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November 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM
If Portland is the Northwest’s crust-punk capital, consider Tragedy the mayors.
Unwashed and uncompromising, the group — which plays Seattle’s Highline Bar Saturday — has spent the last decade-plus decrying social, political and environmental ills to a backdrop of militaristic rhythms and supremely dirty guitars.
Though the sun never shines in Tragedy’s Rose City, seasonal gloom has never affected the band’s work ethic. (more…)
October 7, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Between their editor-taunting name, sprawling songs and gruff, hulking frontman, Damien Abraham, Toronto’s F—ed Up seem unlikely candidates for commercial success.
Yet in 2011, the co-ed sextet, which plays El Corazon Thursday, scored a left-field chart hit (No. 83 on the Billboard 200) with “David Comes to Life,” a four-sided concept album described as a misfit love story set amidst the political turmoil of early-1980s industrial Britain. (more…)
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