Mixtape: Rotties, 'Pacific NorthWaste'

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If you knew nothing about Portland, Ore.-based rockers the Rotties and played a track from the band's debut LP Pacific NorthWaste (Hardcore Mermaid Music, 2013), you'd be hard pressed to say if the song was 30 years or 3 months old. Neither is correct—the album has been out for a little more than a year now—but it says a lot about the Rotties' take on classic bombastic punk mixed with a modicum of metal.

The Rotties play a free show at The Crux Saturday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Locals Marshall Poole (a must-see band) and Give Chase open.