November 26th, 2008
I’ve yet to see Black Eyes & Neckties or Helms Alee, but I hear both shows are outstanding (if you dig loud punk and hardcore, that is). BE&NT sound pretty similar to local legends Murder City Devils (just with more makeup and fake blood), but we all miss that supreme band, right? Right. Helms Alee put out a pretty solid record earlier this year that’s flown a bit under the proverbial radar. Portland’s Black Elk I managed to catch at the ol’ C-Hill Block Party and came away a fan of their dark, rip-roarin’ anthems.