Sun Aug 26, 2018, 8 pm All Ages
Recommended by Anna Kaplan
With Paramore’s After Laughter and Mitski’s Be the Cowboy, alternative pop is clearly experiencing a reawakening. Beach Bunny, the latest group to rise out of Chicago’s eclectic DIY scene, is no stranger to this movement. The project began as DePaul University student Lili Trifilio’s solo endeavor in 2015, but later filled out as a full band before the release of their latest EP Prom Queen. The title track retrospectively analyzes Trifilio’s high school years in a tambourine-fueled craze, and “Painkiller” likens a nasty breakup to various medical procedures like pulling teeth over fast-paced surf rock melodies. Through clever songwriting and Trifilio’s smooth, Lady Lamb-like vocals, Beach Bunny explores themes from anxiety to “adulting” in upbeat tracks made for dancing away the heartbreak.
1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
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