Hey, remember February 7? Those were the heady days of SNOWPACALYPSE Y2K14, when man and mongrel were laid to waste in a frozen hellscape of ice and frost. The release party/show for the local punk compilation Anarchy in Little Beirut was scheduled to occur that night at Ash Street, but needless to say it was canceled.
The show has been rescheduled for this Saturday, March 8, and here is the flawlessly written writeup that appeared in the paper, lightly amended:
ANARCHY IN LITTLE BEIRUT: THE THORNES, WHISKEY DICKERS, SECND BEST, THE EX-GIRLFRIENDS CLUB, & MORE
(Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash) In just under an hour, the new Anarchy in Little Beirut compilation CD crams 21 of Portland's brashest, snarliest, snappiest punk bands into a definitive snapshot of the current state of PDX punk. (Spoiler: The state is fast, loud, rip-snorting, and surprisingly diverse.) The tracklist runs the gamut from local legends to young upstarts—Monica Nelson and the Highgates, Vodka Wilson Overdrive, the Thornes, and the Ex-Girlfriends Club are just some of the many names on the back cover—and tonight 10 of those bands celebrate the CD's lurching, ear-damaging release into this world. Best of all, the $7 cover charge lands you a free copy of Anarchy in Little Beirut to take home. NED LANNAMANN
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