“Soulful barrage of garage rock,” Portland Mercury
Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 4:20 am
SHRED OF THE DEAD: WHITE MYSTERY, THE CRY, MISTER TANG, DJ LOOMIS
(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) The first time that I witnessed the brother-sister duo of Chicago’s White Mystery, the band was sandwiched in the middle of a stacked show in the basement of East End. When guitarist Miss Alex White and drummer Francis Scott Key White took the stage between sets from the Men and Shannon and the Clams, I found myself packed into the back of the venue, standing on my toes to get a glimpse of the force behind the soulful barrage of garage rock being unleashed on the stage. All I could see over the sea of bodies were the White’s trademark massive hairdos. The flaming red curls bounced in unison with the constant headbanging, making the performance a spectacle despite my limited vantage. There’s an infectious, playful energy that flows from the pair’s lifelong bond, and a tight chemistry honed over the years becomes palpable when witnessed in the flesh. CHIPP TERWILLIGER Also see Thursday’s listing.
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