NOTS at The High Water Mark – Tickets – The High Water Mark – Portland, OR – February 16th, 2017

NOTS at The High Water Mark

Mississippi Studios Presents Memphis-based psych-punk quartet with new album, 'Cosmetic'

NOTS at The High Water Mark

Patsy's Rats, Piss Test

Thu, February 16, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

This show is Standing 

NOTS are a 4 piece, all XX, “nuevo no wavo” band from Memphis, TN. Unpredictable guitars, celestial synths, and punctuated vocals swirl around the repetition of a powerful rhythm section to form a sound and a live show not easily classifiable but entirely addictive. Drummer Charlotte Watson and guitarist / frontwoman Natalie Hoffmann are the band’s two constants throughout a handful of roster changes. NOTS’ current lineup also includes Alexandra Eastburn on synth, an instrument she picked up to join NOTS and to record on their first full-length LP We Are Nots, and bassist Meredith Lones, another new Memphis musician, and the most recent addition to the band. NOTS’ newest punk-noise-psych-collision 7”, Virgin Mary, aggressively follows on the heels of their debut LP, foreshadowing an ever expanding experiment in direction of things to come for the band. Don’t miss out.
Patsy's Rats
Patsy's Rats
Patsy’s Rats make the kind of rock’n’roll we’ve been yearning for and no band has successfully nailed since.. well err, the late 70s. Brining to mind the limitless energy of The Runaways, The Nerves and The Go-Go’s these tunes have an urgency that demands your attention. You can almost imagine walking in to the Pool Emporium from Dazed & Confused and Rock’n’Roll Friend blasting out of the jukebox.

Patsy's Rats are a rotating cast of rascals out of Portland led by Patsy Gelb and Christian Blunda. Christian is the leader of party punk band Mean Jeans and Patsy is the former bass & vocalist of sludge-pop group Scavenger Cunt and occasional collaborator of her father, Howe Gelb of Giant Sand. They recently opened for him on his winter European tour clocking up many miles and new fans along the way.

“I clicked play, and my jaw dropped almost instantly. A throwback to a golden age of radio hits” FASTER AND LOUDER

“Top shelf power-pop hits” BURGER RECORDS

“Melodic, punk-pop that is highly infectious. Here’s a young band with a great sound and a really bright future” THE REVUE
Piss Test
PISS TEST is a Portland band which features Zach, Rodrigo, and Samantha.

You may recognize them from the front row of your show, your cab ride home, or your rehab facility.