This Little Underground: Black Pussy @ Will's Pub

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Black Pussy at Will's Pub
  • Black Pussy at Will's Pub

Black Pussy at Will's Pub

Like wolf, bear and deer before it, pussy is now the new black in the music world. And though these dudes are a little more Nashville Pussy than Perfect Pussy, the recent Portland band to swing through town happens to be both (July 28, Will’s Pub). Black Pussy is a total throwback to the hard and heavy side of the ‘70s. And, holy Southern Jesus, do they look every inch the part with bell-bottoms, hair for miles and enough vintage gear to fill a garage. Oh, and an army of effects pedals.

Now if this kind of stuff totally isn’t your bag, there’s certainly more than enough here to write ‘em off within a second’s glance. But spend just five plugged-in seconds in the same room with this band and the only thing your hater mouth will open for is a gape of awe. They may be loaded with gimmick, but they’re no joke.

Dripping with weed and sex, Black Pussy’s stoner-boner rock is just high enough to party without crossing over into the exploratory beyond. And, live, they are a mountain of overdriven fuzz, groove and swagger that tumbles boulders like dice. They’re heavy, but they’re also maximum rock and roll. Not many people walked in last night knowing exactly who this band was, but everyone walked out changed. And probably wishing they had a Camaro right about now.

Black Pussy at Will's Pub
  • Black Pussy at Will's Pub

Black Pussy at Will's Pub

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