Blood Beach, Cloaks

When: Tue., Nov. 6, 9 p.m. 2012


Fresh off a September European tour, Blood Beach have returned to Portland with their psycho-garage explosion in tow. Completing a successful Kickstarter campaign this past July to fund a tour-only 7-inch (the creepy-cool "Dead Maester's Tongue" b/w "Factory Dream") and to curate a Portland music cassette compilation (dubbed Keep Portland Normal), the band have been playing more than a passing role in the expansion of the Rose City's burgeoning outsider-rock underworld. They're as good a vessel as any to harbor such a task; Blood Beach's vaguely sophomoric garage-pop combo cocks the knockout punch of free-roaming jams as well as punkier psychedelic territory. Their 2011 vinyl LP, Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost, posits acid-washed wah-wahs, anti-melodic yelps of reverb-heavy rock, and other spooky delights that carry songs like "Candy" into eerie realms. RYAN J. PRADO

Price: $3

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