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Killing Joke


Star Theater Downtown
Sun Sept 2, 2018, 8 pm 21+


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Recommended by Ben Weinstein

For English post-punk legends Killing Joke, it took the death and subsequent funeral of a former bassist to bring the founding lineup back together again. Still widely considered to be some of their finest work, the dismal yet danceable intensity of the band’s first three albums has influenced everyone from My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields, to LCD Soundsystem founder James Murphy. Shields calls Geordie Walker’s guitar sound “monstrous,” while Murphy rhythmically references a Killing Joke song on LCD’s debut single “Losing My Edge.” With October marking exactly 40 years since their formation, let’s hope Killing Joke hasn’t yet lost their edge.

Star Theater

13 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209

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  • Sun Sept 2, 2018, 8 pm