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Tonight in Music

Author: Ned Lannamann
06/04/2014 | The Portland Mercury | www.portlandmercury.com | Live Show Review
(Star Theater, 13 NW 6th) Daniel Pujol might have plucked his band's name from the Kip Winger Dollar Bin of Unimaginative Band Names, but Pujol's new album, Kludge, is a total fucking blast. Pujol's sugary glam and junky punk plays like the goofy neighborhood kid who comes over to babysit and lets you stay up all night watching Hardbodies and sucking down Lik-M-Aid. "Pitch Black" is a perfect pop gem with a measure of Ariel Pink weirdness alongside the boinging Big Star guitars, and album opener "Judas Booth" is a mini-symphony that heaves, sighs, then shoots uselessly, joyously at the stars. The Nashville band are ostensibly a garage act, but this is damaged pop that'll bother the shit out of leather-jacketed rock dudes. They open for the Detroit Cobras, the Motor City cover band that'll attract a fair share of said leather-jacketed rock dudes. Arrive early for this one—it'll be a showdown. NL
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