Win Tickets ($32): THICK @ Mission Theater | Punk, w/ GRUMPSTER, Andy Place and the Coolheads
We are giving away a pair of tickets to THICK @ Mission Theater on June 25. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed June 19.
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June 25, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $15 ADV, $17 Doors | All Ages
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1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Since first forming in 2014, New York trio THICK have triumphed at turning the harshest truths into wildly exhilarating punk songs. On their second album Happy Now, vocalist/guitarist Nikki Sisti, vocalist/bassist Kate Black, and vocalist/drummer Shari Page deliver their most complex and confessional work yet, exploring everything from self-sabotage and insecurity to victim-blaming and destructive relationships. Raw, irreverent, and brutally honest, Happy Now ultimately offers both joyful catharsis and much-needed instruction for living well in turbulent times.
“Most of our songs lean toward optimism, even when there’s a lot of pain in them,” says Sisti, who refers to THICK’s output as a “living diary.” “It’s not about toxic positivity or trying to force yourself into happiness; it’s about recognizing that it’s okay to feel a whole spectrum of emotions, and then getting to the other side and really growing from your experiences.”
The follow-up to 5 Years Behind (a 2020 release praised by Under the Rader as a “dazzling debut album…laced with anger, humor, killer guitar riffs, and soaring punk melodies”), Happy Now finds THICK working again with producer Joel Hamilton (Iggy Pop, Juiceboxxx) and recording at Studio G Brooklyn. In a profound evolution of their previous work, the 11-track album encompasses sharper arrangements and stickier hooks and a more explosive energy-an effect often achieved through the sheer force of their three voices singing in unstoppable unison.
Andy Place and the Coolheads
ANDY PLACE AND THE COOLHEADS – The essence of leather jacket, torn jeans, dirty white sneaker rock n’ roll
From Portland Oregon, here are the deviants of ANDY PLACE AND THE COOLHEADS. A no bullshit band with lyrics we all understand. Adventurous, sonically daring, downright fearless, this six piece ensemble have been awing audiences up and down the west coast for a while and now their sound is spreading across the globe with the release of their first LP “In a Confusing Futuristic Bar” on Black Water Records.
RAMONES, REPLACEMENTS, CHEAP TRICK to a punk E.L.O, BOWIE and Brian Eno all creep into the influence, though unlike so many bands of the last 20 or so years, there is not a lick of contrivity in any of their catalog.