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Divers, Something Fierce, Occult Detective Club and Chemicals


The Know Northeast
Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m. 2012 21+

Something Fierce

Local label Dirtnap's newest platter is served Texas style: The 10-inch record is split between two bands from the Lone Star State, Houston's Something Fierce and Denton's Occult Detective Club. Something Fierce's half is delightful, power-poppy punk that's almost insidiously infective. "Warlords of Information" is the resonate gem here, but "The Sound on the Northside of Town" has 12-string jangle and soulfully pained vocals, and "Get on or Get Off" digs up just the right amount of sleaze. Occult Detective's side is full-speed-ahead punk, thick and muscled with sing-along choruses. It's basically a flawless record—something Dirtnap seems to have a knack for—and the two bands have been making their way up the West Coast on a tour to support it. With Portland's Divers also playing tonight, this single bill gives the entirety of MusicfestNW a run for its money; Divers have quickly vaulted to the top of the Portland music food chain, devouring everything in sight with passionate, sweaty, hoarse-throated tunes that positively rock. They're already one of the best bands in Portland, and while it feels a little music-critic-bullshitty to say stuff like this, I bet it's only a matter of time before they're one of the biggest. Join Team Divers tonight; I swear you won't regret it. NED LANNAMANN

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  • Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m. 2012