Dan Cable Presents: Autonomics Live at the Doug Fir Lounge [Video Premiere]

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Watch Portland’s Autonomics perform “Junk Food Vampire” live at the Doug Fir. Then subscribe to the podcast to hear new episodes every Friday, and catch the band rocking The Library at Growler's Taproom on April 13.

Autonomics at the Doug Fir Lounge—click to see more photos by Joe DuquetteAutonomics at the Doug Fir Lounge—click to see more photos by Joe DuquetteIt’s hard to be recognized as a unique band in a city like Portland, a city that prides itself on being weird. Home to many celebrated and unconventional acts, sometimes in this sort of climate the way to be unique is to create something a little more down the middle, something fueled purely by the raw amount of energy put into the performance of the songs. For Autonomics, their live show is a fast-paced, high-energy party that is as much rock and roll as it is punk rock, making it an experience unlike others in their hometown.

The band continues to find the balance between committing to thought-out songwriting while not taking themselves too seriously. Unafraid to embrace their strengths, they churn out catchy punk rock songs that people can’t help but sing along and move their feet to. The recent additions of Devy Metal’s Jesse Suihkonen (bass) and Devin Brown (guitar) have turned the power trio into a four-piece, offering a richer and fuller sound that allows the band to explore a more dynamic live show, not to mention providing new energy and ideas when it comes to crafting tunes.

Autonomics make rock and roll in Portland cool, which is hard to do in a city full of so many talented artists and bands that lean in to more of the unconventional sensibilities of songwriting. So if you’re in the mood to party, if you're ready to jump back in the circle pit like you did when you were a teenager, if you dig the occasional “Seek and Destroy” cover, or if you just want to witness four dudes have a lot of fun playing music together, then don’t miss the next time Autonomics give you the opportunity to open up at that pit!

Check out the live video for “Junk Food Vampire” below, and get more Dan Cable Presents every Friday by subscribing via iTunes. And catch Autonomics at The Library at Growler's Taproom on Saturday, April 13.

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