For those who never thought the phrase "pop punk" would ever be used again to describe something worth listening to, Portland trio Clorox Girls--no actual girls in this group by the way-- is on a mission to change your mind. Invading the neon-green walls of Fullerton's Burger Records this Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. for a free all-ages show, this thrashing pack of Oregonians trade in catchy, three-chord choruses that blend skateboard punk, campy lyrics and garage band recklessness.
In other words, they're an ideal Burger band.
After you've perused Burger's makeshift shelves for your favorite dirt-cheap vinyl, watch the band wail away on tracks like "In My Mouth" and "Straight To My Heart" that gladly perpetuate our love secret affair with the hard-hitting pop punk formula. Of course, the CG's bubblegum sounds do get bloody from time to time. B-movie horror buffs should take a gander at their video for "Don't Take Your Life," a four-minute ode to gore-filled zombie flicks filmed on a shoe string budget. On Saturday, CG is joined by another poppy Portland called Welcome Home Walker.