the “you” is in this scenario, chances are you’re it.

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Mon., Feb. 19, 9 p.m. 2018