If you’ve been following Thrice’s career for any amount of time, you know that they’ve amassed more than a few fans over more than a decade spent crafting their own particular brand of post-hardcore. Through the different seasons of their time as band, they’ve incorporated many different genres into their sound, leaving them in a place all their own now. And the fans know it.
This entry was written by Live and tagged 11/4/2011, Dustin Kensrue, ELEVEN PDX, Jordan Dreyer, Kimberly Lawson, La Dispute, Live, Live Music, Moving Mountains, O Brother, PDX, Portland Music, Show, Thrice, Wonder Ballroom. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm, filed under
1. Thee Oh Sees w/ Total Control & Mean Jeans
Where: Doug Fir (+21)
How Much: $12
When: Thursday, December 1 – 9pm
Why: John Dwyer is a surf-psych music machine—between releasing a couple of full-lengths, a 12’’ split with tourmates Total Control, and the seemingly constant touring this year—one wonders when the man has time to breathe. I venture to say: music is his oxygen and life is the carbon dioxide.
2.The Head and the Heart w/ Mayer Hawthorne & Graffiti6
Where: Roseland Theater
How Much: $25
When: Friday, December 2 – 7:30pm
Why: One the verge of world domination, Seattle’s own The Head and the Heart make yet another Portland stop to play part in KINK’s Jingle Bell Jam. Along for the sleigh ride is the soulful Mayer Hawthorne—he’ll throw you back to the 50s and 60s, and bring you back in a tailspin with his present, yet futuristic style.
3. Dan Deacon w/ Purple & Green, & Jason Urick
Where: Branx (All Ages)
How Much: $10/$13
When: Saturday, December 3 – 8pm
Why: You’ll be kicking yourself come Sunday when everyone’s talking about the mind-blowing noisy dance pop from the energetic and innovative Baltimore native, Dan Deacon. Do yourself a favor and get your ticket right-this-second. You’ll have one hell of a night, and you know…you can thank me later.
Also, three Typhoon shows at Mississippi Studios, December 2 and 3 (all-ages day show, 21+ night show).
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Branx, Dan Deacon, Doug Fir, Drinking out of cups, ELEVEN PDX, Graffiti6, Jason Urick, Live Music, Mayer Hawthorne, Mean Jeans, Portland Music, Purple & Green, Roseland Theater, The Head and the Heart, Thee Oh Sees, Total Control. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on at 11:11 am, filed under
There is something to be said about a man who has fronted two successful touring bands signed to major labels. Andrew McMahon is the man- and if you were at The Roseland for this show…you would have heard a group of drunken dudes yelling exactly that through every song Jack’s Mannequin played. While the crowd was great, the bands were even better.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Andrew McMahon, Concert, Eleven Magazine, ELEVEN PDX, Jack's Mannequin, Kim Lawson, Lady Danville, Lenka, Live, PDX, Portland, Review, Roseland, Roseland Theater, Show. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 28, 2011 at 12:18 am, filed under
1. Blind Pilot w/ Point Juncture, WA
Where: Crystal Ballroom
How Much: $20
When: Wednesday, November 23 –7pm
Why: The Portland-based folk-pop group makes a stop at home while on their cross-country tour in support of the late summer release, We Are the Tide. The sophomore effort has been a consistent top-seller at Music Millennium and it’s no secret their heartfelt music makes it easy to instigate sing-alongs at their live shows.
2. Animal Eyes w/ Slow Trucks & Pony Village
Where: The Woods
How Much: $5
When: Friday, November 25 – 8:30pm
Why: Worldly indie rock that will move you and groove you with their beautiful harmonies and enthusiastic live performance. Get there early to enjoy the guitar-heavy sounds of San Francisco trio, Slow Trucks (reminiscent of Pavement and Built To Spill), and twangy indie-rock from Portland quartet Pony Village.
3. Into The Woods Quarterly
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $5
When: Sunday, November 27 –9pm
Why: Showcasing some of the areas newest and brightest talents, this year’s second quarterly will feature the mind-blowing sounds of Hosannas (formerly Church), Sun Angle, Log Across the Washer, and Support Force. ITW will premiere the first episode of their new series, “Favorite Places” starring Hosannas and the 2,000-year old Ape Cave. If that wasn’t enough to get your foot in the door, Archers guitarist, Chris Cantino, will DJ the event.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Animal Eyes, Blind Pilot, Crystal Ballroom, ELEVEN PDX, Hosannas, Into The Woods, Into The Woods Quarterly, Live Music, Log Across the Washer, McMenamins, Mississippi Studios, Point Juncture WA, Pony Village, Portland Music, Slow Trucks, Sun Angle, Support Force, The Woods. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 23, 2011 at 11:11 am, filed under
There’s nothing more enjoyable than a sold out show in this wonderful city, the camaraderie that comes along with a show in such an intimate venue like the Mission Theater is hard to beat. As the venue began to fill in and the fog ascended from the stage, Guards hit the stage to warm up the crowd with some reverb infused tunes with lo-fi guitar sounds that take you back to another time.
Sonny John Moore(aka Skrillex) was put on earth with one purpose…to throw a PARTY! And thats exactly what he did at the Roseland Theatre the night of 10/27. Armed with his personalized ‘Super Metroid’ like 3D projection and quiver of raw dubstep beats, Skrillex not only threw a party, he just plain threw down!
This entry was written by Live and tagged 10/27/2011, Daniel Durham, Dubstep, ELEVEN PDX, Gabriel Granach, Live Music, Portland Music, Roseland Theater, Skrillex. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 17, 2011 at 7:42 am, filed under
1. Mark Sultan w/ The Shivas, Still Caves, & Thee Headliners
Where: East End
How Much: $12
When: Wednesday, November 16 – 9pm
Why: Arguably the hardest working one-man-band these days is Mr. Mark Sultan (aka BBQ, from King Khan & BBQ Show). Constantly touring all over the world, he has recently released not one, not two, but three albums! Sultan croons, plays guitar, provides percussion, and will knock your socks off!
2. Apes Tapes Label Showcase!
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, November 17 – 8:30pm
Why: Local cassette label Apes Tapes celebrates their one year birthday with a plethora of talented acts including: Onuinu, Adventures With Might, Vanimal (special reunion performance!), XDS, Pegasus Dream, and Palmas DJs. Of course it wouldn’t be a party without a few surprise guests!
3. Crooked Fingers
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $15
When: Saturday, November 19 – 8:30pm
Why: Archers of Loaf frontman, Eric Bachmann, stops in town to give us a taste of what his solo act is up to these days. Dubbed as one of his strongest set of songs of Bachmann’s career, it’s where gruff meets beauty—with a dash of Archers for good measure. Get there early and warm up with a hot toddy and the soothing Strand of Oaks.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Adventures With Might, Apes Tapes, Archers of Loaf, BBQ, Crooked Fingers, East End, ELEVEN PDX, Eric Bachmann, Holocene, King Khan, Live Music, Mark Sultan, Mississippi Studios, Onuinu, Pegasus Dream, Portland Music, The Shivas, Thee Headliners, Vanimal, XDS. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm, filed under
Warren Haynes has still got it. Simply put, the middle aged, scraggly gentleman with a heartwarming smile and a mind-bending voice, most efficiently channeled through six delicate strings, knows how to entertain. The full house at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom was spellbound as Warren delivered new jams with classic styling off the tour-supported album and appropriately titled “Man in Motion.”
This entry was written by Live and tagged 10/24/2011, Crystal Ballroom, ELEVEN PDX, Live Music, Man In Motion, McMenamins, Portland Music, Warren Haynes. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 12, 2011 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Eleven PDX Presents: The 11/11/11 Party!
Where: The Firkin Tavern
How Much: FREE!
When: Friday, November 11th — 8pm
Why: A real Firkin Keg! Live music! DJs! Free food (while supplies last)! Come join us at a new SE pub and help celebrate this once in a lifetime event with the ELEVEN PDX staff, friends, and family. Performances by Animal Eyes and The We Shared Milk–plus rad prizes! Did I mention this party is FREE?! See you there!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Animal Eyes, ELEVEN PDX, Ghostwriter, Live Music, Perfect Look, Portland Music, Terry Malt, The Happening, The We Shared Milk, Wax Idols. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 9, 2011 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Tender Loving Empire Compilation Release Party!
How Much: $8
When: Thursday, November 3 – 8:30pm
Why: Radiation City, Brainstorm, Finn Riggins, E*Rock, Adventures! With Might are the talented musicians featured in the fourth edition of Tender Loving Empire’s annual compilation of local music. Get there early and receive a FREE hand silk-screen copy of the comp!
2. The Reservations w/ Nucular Aminals and Hooded Hags
Where: East End
How Much: $5
When: Friday, November 4 – 9pm
Why: You know him as the dark and crooning baritone frontman of The Reservations and Mattress–Rex Marshall. So why not help this dapper young gentleman age gracefully while rocking out to some of Portland’s finest rock’n’roll? It’s surely to be one heck of an evening.
3. Real Estate w/ Big Troubles
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $12/$14
When: Sunday, November 6 – 9pm
Why: Psych surf-pop group Real Estate visits the West coast in support of their second full-length, Days. Representing Ridgewood, New Jersey (now based in Brooklyn), they bring friends and neighbors, Big Troubles, a fuzzy pop quartet that also hails from the garden state.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Adventures With Might, Big Troubles, Brainstorm, Doug Fir, E * Rock, East End, ELEVEN PDX, Finn Riggins, Holocene, Hooded Hags, Live Music, Nucular Aminals, Portland Music, Radiation City, Real Estate, Tender Loving Empire, The Reservations. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:11 am, filed under