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The Hague, Special Explosion, Sun Valley Gun Club and Holy Tentacles


East End (map) Southeast
Sat., Oct. 20, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Lauren Brooks

Weird, potential conflict-of-interest disclosure here: Earlier this year my band competed against the Seattle-based Special Explosion in a battle of the bands. They stomped us. But they were gracious and humble, and even invited us out to eat with them afterward. I couldn't be happier that my once-adversaries have found the time to head south to play Portland—their eponymous EP is one of my favorite Northwest releases of this year so far. "Lifeguard" and "Every Shade of Green" are examples of '90s indie-rock fetishism at its finest and most intense. But it's the "Jack and Jill" vocals provided by siblings Lizzy and Andy Costello that give the group's music a truly distinct flavor all its own. Hopefully they'll keep this momentum going—one day they'll be unstoppable. MORGAN TROPER

East End

203 SE Grand, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Sat., Oct. 20, 9 p.m. 2012
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