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Alkaline Trio, Smoking Popes and Dead Country


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Fri., July 15, 8:30 p.m. 2011 All Ages


A dual bill of Alkaline Trio and their influential elders in Smoking Popes is a sentimental tug on the heartstrings of us well-aged emo kids of yore. There was a time in the mid-to-late '90s where both of these bands were absolutely untouchable, a period that unceremoniously fizzled out when the Smoking Popes disintegrated and Alkaline Trio became a sad parody of themselves. The latter has rebounded quite well, however, as Alkaline Trio's 2010 release This Addiction was a welcome return to form, even if their latest disc—an acoustic reinterpretation of older material—is the musical equivalent of giving up and cashing in. The Smoking Popes, meanwhile, just delivered This Is Only a Test, a concept album about high school, which would be acceptable if lead singer Josh Caterer was not 39 years old. Creepy. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Fri., July 15, 8:30 p.m. 2011
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