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Friday, February 11, 2011

Tonight in Music: Agesandages, Beyondadoubt at Buck and Bounce, Danava, and more

Posted by Colleen Smyth on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:44 PM


AGESANDAGES, BILLYGOAT, ARCH CAPE

(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Read our article about AgesandAges.

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BUCK AND BOUNCE: BEYONDADOUBT, BRICE NICE

(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) At some point you've danced to DJ Beyondadoubt's infamous skills. She along with NOLA's Brice Nice made possible Big Freedia's now-legendary first-time West Coast appearance, so it only seems right that they've teamed up for Buck and Bounce, a night dedicated to bounce and Dirty South. MARJORIE SKINNER


DANAVA, NETHER REGIONS, LORD DYING, WIZARD RIFLE

(Branx, 320 SE 2nd) While Nether Regions' name might send the immature mind into giggle fits, the intelligent listener will find Portland's gargantuan riff peddlers to offer a whole lot more than crotches and underpants. The quartet takes pride in the fact that their lyrical inspirations are based in reality. Sadly you won't find any battling warriors, fire-breathing dragons, or magical wizards in these songs—just the frightening horrors of man. Into the Breach, the band's first full-length, is nine tracks of thick, ultra-heavy rock with major High on Fire leanings. However, unlike the aforementioned group, Nether Regions sport a pair of guitar players, affording them much more room to explore harmonies and textures. Kyle Bates, the band's 17-year-old ax-slinger—more proof that we are all old and washed up—provides a lofty, psychedelic tinge to the band's otherwise immovable wall of fuzz. ARIS WALES


BUSDRIVER, DARK TIME SUNSHINE, RAFAEL VIGILANTICS, CLOUDY OCTOBER, ABADAWN AND THE KILL PARTY

(Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th) Los Angeles' Busdriver is a one-of-a-kind rap eccentric. Blessed with a mercurial, radio-voiceover delivery, absurdist humor, and a predilection for polysyllabic verbiage, he can be exhausting and confusing to listen to. But at his best ("Avantcore," with its ingenious sample of Can's "Turtles Have Short Legs," most of Roadkill Overcoat and The Weather), Busdriver presents flurries of lyrical gems over quirky production that'll have you simultaneously nodding and shaking your head. Dark Time Sunshine—Seattle emcee Cape Cowen (AKA Onry Ozzborn) and Chicago producer Zavala—create hiphop that embraces the paradox of their name. Cape Cowen drops downcast declarations over Zavala's cautiously optimistic soundscapes and blunted funk rhythms. A rough-hewn ambiguity rules Dark Time Sunshine's intriguing kingdom of sound. DAVE SEGAL

A complete listing of this week's shows can be viewed here.

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