Friday, November 26, 2010

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks for Friday, November 26th

Hello Dear Readers,

Last night I ate too much. I bet a lot of you did. Everyone at the dinner I attended my have, "over done it". But I also had a coffee drink. This mixed with the overeating ended up being a bad combination. Especially if of one were trying to "sleep". I got tired at like midnight but didn't fall sleep until 4 in the morning. It was stupid. I am stupid for drinking a coffee drink at night. I know what it does to me. I figured it would counter the sleepiness of a full stomach. I was right. Ansywasy there are a few shows going on tonight. Here they are:

Backspace is having a show with The Taxpayers, Nun Chuksky,Kreamy 'Lectric Santa, and The Angries, and Lee Corey Oswald. When you don't sleep, you don't think so good. That is what I am finding out anyway. I am going to straight up cut and paste from the lovely writers of the Backspace website. The show doubles as a record release and a tour kickoff for The Taxpayers. See: "The Taxpayers are making noise, starting off their American tour with a loud bang in Portland. These catchy, rowdy, and up-beat bunch of fellows will have your feet tapping like when the coffee jitters get the best of you. Get ready to scream, dance, and head bang like a champ, because the Taxpayers are a storm you can't avoid." Nun Chuksy, "is pretty damn loud. The riot punk riffs, screaming vocals, and super fast drumming will have you in a whirlwind of what real punk is, that sound is Nun Chuksky". Their myspace claims they are like Noam Chompsky with nun chucks. I like that imagery. Kreamy 'Lectric Santa: "Insanely catchy noise pop gives Kreamy 'Lectric Santa an edge in the punk world. The intricate blend of sounds that uniquely integrate themselves randomly throughout the songs deserve appreciation. This appreciation inevitably grows bigger when Kreamy 'Lectric Santa takes the stage and rocks out to their primary genre, punk." The Angries are the only band I have ever heard of coming from Corvallis (that I can recall): "The Angries are the band you wished you listened to growing up because they perfectly capture the angst you developed in middle school. However, the Angries aren't only for younger ears, the lead singer's adult themed lyrics and her innocent kid like voice, in combination with up-beat punk rock is worth checking out." The ALL AGES show is $5 and starts at 8 PM.

Doug Fir is having a show with Climber, Boy Eats Drum Machine, and Ravishers. This show was put on by the small label Timber Carnival that put out records for bands I have written about including Derby, Hello Morning, Norman, Then Dimes, and The Ascetic Junkies. They also put out the Ravisher's album. I am sure that they will be playing songs of of it tonight. I first saw them by chance at Pioneer Square during a noon tunes session this summer. They were pretty poppy and very slick sounding. So if you are a fan of slick pop. You might like this. Climber is also very slick sounding. Maybe even a little too slick for my tastes. If you are into something a little different while maintaining pop sensibilities you will dig BEDM. The show is $10 and starts at 9 PM.

The World Famous Kenton Club is having a show with Thee Headliners, The Neat, The Estranged, and DJ Cecilia. Are you ready for more cut and paste? Here goes nothin'. Thee Headliners: "In an ever-popular male-female duo, Holly lays out the drumbeats and JT plays guitars, in a caustic mix of the various genres they love; this includes rockabilly, punk, surf and Americana. Their second full-length, Rain & Blood, out this year on Starcleaner Records, was heralded as a truly strange and glorious hodgepodge of sounds. If only more heart-wrenching breakups led to such musical glory." - Maranda Bish PORTLAND MERCURY" The Neat: "Another single that flipado has me is the d├ębut of the band of Oregon called The Neat with a clasicazo of power pop in every rule that opens the disk and that is of course magical, itself regular "You Till All I Need" without an ostentatious production, without a strong distribution and with so alone a notes and a pile of illusion they manage to do this cancion that by if alone does that the darn time and again, while turning around all vinyl we find "Sunflower" a brimming half a time of rugosa melodia, simple choruses and again removing magic of pure simpleza that the quartet is spent without being complicated the life and sounding just as you listen them, this published by the seal Gone Home and pudes to listen them in this paginates" Oscar via Ruido en el Trastero Reviews. The Estranged: "new PDX 3 piece with a heavy background in the local HC/Crust scenes (members have been/are in bands like Remains Of The Day, Hellshock, Warcry, From Ashes Rise, Coldbringer, and lots more) play icy, ominous post punk ala Wipers, Mission Of Burma, Warsaw-era Joy Division, etc." Again, I apologize for not being able to think today. I blame the Pilgrims. The show is FREE and starts at 9 PM.

If you see me at any of these shows please say, "Hi". It's not so difficult.

-Ben


The Taxpayers play tonight at Backspace!

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