1. Grass Widow w/ Blood Beach, XDS & Nature
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $12 (21+)
When: Thursday, August 25 – 9pm
Why: If you don’t have a ticket already, there’s a good chance you can still get one at the door, but they will go quickly. Grass Widow is an exceptionally talented trio from San Francisco. It’s easy to stick the post-punk label on them, but these ladies break the rules more often than they follow them. Check them out, go to this show, and thank me later. [Editor's note: I'll thank you now -- they're great!]
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged And And And, Blood Beach, Death Songs, Doug Fir, Grass Widow, Holocene, Mississippi Studios, Nature, Night Beats, Safe Word, Wooden Shjips, XDS. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm, filed under
1. Mister Heavenly w/ WATERS & Anne
How Much: $12(adv)/$14 – All ages!
When: Thursday, August 18th – 8pm
Why: Members of The Unicorns/Islands, Man Man, and Modest Mouse released their debut album this week on Sub Pop. So far they’ve been hanging out and celebrating at Flavour Spot and will continue to do so late into night this Thursday at Branx. Come join the feel-good pop supergroup and bask in the afterglow. Sure, dancing is optional, but come on, get down and pick up a record.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Anne, Branx, Broken Water, East End, ELEVEN PDX, Hornet Leg, Live Music, Mister Heavenly, Portland Music, Psychic Feline, Royal Baths, Shannon and The Clams, The Men, Waters, White Mystery. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 17, 2011 at 9:25 am, filed under
Smmr Bmmr 2011 ; a review by Wendy Worzalla, photos by Brenda Ubhoff
Bubblegum pop tunes from Cowabunga Babez and Peach Kelli Pop made the perfect soundtrack to the breezy, carefree summer night. By the time Apache, Therapists and Blood Beach rocked our collective socks, the crowd was drunk on Viso, Sizzle Pie and PBR.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Apache, Blood Beach, Cecilia Und Die Sauerkrauts, Cowabunga Babez, ELEVEN PDX, Ghost Mom, Guantanamo Baywatch, King Tuff, Mean Jeans, Mikal Cronin, Nadia Buyse, PBR, Peach Kelli Pop, Personal & The Pizzas, Plan B, Shannon and The Clams, Sizzle Pie, SMMR BMMR, The Audacity, The Moonhearts, Therapists. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm, filed under
1. Old Wars
Where: The Knife Shop
How Much: $4
When: Thursday, August 11th – 9pm
Why: Current and former members of Jen Moon and The Gossip make up this post-punk power-pop duo. With Moon on bass and Kathy Mendonca on drums, the pair brings their love of the symphony and the riot grrrl scene together in the most delicious way. Look for their debut to be released this fall on Cassingle and Loving It Records.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Dante's, ELEVEN PDX, Empty Space Orchestra, ESO, Ganglians, Heavy Hawaii, Kelly's Olympian, Knife Shop, Live Music, Mississippi Studios, NIAYH, Old Wars, Portland Music, The Memorials. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm, filed under
It is impossible not to love Nashville nellies Those Darlins. They rock. They roll (literally, around the stage). Last Tuesday at Bunk Bar, they took the crowd for a ride to sweaty-town, and ground on down their country-punk ramblins from new album Screws Get Loose.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Bunk Bar, DjM, ELEVEN PDX, Live Music, Motopony, Portland Music, Ryan Dornfeld, Those Darlins, White Arrows. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm, filed under
$69 All Access Wristbands for the Heineken CityArts Fest in Seattle just went on sale today, and here’s some local reasons to get your ticket quickly!
- Thao and The Get Down Stay Down @ The Crocodile
- Helio Sequence @ The Seattle Laser Dome – an evening with performance, set to a full laser light show.
- Erin Leddy of Hand 2 Mouth Theatre performing My Mind is An Open Meadow @ Theatre Off Jackson. (Seattle premiere.)
October 20-22 is a little ways off, but it sounds like a perfect time for a jaunt up the I-5 to visit our friends in Seattle, so we will see you there!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Blackalicious, Built To Spill, CityArts Fest, Crystal Castles, ELEVEN PDX, Erin Leddy, Hand 2 Mouth Theatre, Helio Sequence, Man Man, Ozomatli, Portland Music, Robyn, Ryan Adams, Seattle Music, Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, The Long Winters. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm, filed under
1. PDX Bridge Festival Closing Party
Where: Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s Room
How Much: $10 – All Ages
When: Sunday, August 7th – 6pm
Why: For a measly $10 you get a near baker’s dozen of some of Portland’s finest indie bands. Featuring: Copy, Symmetry/Symmetry, Tango Alpha Tango, The Dimes, Dropa, Mnemonic Sounds, Violet Isle, and Water & Bodies just to name a few. Both venues are all ages, so grab a bunch of friends or a few random strangers and treat yourselves to an evening of great local music.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Audacity, Blood Beach, Cecilia Und Die Sauerkrauts, Christmas Island, Copy, Crystal Ballroom, Dropa, ELEVEN PDX, Ghost Mom, Guantanamo Baywatch, King Tuff, Live Music, McMenamins, Mean Jeans, Mississippi Studios, Mnemonic Sounds, Nucular Aminals, PDX Bridge Festival, Peach Kelli Pop, Personal & The Pizzas, Plan B, Portland Music, Psychic Feline, Sara Jackson-Holman, Serious Business, Shannon & The Clams, Showdeer Presents, SMMR BMMR, Symmetry/Symmetry, Tango Alpha Tango, The Dimes, The Horde and The Harem, The Moonhearts, TRMR, Violet Isle, Wanderlust Circus, Water & Bodies, Youthbitch. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm, filed under
It’s that time again. A new month means a new issue of ELEVEN! ‘Hood of the Month: East Burnside. Notables: Eels, Adele, Tango Alpha Tango, Nice Nice, Hairspray Blues, Nucular Aminals, Tinariwen’s Tassili, Foals and oh so much more! Find your free copy today on Portland newsstands.
This entry was written by ELEVEN and tagged CSS, Das Racist, Eels, ELEVEN PDX, Live Music, Mister Heavenly, Natalie Phillips, Nice Nice, Portland Music, Tango Alpha Tango, Tinariwen. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm, filed under