Home / Events / Music Calendar / X, the Blasters

X, the Blasters

MATTHEW SINGER
8 pm., Thursday December 19 | $21.50 general admission, $35 reserved balcony.
Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave.
 
[ROOTS PUNK] In his indispensable book Rip it Up and Start Again: Post-Punk 1978-1984, author Simon Reynolds suggests that punk’s “roots revival” of the early ’80s, epitomized by L.A. bands X and the Blasters, was a reaction to the English invasion led by the Sex Pistols and the Clash. He infers that the embrace of unmistakably American idioms like blues and country represented a regressive move at a time when forward-facing British groups like Joy Division and Gang of Four were working to expand punk’s sonic boundaries. Maybe there’s some truth to that theory, but so what? Have you heard the combined oeuvre of these two? The first four X albums comprise some of the best music of the ’80s—period—and while the Blasters don’t quite have a signature record, the Alvin Brothers’ revved-up take on mid-century rock’n’roll remains thrillingly vital and, like the music that inspired it, utterly timeless. 

Where: Roseland Theater
Phone: 224-2038
Address: 8 NW 6th Ave.
Website: www.doubletee.com/rose_schedule.shtml

 
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Ryan Bingham

Friday, Nov 28, 2014

[YOUNG COUNTRY] When Ryan Bingham collaborated with T-Bone Burnett for the stunning Crazy Heart soundtrack, he probably knew big things would ...

9 pm | Sold out.
Star Theater 13 NW 6th Ave. Portland Map

Donald Glaude, Klyde Drexler, Rubin Sarafinchan

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014

[HOUSE RENOVATIONS] In true Whiskey Bar fashion, the Chinatown club's five-year anniversary is nothing special: There's just another DJ ma ...

10 pm | $10.
The Whiskey Bar 31 NW 1st Ave. Portland Map

Lil Debbie, Aviel Ben Yamin featuring Keegan

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014

[FETISH RAP] There’s a reason Lil Debbie and Riff Raff are such good friends: While most hip-hop artists use the quality of their music to legitimize their lifesty ...

8 pm | $15.
Peter's Room 8 NW 6th Ave. Map
Also At Roseland Theater

Billy Idol, Guster, Spanish Gold

Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014

[ARENA PUNK] You'd think that from the royalties he's raking from stations like KGON still playing “Rebel Yell” and “White Wedding” in their regular rotation ...

7 pm | Sold out.
Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close