Rod, Chugger, Glacier Veins, Two Moons, Lee Faulkner

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Fri., July 15, 6 p.m. 2016
Smart Collective Foster - Powell (Portland)
$5
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Tonight's show celebrates the release of Rod's new EP, Pretty Sure, on Sound Judgment and Good Cheer Records. It's a follow-up to the local four-piece's fantastic inaugural EP, 2015's Where I Had Gone. Pretty Sure is seven songs of hook-heavy guitar rock that's scuffed up with lo-fi production and protective coatings of fuzz. "Circle Jerks" rides power chords with anxious immediacy, while "Lethal Weapon" sounds like the sonic equivalent of cartoon fights, where a brawl is just a frenzied cloud of dust with a few random limbs protruding periodically. Slow-burning standout "Whatever" is stripped down to just singer Tommy Celt and a guitar—an unexpectedly sweet intermission in the middle of the EP. It's followed by "Season One," one of the catchiest tracks I've heard from a Portland band this year. CIARA DOLAN


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6923 SE Foster Portland, Oregon 97206

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