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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tonight in Music: P.O.S., Free Energy, Tomotonttu, and more

Posted by Morgan Troper on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM


DOOMTREE: P.O.S., LAZERBEAK, DESSA, SIMS, CECIL OTTER, MIKE MICTLAN, PAPER TIGER

(Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd) See My, What a Busy Week!

FREE ENERGY, HOLLERADO

(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) If you are a fan of Free Energy you'd likely say that the Philly band are disciples of the one and only Thin Lizzy. If you aren't, start dusting off the American Hi-Fi comparisons. Personally, I'm somewhere in the middle, as the band behind the bouncy, saccharine pop hooks of Stuck on Nothing sure are no Phil Lynott, but they are hardly the homogenized flavor-of-the-week behind, well, "Flavor of the Weak." The catchy title track and the guitar heroics of "Bang Pop" are keepers, a pair of songs worthy of a non-ironic fist pump to the heavens. Fight as you might but resistance is futile: Stuck on Nothing will burrow into your brain like a Ceti eel—oops, just stumbled into that nerd trap—with each anthemic song establishing residency in your head and not escaping anytime soon. EAC

TOMUTONTTU, GROUPER, JAMES FERRARO, EYE MYTHS, DJ CHARLES BERLITZ, DJ ROCCO MARTINI

(Rotture, 315 SE 3rd) Finnish experimental artist Jan AnderzÉn records under the name Tomutonttu, and the music he makes is utterly fucked-up, psychedelic, homebrewed noise. Animal growls, primitive folk plucks, shamanistic howls, and burping synths all find their way into Tomutonttu's bloody fray. It's jarring, unsettling, disquieting music—rhythms are not tied to any particular beat, instruments are bashed seemingly without technique, melodic tones are smeared all over the sonic canvas like muddy boots across a carpet—but it's also riveting and at times hypnotically beautiful. AnderzÉn is also the leader of Kemialliset YstÄvÄt project, and remains one of the experimental music world's true weirdos. The chance to see him in a Portland venue doesn't come along very often, so for a certain type of music fan this show is absolutely unmissable. Other types would be happier to stay far, far away. NL

Sublime with Rome, as well as a link to the complete show listings, after the jump.

SUBLIME WITH ROME, SEXRAT

(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) See Tuesday's preview.

You can view the complete show listings here.

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