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Steel Chains Say Sayonara to Playing Shows

Maybe some of you knew it was coming and maybe some of you didn't. Either way, our punk scene is about to lose one of its active and integral collection of members. As of Friday, we'll be saying goodbye to local melodic punks Steel Chains.

They dropped their demo tracks just a little over two years ago and an EP not too long after, instantly making them favorites without fault. Steel Chains render a more harmonious version of traditional punk, using a post-like execution of catchy, quickly paced riffs. On top of their talent they were also just enjoyable to see perform overall, so it's really quite the bummer to see them go.

Join Steel Chains for their last performance Friday at The Know with Macho Boys, Mr. Wrong and Petite. Every bit of the show's $7 cover will be donated to the Trans Lifeline, so they're going out on a charitable bang to boot.

   

Punk rock fundraiser for the NRO

Portland has never had an issue with rallying together and taking a stand for a cause...especially when that cause is seeks to benefit the freedoms of women and minority groups. Tonight, punk bar Black Water will be hosting a fundraiser for the Network for Reproductive Options, which is a member affiliate of the National Network of Abortion Funds. The NRO aids in finding ethical and qualified abortion providers for those in need.

This particular show, featuring Heavy Hands, Steel Chains, Macho Boys, Sweats and spinning by DJ Matty Buttcakes will also put money towards the NRO's annual bowl-a-thon teams She Bowls With Her Own Ovaries and Pick Your Kingpin.

A minimum donation of $6 is asked, but the scale slides all the way up to $1,984, according to the Facebook event page. The show starts at 8pm, so come out on time for a good cause.