Sioux Falls, Never Young, Alien Boy, Dog Thieves

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Thu., June 2, 7 p.m. 2016
Black Water Bar Irvington (Portland)

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Never Young, a relatively new project from Bay Area musicians Nik Soelter and Chris Adams—formerly of the beloved and tragically defunct screamo band Calculator—blend Anglophile shoegaze with disinterred mid-'90s emo. The group's latest, Singles Tape 1, consists of three excellent, angular pop songs that sound like the dBs' Chris Stamey reared on Nothing Feels Good-era Promise Ring. Headlining are Portland favorites Sioux Falls, who have received no shortage of national and local press but I'd like to officially add my lipstick to their collar: Their debut (double) LP, Rot Forever, is a sprawling indie rock micro-masterpiece that's as impetuous as it is tightly orchestrated—it's one of the most important records released by a Portland band in years. MORGAN TROPER

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