Portland, Ore., garage rock outfit the Woolen Men
take an old-school approach, recalling early '80s post-punk and college rock bands like Gang of Four and the Minutemen on their new full-length album, Temporary Monument.
Packed with a dozen skittering, shimmering, guitar-driven power punk tunes, the album's themes of corporate threats and cultural assimilation are as unnerving today as they were in the Reagan era. Touring in support of the new record, the Woolen Men appear with fellow Portlanders Landlines and Sonoma County acts OVVN, Kiddo and Service on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Atlas Coffee Company, 300 South A St., Santa Rosa. 7pm. $6. 707.526.1085.