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Labor Temple Bar resurrects Portland punk scene

Lucky Thirteens, Street Hassle, Pink Tornado perform live June 2

Published on May 30, 2018 7:06PM

Last changed on June 1, 2018 6:11AM

The Lucky Thirteens

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The Lucky Thirteens


ASTORIA — Fans of 1990s Northwest Punk will delight in the Saturday, June 2, lineup at the Labor Temple Bar in Astoria.

The Lucky Thirteens, Street Hassle and Pink Tornado will perform live starting at 10 p.m. This show is restricted to people 21 and older. There is a $5 cover.

The Portland punk scene in the 1990s and early 2000s saw some memorable music rise out of clubs like The Satyricon and The Ash Street Saloon. Though most of the iconic music venues in Portland have since closed or turned into condominiums, the music lives on.

The Lucky Thirteens features band members Bradly Battin formerly of The Weaklings and Jedediah Aaker, formerly of Diamond Tuck. When not on stage, you can also see Aaker making regular appearances on “Portlandia.”

The Lucky Thirteens have been described as “greasy” and are something of a cross between The Cramps and Dead Boys.

“Their sound is fun, poppy-punk like you’d hear coming out of the jukebox in the Sandy Hut back in 2000,” Labor Temple Co-owner Terry Robinett said.

Street Hassle features Private Mike Albano, a mainstay in the punk and metal scene, Paul Monotone, Jim Taylor and Aaker.

A late addition to the bill, Pink Tornado, is a four-piece from Portland with Sheri Dietrich, Erik Haines and Erica Thygesen.

Other events coming soon to the Labor Temple Bar:

Decadent 80s (an 80s dance night); Local Comic Showcase (Thursday, June 21); Erotic City, a Prince tribute band (Saturday, June 16); Kerfuffle Burlesque (Saturday, June 23); King Ghidora, surf/tiki (Saturday, June 30); West Youssi and The County Champs, honky-tonk country (Saturday, July 7).



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