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Band of the Month Nominee Spotlight: Party Girls

Band of the Month Nominee Spotlight: Party Girls


Party Girls are relatively new to the Portland scene, but I can already tell they are the misfits of indie music.

Their motto (well, their MySpace mantra, anyway) is “We came to impregnate,” and they describe their own sound as being “so heavy we induce labor.” The trio consists of vocalist Ryan Wolf, guitarist and ex-Bad Dudes member Gabe Castro, drummer Zach Richards, and synth/bassist Jim McBride. With a mixture of indie, metal, rock and some old school hip-hop, the best way I can describe them is if NOFX and Social Distortion had a threesome with Rage Against the Machine.

You won’t find any iron-on kittens emblazoned on any of their shirts, but you might discover a badly drawn penis and the band's name scrawled across Wolf’s baby-smooth hairless chest - if you are willing to get that close. It is obvious these guys like to be the outsiders and to keep audiences guessing.

Their record cover, which has a very manly, buffed-up unicorn charging through the air, is a great representation of their sound. They have taken the indie music scene and injected it with some serious steroids, and even though they might look all cute and friendly on the outside, these guys kick some serious ass.

The lyrics to Tenacious D’s “Explosivo” sums up Party Girls well, “Climb upon my faithful steed, then we gonna ride, gonna smoke some weed. Climb upon my big-ass steed, and ride, ride, ride.

Party Girls is opening for local fave Jaguar Love during their March 4th CD release at Satyricon. $7, all ages, 8 p.m.

Be sure to bring some form of birth control, and vote for the band in our Band of the Month poll if you dig it.

- Deanna Uutela

Published: February 25, 2010 |

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