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Wimps, the Gutters, the Woolen Men, Sad Horse

MATTHEW SINGER
8 pm., Friday January 11 | $5.
The Know
2026 NE Alberta St.
 
[PUNK NEUROSIS] Seattle’s Wimps have a song called “Stop Having Fun,” but I sense it’s meant to be taken ironically, because there’s little about the band that indicates it’s truly against having a good time. Comprising ex-members of Portland noise folkies Meth Teeth and Emerald City post-punks the Intelligence, the group could be described as frustrated and possibly neurotic, but there’s no way it could be mistaken for boring or joyless. The guitars—not quite fully in tune—saw through crashing, off-center rhythms that alternately churn and rage over Rachel Ratner’s agitated riot-grrrl hollering. It’s addictive stuff, and there’s no way you can stand still while it’s being performed. 



Where: The Know
Phone: 473-8729
Address: 2026 NE Alberta St.
Website: www.theknowbar.com

 
 

The Know

2026 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR
97211
 
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