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November 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

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Grave Babies performs in a front yard, neighbor hates it

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...and then it was over. Local rock band Grave Babies performed a beautiful and unprintably titled song in a Capitol Hill front yard twice at 3 p.m. Saturday, in a performance lasting six minutes. Portland blog intothewoods.tv staged the happening and filmed it (great blog BTW — look out for their final edited music videos). The curse-word-loving band sounded even better than on the droney/longer recorded version of the song, on their "Gothdammit" EP. A few people gathered on the sidewalk and nodded their heads to the New Orderish music. I thought it was very nice — it struck me as one of the reasons people move to the area.

But the neighbor across the street hated it, shouting, "Get a real drummer!"

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