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Purling Hiss, Bigfoot Wallace & His Wicked Sons, Psychic Death


Chop Suey Capitol Hill
Sun., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. 2016 All Ages


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Mike Polizze, founder of Philadelphia’s Purling Hiss, emerged from the same guitar-centric scene as Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn, but while those singer-guitarists left bands to record under their own names, his outfit grew from a one-man operation into a trio. On the basis of their discography, including this year’s incendiary High Bias, they would fit right in with the post–Paisley Underground acts to record for SST in the 1980s and 1990s, like Dinosaur Jr. and Das Damen (wiggy videos filled with VHS-era optical effects only reinforce the throwback impression). Purling Hiss’s studio approach involves slightly twangy vocals, power-pop hooks, and an indestructible wall of guitar. On stage, Polizze, bassist Dan Provenzano, and drummer Ben Leaphart stretch the material into louder, heavier, more feedback-drenched configurations. KATHY FENNESSY

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1325 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Sun., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. 2016