Turn! Turn! Turn! North
Thurs June 14, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Chris Stamm
Collate knows that you know that they know exactly what they’re doing, and they aren’t shy about acknowledging it. The Portland trio’s 2017 cassette Material Inspection kicks off with a serrated statement of purpose called “RNA,” a nod to no wave pioneers DNA, with whom Collate shares plenty of genetic material. There is definitely some time travel happening here, but more often than not, Collate rides their phone booth to the early 2000s sweet spot when bands like Erase Errata, Black Eyes, Arab on Radar, and AIDS Wolf were raising unholy rackets that seemed to mirror and amplify Bush-era anxiety with stabbing guitars and piercing shrieks. And hey, what do you know: The American nightmare continues, and we are all still very nervous. Collate’s brand of post-punk, with its spooked incantations and skittish instruments, is an ideal companion for a reluctant march into an uncertain future.
8 NE Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon 97211