1. Smith Westerns w/ Yeasayer
- Where: Wonder Ballroom
- How Much: $20 (adv)/$23 (All Ages)
- When: Friday, May 27th – 9pm
- Why: This Chicago based quartet channels their inner T. Rex with quiet dreamy vocals over Beatles-style progressions and fuzzy guitar lines. Now on Fat Possum, their sophomore effort, Dye It Blonde, showcases a more polished sound, but still true to form. Come witness the teenage dream unfold before your eyes.
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1. JEFF The Brotherhood w/ The Angry Orts, The Night Beats, and The Greenhornes
-How Much: $15 (All Ages)
-When: Wednesday, May 18th – 9pm
-Why: In the midst of a mini tour with Cincinnati’s finest, the brothers Orrall bring their brand of Tennessee DIY rock to Portland. With just 3 strings, 3 drums and 3 cymbals the punk ’n roll duo create a surprisingly heavy sound. Known for their “play anytime, anywhere attitude,” The Brotherhood have paved their way to a solid spot in Nashville’s underground garage rock music scene.
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1. The Death Set, WIN WIN, Breakfast Mountain, Serious Business
-How Much: $10 (All Ages)
-When: Saturday May 14th – 9pm
-Why: Producer/remixer Alex “XXXchange” Epton teams up with lifelong friend Chris Devlin and Brooklyn-based video collagist Ghostdad for a situational trio known as WIN WIN. Their self-titled release hints disco-tinged instrumentals along grinding electro-remix tracks. Below the surface the LP explores how staring into screens all day is isolating us from each other (like right now). However, this intense electronic music performance will involve actual human contact. You’ve been warned.
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1. Battles / 1939 Ensemble
-Where: Doug Fir
-How Much: $15 (21+)
-When: Tonight! May 4th
-Why: Experimental/math rock supergroup based in New York City. Expect to see drummer John Stanier (formerly of Helmet) jump out of his seat! Stanier believes the ride cymbal is generally overused, so he has his set up high to make more of an effort to play it. Expect to hear these rock visionaries play much of their upcoming release, Glass Drop, due out next month.
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