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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tonight in Music: A.C. Newman, Psychic TV, Pierced Arrows, Two Cow Garage

Posted by Lex Chase on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 11:29 AM


A.C. NEWMAN, HARRIET
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Read our article on A.C. Newman.


PSYCHIC TV, DBC, KING DUDE, VICE DEVICE
(Rotture, 315 SE 3rd) Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (born Neil Megson) has changed a lot over the past four decades—both musically and physically through work with proto-industrial band Throbbing Gristle and psychedelic rock unit Psychic TV, and P-Orridge's pandrogynous morph in honor of late wife Lady Jaye. Genesis is living, breathing art, and continues to make art, as well as continuing to create music under the Psychic TV moniker. The band just released the 12-inch Silver Sundown Machine vs. Alien Lightning Meat Machine, their first in five years, and the evolution of the music and Genesis herself seems endless. MARK LORE


PIERCED ARROWS, WHITE FANG, K-TEL '79
(Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy) Two straight-up divey rock 'n' roll bands team up for a night at Portland's only dive bar with a functional fireplace. Barely drinking-age kids White Fang open up for gnarly old-school rockers Pierced Arrows tonight among the Tonic Lounge's stiff drinks and smelly dance floor. SARAH MIRK


TWO COW GARAGE, TRUCKSTOP DARLIN', THE COPYRIGHTS, I CAN LICK ANY SONOFABITCH IN THE HOUSE
(Dante's, 1 SW 3rd) Columbus, Ohio's Two Cow Garage don't get to the West Coast nearly as often as they ought to, what with them being musical kindred spirits to Portland's I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House and all. The band—led by gravel-throated vocalist/guitarist Micah Schnabel—boasts a rabid following for its ornery hybrid of rough-and-tumble punk rock opuses and Springsteenish pageantry, probably most affectingly on the 2008 LP Speaking in Cursive. The band followed up that effort with 2010's Sweet Saint Me, released on Suburban Home Records, and is now just inches away from a vinyl reissue of their 2004 release, The Wall Against Our Back. Expect a rowdy dust-up of larynx-shredding anthems, loud rock 'n' roll and earnest sentiment by a bunch of dudes (including ICLASOBITH) who sound like they could beat the shit out of you, but probably won't. RYAN J. PRADO

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