Bunk Bar Southeast
Thurs Aug 23, 2018, 9:30 pm 21+
Recommended by Chris Stamm
Fuck sounds a tiny bit older on their first album in 15 years—a line about ditching Nabokov for the comfort of magazines sums up middle-age pretty well—but The Band retains the slanted charm of their prolific turn-of-the-century run. Every Fuck record has a found quality, like the Oakland-born quartet figured out how to make the misshapen products of pop history shine and sing again. A similar approach catapulted Pavement to golden boy status, and like Stockton’s favorite sons, Fuck has a smart kid disdain for finishing a thought. Their peripatetic stoner vibe takes them into the light of luminaries like Bedhead, Sebadoh, and Smog, but Fuck has always been too restless and weird to commit to a groove. They were and are definitely of their moment, but they were and are also always just Fuck, and it’s really nice to have them back.
1028 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Sun-Tues 11 am-10 pm, Wed-Thurs 11 am-12 am, Fri-Sat 11 am-1 am