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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tonight in Music: Hunters/Audacity, US Girls, Brötzman/Nilssen-Love Duo

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Sometimes you just need some good, ol' fashioned, dirty rock 'n' roll to kick off the week. And that's exactly what you'll get when New York's Hunters blast their fashion-plate punk at top volume. And Fullerton, California's Audacity are sure to rev things up with joyously bratty, breakneck anthems. NED LANNAMANN

(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) US Girls is an apt name for Megan Remy's solo project, inspired as it is by the history of American women in the music world. But in Remy's case, her take on '60s girl-group pop and '80s post-punk sounds like it's coming from sixth-generation cassette dubs, all the instruments awash in tape hiss and under thick layers of almost unnatural-sounding reverb. Remy returns to Portland in support of her Phil Spector-ed out new EP Free Advice Column, co-produced by warped hiphop producer Onakabazien. She's joined on this date by Ether Island, a purveyor of some of the finest New Mexican psychedelics you're likely to ingest this year. ROBERT HAM

(Secret Society, 116 NE Russell) The story has been handed down to free jazz fans for years, to the point that one worries it is apocryphal. But the truth is that German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann once blew so hard at a gig that he ended up cracking a rib. That should give you some indication as to the power and fury of the 72-year-old's work over the years, which has found him extemporizing wildly alongside fellow legends like Cecil Taylor, Bill Laswell, and William Parker. On this very rare Portland appearance, Brötzmann is accompanied by percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, a player whose minimalist daring and physical oomph are more than enough to keep up with his German compatriot's muscular skronk and bleat. RH


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