It’s that time again. A new month means a new issue of ELEVEN! ‘Hood of the Month: Close-In Division Street. Notables: Crooked Fingers, Boy & Bear, Hornet Leg, The Prids, Dum Dum Girls, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Grouper, MFNW (Review), We Were Promised Jetpacks, Mikal Cronin, Banana Stand Media and oh so much more! Find your free copy today on Portland newsstands.
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Since emerging from the woods in 2008, Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) has astounded the indie scene with his vocal and instrumental melodies that stem from a dark place in the forests of Wisconsin. Vernon’s self-titled second album matched the first in form, function, and beauty. Multi-instruentalism seemed to be the theme of the evening.
Grab a Free Download of Eleven favorite tracks—Live from the Banana Stand at http://bit.ly/bstand11mix
In the basement of a garden-variety two-story house in Southeast, magic is happening. Midwestern transplants Louie Herr and Aaron Colter have spent the bulk of the past four years cultivating an idea: capture and bottle up the Portland house show experience, and give it away for free (or donation). They invite bands and friends to their now-secret shows to participate in the gleaning. There might not always be money in this Banana Stand, but the magic and the music is there in a big way.
11: What is the mission of the Banana Stand?
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1. Family of the Year / Grouplove
Where: Peter’s Room
How Much: $10
When: Wednesday, September 28 – 8pm
Why: The songs on St. Croix were recorded during Family of the Year’s sessions with accomplished producer Wally Gagel (Eels, Norah Jones, Old 97s) and serve as a precursor to their full-length tinyOGRE Entertainment debut coming out in early 2012. “From a rich, sweet-toothed tapestry seemingly lined with the DNA of Don MacLean, Ben Folds, Arcade Fire and, more recently Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, come Family of the Year” -NME
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Bagdad Theater, Bass Drum of Death, Branx, ELEVEN PDX, Family of the Year, Grouplove, Jackpot Records, Live Music, Peter's Room, Portland, Portland Music, Roseland, Toro Y Moi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on at 7:37 am, filed under
1. Radiation City (CD Release) w/ Blouse and Aan
Where: Doug Fir Lounge
How Much: $8
When: Saturday, September 24 – 8pm
Why: Being heralded as one of the most polished young acts in Portland, Radiation City is returning home from a nationwide tour just in time to drop the much awaited album The Hands That Take You (Reviewed as one of This Month’s Best in Eleven PDX 1.4). Bring dancing shoes for the toe-tapping tunes that will invariably be showered on all attendees of the performance this Saturday with awesome friends Blouse and Aan.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Aan, Autopilot is for Lovers, Blouse, Bon Iver, Doug Fir, Edgefield, ELEVEN PDX, Jeremiah Nelson, Knife Shop, Live Music, Other Lives, Portland Music, Radiation City, Ryan Sollee, The Hands That Take You, You Me and Apollo. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm, filed under
Hear ye, hear ye: The always wacky wunderman Wayne Coyne will be paying a little visit to Portland’s own Jackpot Records to present the exclusive release of the new 6-hour song: “I Found This Star On the Ground” along with the ultra-fun Strobo Trip toy.
Wayne and friends (you?) will be at the downtown location (203 SW 9th Ave, 97205) tomorrow, Sep. 20 at 5pm. This will be the one and only chance to get your hands on the STROBO TRIP! Stop by, say hi, won’t you?
Where: McMenamin’s Edgefield
How Much: $40
When: Friday, September 16 – 6pm
Why: CAKE is getting after it in a big way, having their first ever #1 album (according to some guy named Bill Board) earlier this year. They will be playing hits off the new record and of course some of the classics (Short Skirt, Long Jacket… Going The Distance… etc) because these guys love to please, and experience the fun with the audience. Teaser: You may be able to have your CAKE and read it too in the October issue of ELEVEN.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Aladdin Theater, Bachelorette, Cake, Cataldo, Doug Fir, ELEVEN PDX, Forest Park, Live Music, Low, McMenamin's Edgefield, Mississippi Studios, Portland Music, Wild Ones. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm, filed under
The Chicago-based duo White Mystery tore up the East End on 8/22/11.
The rockin’ siblings were kind enough to field some really real questions from ELEVEN PDX’s own Wendy Worzalla.
Photos by Erin Holcomb.
11: During your live shows what song do you like to open with that gets you guys going?
Miss Alex White: White Mystery. Definitely for the first one and we usually play Power Glove second and then everything after that is a total draw.
11: Just kind of have a go-to list?
AW: Yeah we definitely do a pretty even split of both album–pretty much right down the middle.
Francis Scott Key White: But we never write a set list. We just sort of feel it out.
AW: Which is good because we kind of just have a reciprocal nod about what the next song is. But a lot of times we’ll do multiple dates with bands and we really try to play a different set list.
11: What was the very first White Mystery show? Where was it and who did you play with?
FW: It was the Beat Kitchen…
AW: It was with the Jacuzzi…no, I’m sorry our first White Mystery show was with the Black and Whites who are from Oxford, Mississippi. If you can, check them out–they put out a bunch of great singles. Our second show was with the Jacuzzi Boys when King Khan got on the stage and it was so wild.
1. Nathan Trueb (of Tango Alpha Tango) w/Chris Marshall & The August Light, Shane Tutmarc
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $7 (21+)
When: Thursday, September 1 – 9pm
Why: August 2011 PDX Paragons Tango Alpha Tango’s front man Nathan Trueb goes it alone joining two other class acts for a special night of singer/songwriter performances. I saw Nathan play solo at a house party one time – when he started playing, the audience was sitting quietly, cross-legged on the living room floor with hands folded, but by the end of the set the whole house was up in a dancing frenzy and he completely turned the mother out. Seriously amazing energy.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Adventures With Might, Archers, Branx, Chris Marshall & The August Light, Doug Fir, Holocene, Labelmates, Modern Prog, Nathan Trueb, Portland Music, School of Rock, Shane Tutmarc, Tango Alpha Tango. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm, filed under