On Sunday, August 26, ELEVEN PDX, KPSU, PSPS and Google+ are teaming up for the KPSU KRUISE 2012. It will be a memorable night on the Portland Spirit (boat) featuring two of Portland’s finest budding bands, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Radiation City.
Space is limited, so tell your friends book their spot now (especially if you want to be cool like these guys):
Proceeds benefit KPSU, the student ran radio station at Portland State University, fundraising for an LPFM license.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 11UP, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Fundraiser, Google+, I'm on a boat, KPSU, KPSU KRUISE, Live Music, Portland Music, Portland Spirit, Portland State University, PSPS, PSU, Radiation City, Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
Dichotomic x (Reciprocal / Inverse) x Juxtaposing = The Hood Internet = The synergistic effect of most things music. These big words and formulas describe the elite duo made up of Chicago boys Aaron Brink and Steve Reidell. Friday night STV SLV (Steve) came as a lone wolf to Mississippi Studios bringing the team’s thehoodinternet.com postings of damn good (Band X vs. Band Y vs. Band Z) mash-ups.
This equation quickly resulted in a full fledged dance party, complete with drunk girls falling on stage. I usually don’t throw my head back and sing along at the top of my lungs to timeless hits like Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, but I did. Everyone was winning just by listening to music that we otherwise might not have, and loving it. Don’t be surprised to hear A$AP Rocky versus Purity Ring. Ghostface Killah up against Beirut. Beastie Boys with Matt & Kim, Deadmau5 and Lauryn Hill… (more…)
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Youth Lagoon produces a sound that reflects a generation displaced — a sonic experience spliced with many musical influences that culminates in a melting pot of melancholy and joy that so adequately encapsulates the disposition of youth today. Twenty year old Trevor powers, the bedroom virtuoso behind the moniker took the stage with a bashful wave to the crowd, took his place behind his blanket covered keyboard station and let the music transport a sold out wonder ballroom into a place of dance and reflective trance.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Boise Music, ELEVEN PDX, Gabriel Granach, Live Music, Portland Music, The Year of Hibernation, Trevor Powers, Wonder Ballroom, Youth Lagoon. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 29, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. La Sera w/ Magic Trick & Foxygen
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $8/$10
When: Thursday, July 26th – 9pm
Why: After serving up a second helping of quirky and contagious pop on March’s Sees the Light, Vivian Girls’ bassist, Katy “Kickball Katy” Goodman, is making her mark as a solo artist. When she’s not busy recording albums and touring, Goodman finds time to write a column for Noisey (Vice).
2. Sound + Vision Fest Presents: New Skin for the Old Ceremony
Where: Hollywood Theatre
How Much: $8-$15
When: Thursday, July 26th – Saturday, July 28th
Why: I couldn’t have said it better myself (so I didn’t), straight from the site: “Sound + Vision showcases new or existing collaborations between musicians and filmmakers as a means of exploring how the moving image informs musical performance and vice versa”. I highly suggest checking this out! Preview it here.
3. Still Caves w/ Shiva Trash, Electric Healing Sound & Bath Party
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Friday, July 27th – 8pm
Why: If you’re looking for a straight up rock’n'roll good time, this is where you should be Friday night. Surfy garage punk (Shiva Trash) and stripped down garage rock (Electric Healing Sound) from San Diego. As if that wasn’t enticing enough, locals will be dishing out psychedelic surf rock (Bath Party) and garage psych-punk (Still Caves).
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Alex da Corte, and Tina Tyrell, Bath Party, Brent Green, Brett Milspaw, Christian Holstad, Darin Klein, Davis Hooker, Doug Fir, Electric Healing Sound, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Hardly Art, Hollywood Theatre, John Gnorski, Katie Bernstein, Kelly Sears, La Sera, Laurel Knapp, Leonard Cohen, Lorca Cohen, Lucky Dragons, Magic Trick, Neal Morgan, New Skin for the Old Ceremony, PDX Live Music, Peter Coffin, Portland live music, Robin Pecknold, Shiva Trash, Sound + Vision Fest, Still Caves, Sylvan & Lily Lanken, The Know, Theo angell, Upcoming, Weston Currie. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 25, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
Brooklyn-based quintet, Crystal Stilts, paid Portland a visit Sunday night at Mississippi Studios. You should already be kicking yourself for missing out on the post-punk neo-psych awesome that ensued. With heavy-hitters Blood Beach and Nucular Aminals starting the night off, you can go ahead and kick yourself a few more times.
This entry was written by ELEVEN, Live and tagged Blood Beach, Brad Hargett, Crystal Stilts, ELEVEN PDX, JB Townsend, Kyle Forester, Live, Mike Herman, Mississippi Studios, Nucular Aminals, PDX Live Music, Portland live music, Wendy Worzalla. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 24, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. 13 Months of Sunshine: African Sounds Dance Party
How Much: $8
When: Wednesday, July 18th – 8:30pm
Why: Every month, Holocene proudly presents an eclectic evening featuring emerging African dance music from all over the world. This month they are showcasing the talented Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang. Hailing from Sierra Leone, Ahmed Janka Nabay modernized Bubu music with ancient-inspired frantically-paced electro-dance beats that will not fall deafly on your ears.
2. PDX Pop! Now 2012
Where: Refuge PDX
How Much: Free
When: Friday – Sunday, July 20th – 22nd
Why: It’s time for the annual free all ages weekend of delicious local talent. Put on by the hardworking and amazing volunteers of our fair city, this year is shaping up to be one for the books. Acts you shouldn’t miss: 1939 Ensemble, Aan, AU, Charts, Grandparents, Hausu, Jeffrey Jerusalem, K-Tel ’79, Old Wars, Onuinu, The Parson Redheads, Pure Bathing Culture, Radiation City, Sean Flinn & The Royal We, The Shivas, Son of Huns, White Fang, XDS, and Youthbitch.
Check out the full schedule here.
3. King Tuff w/ Jaill & The Memories
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $10/$12
When: Monday, July 23rd – 9pm
Why: Supporting his fantastic self-titled sophomore effort on Sub Pop, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas) steps up his game with one of the best albums released so far this year. King Tuff’s producer, Bobby Harlow, says it best: “King Tuff should not be inspected or even listened to with critical ears. Cut your ears off. Rock & roll is meant to be blasted into your cells, penetrated, and absorbed. It’s a visceral experience.” Indeed.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 13 Months of Sunshine, 1939 Ensemble, Aan, African Sounds Dance Party, Arohan, AU, Batmen, Battle Hymns And Gardens, Bruxa, Charts, Chrome Wings, Cloudy October, Dana Buoy, DJ Jason Urick, DJ Jeffrey Jerusalem, DJ Peace Pipe, Doug Fir, Edna Vazquez, Eight Bells, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Grandparents, Hausu, Holocene, Houndstooth, Illmaculate, Jaill, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Jeffrey Jerusalem, JonnyX and the Groadies, K-Tel '79, King Tuff, Like A Villian, Litanic Mask, Lord Dying, Monthly Event, Neal Morgan, Old Wars, Onuinu, PDX Pop Now, Portland live music, Pulse Emitter, Pure Bathing Culture, Radiation City, Refuge PDX, Sassparilla, Sean Flinn & The Royal We, Secret Drum Band, Shy Girls, Sierra Leone, Smegma, Sons of Huns, Strategy, The Memories, The Miracles Club, The Parson Redheads, The Shivas, TXE, Vice Device, White Fang, White Hinterland, XDS, Youthbitch. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 18, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
Mischievous Productions and Futro Records presented a night of debauchery Friday the 13th at Backspace. Between acts, a few bands killed the time playing outside on the sidewalk: Dual Mode, Dj Koolaid, Generationz, Scissors To Tape, Plantrae and Adventures! With Might got the party started for headliner (and Dropping Gems artist) Natasha Kmeto. The mix-master let the majority of the crowd dance around her [on stage] after a few “futuristic soul” songs and everyone stayed up there for the duration.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Adventures With Might, Backspace, Dj Koolaid, Dual Mode, Generationz, Mischievous Productions, Natasha Kmeto, Plantrae, Scissors To Tape. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 15, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Pegasus Dream w/ Aan & Charts
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $5
When: Friday, July 13th – 9pm
Why: Continuing with the Back to Basics Series compliments of Doug Fir and Bacardi, this low dough show is jam packed with super quality muscianship and guaranteed good times. Pegasus Dream will be celebrating their EP release, In Absentia, and the first 100 lucky people in the door will receive a copy of said EP. You can’t beat that. Oh wait, you can with Charts and Aan opening up the show.
2. Mississippi Avenue Street Fair
Where: It’s not just a clever name – Miss. between NE Fremont & NE Skidmore
How Much: Free!
When: Saturday, July 14th – 10am – 9pm
Why: With over 275 local vendors & crafts, 32 bands, and 5 stages there’s definitely something for everyone – not to mention the delicious Grandfather’s Rib-Off Competition and the thirst-quenching Craft Beer Garden. Featuring Parson Red Heads, 1939 Ensemble, Animal Eyes, and Fanno Creek there’s no reason not to get your butt down to this free all ages event. For a schedule and more info check out Mississippi Studios’ website.
3. Nucular Aminals Tour Kick Off w/ Palo Verde, Still Caves & Reynosa
Where: Kenton Club
How Much: $3
When: Sunday, July 15th – 9pm
Why: For a mere $3 you get four killer bands – some maybe you have heard of, but all you most definitely need to hear. Nucular Aminals are gearing up to record with Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Stooges, Pixies, Mogwai, Cloud Nothings, etc) and need your support! In lieu of a kickstarter, the band has asked for people to pay $10 or more to download these demos as well as the finished LP once it comes out. Rad.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 1939 Ensemble, Aan, Animal Eyes, Back To Basics Series, Charts, Craft Beer Garden, Doug Fir, ELEVEN PDX, EP Release, Fanno Creek, Grandfather's Rib-Off Competition, K-Records, Kenton Club, Mississippi Avenue Street Fair, Mississippi Studios, Nucular Aminals, Palo Verde, Parson Red Heads, Pegasus Dream, Portland live music, Reynosa, Steve Albini, Still Caves, Tour Kick Off. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 11, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
With over ten years tenure under their belts and a brand new album towing their shifted sense of purpose, everything about The Used’s career has gotten a second wind. Making the decision to hang up their time with a major label and release their latest album on their own imprint, The Used has got back down to the root of it all–making music just the way they like.
Eleven PDX got a chance to chance to sit down with bassist, Jeph Howard, to talk about rolling with the punches, tour life, and what being Vulnerable has meant to him.
This entry was written by ELEVEN, Q+A and tagged ELEVEN PDX, Interview, Jeph Howard, Jepha Howard, Live, music, PDX, Portland, The Used, Used, Vulnerable. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 10, 2012 at 11:22 am, filed under
Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival is one of the biggest touring summer music festivals. It hit Auburn, WA on July 3rd and was up and running by 1PM when gates were opened to attendees. The main stage housed Motörhead, Slayer, and Slipknot every night whileThe Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, and Anthrax were bands that took part in a rotating schedule playing the main stage as well.
As we entered the venue, not long after the gates were opened, we wandered around for a few minutes before stumbling upon a huge crowd. These fans were already locked and loaded to rock, despite it being the middle of the day. Whitechapel soon appeared onstage and launched into a half-hour set of pure energy. It was a pleasant surprise to see so many people energetically participating in mosh pits, crowd surfing, and fist pumping in unison even with it being a Wednesday afternoon. The crowd’s boisterous enthusiasm only continued to grow throughout the day with every band that played. Next up, As I Lay Dying was greeted by eager fans as well as a sudden downpour of rain, neither of which let up. Eventually the rain stopped towards the end of their set, but there was virtually no displacement in the way the crowd rocked out. Next on the bill was Asking Alexandria, followed by thrash metal legends Anthrax.
This entry was written by ELEVEN, Live and tagged 2012, Anthrax, As I Lay Dying, Auburn, Concert, ELEVEN MUSIC, ELEVEN PDX, Energy Drink, Kimberly Lawson, Live, Mayhem, Mayhem Festival, Metal, Motorhead, PDX Music, Portland, Rockstar, Slayer, Slipknot, The Devil Wears Prada, Washington, Whitechapel. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm, filed under