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The Shivas/Alan Madej 

When: Wed., March 30, 9 p.m. 2016
Price: $5
Perfect for summer porch swingin’, The Shivas’ fifth album comes just in time for rising temperatures. While previous efforts claimed stronger connections to surf rock, Better Off Dead is pure twangy dream pop, a marriage of the Velvet Underground and Brian Jonestown Massacre. It is the Portland three-piece’s third collaboration with Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening, who recorded and released the Shivas on K Records. Standout tracks “Maryanne” and “Off Axis” hint at the twee sound for which the label is famous. (Bethany Kaufman)


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