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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tonight in Music: Octossippi, Grandparents, Wild Ones

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM


OCTOSSIPPI: NICK JAINA, RYAN SOLLEE, RITCHIE YOUNG, ADAM SHEARER, MATT SHEEHY, LEWI LONGMIRE, DAVE DEPPER, KYLE MORTON AND MINI TYPHOON & MORE

(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Mississippi Studios has been around for eight years, meaning it's due time to celebrate. Their anniversary event will highlight more than 10 local bands, including Nick Jaina, Matt Sheehy, and a mini version of Typhoon. Also, free burgers until midnight! ALEX ZIELINSKI


HUME, GRANDPARENTS, DUCK LITTLE BROTHER DUCK

(Valentine's, 232 SW Ankeny) I thought I knew my Grandparents. I mean, I love them no matter what, but I was naturally surprised when they totally flipped on me and changed up their sound. You would expect some level of consistency from your Grandparents, right? Well, it took some getting used to, but it turns out my new Grandparents are actually way cooler than the old ones. Even though I miss those nug-sparking Floydian jams, I'm totally down to trade them out for this goo-gazey coupling of Kevin Shields' tape-wrapped whammy with taut, garage-kraut workouts. Grandparents' new EP Sugar Beach documents a band unchained, yet in total control, playing really fucking loud. In fact, it pretty much legitimizes Grandparents as THE number one band to keep an eye on in this town right now. CHRIS CANTINO


WILD ONES, YOUTH, OCEAN AGE

(The Woods, 6637 SE Milwaukie) While it's not formally All Hallow's Eve just yet, this show is within the sprawling realm of Halloween—which apparently spans the entirety of October on SE Hawthorne—and there are few better ways to enliven our dying spirits than by bopping about aimlessly to Wild Ones in an old funeral parlor (and preferably in a toilet-paper mummy costume). If you have yet to catch wind of this band—they've only been playing shows around town since February—you must not deprive yourself any longer. Their first recorded effort, the You're a Winner EP, is a tidy collection of synthpop beatitudes, and the latest track emancipated from the band's vaults, "Need It All," is a fantastic, slightly more mercurial sign of what's to come from their impending debut. Plus, it's their last show in Portland before they strike out on the BFF tour with, well, BFFs Typhoon and Youth, so come and wish the bands well on their way. RAQUEL NASSER

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