Have you heard about the Portland Digital eXperience? Their goal is to capture the creative and ass-kicking spirit and drive that fuels the Portland’s start-up scene. If you need something to do during the day before you head out to the music festivities in the evening you should really check this out. With panels covering everything from technology to music to animation and all things interactive. Check out the schedule here.
More information can be found here.
1. KPSU Presents: Onuinu
Where: The Bing Lounge
How Much: Free w/ RSVP
When: Wednesday, August 29th – 7pm
Why: An intimate evening in-studio session with buzzbuilder Onuinu. Free with RSVP (details for RSVPing here) , all ages, and free beer provided by Lagunita’s Brewing Company (for those 21+, obviously). Unfortunately there are only 150 spots, so hop to it! In the likely event that it’s at capacity, grab some friends, drink some beers and stream the show live in the comfort of your own home.
2. Superfest 4!
Where: Crystal Ballroom, Backspace, PSU Park Blocks
How Much: $20/weekend pass
When: Thursday, August 30th – Sunday, September 2nd
Why: Think of the best dance party you’ve ever been to. Got it? Now picture that lasting four days and then maybe you’ll have a little taste of what Superfest 4 will be like. This all-ages DIY music festival and benefit for Music in the Schools is bringing you an electronic dance party with some of the best local talent around. Kicking off Thursday night at Crystal Ballroom with Glass Candy and Chromatics, find tickets and more info here.
3. Ty Segall w/ The Memories
Where: Bunk Bar
How Much: $10/$12
When: Sunday, September 2nd – 9pm
Why: The unstoppable Bay Area wunderkind sneaks in and out of town before MFNW this year, so catch him while you can. It’s been a busy 2012 so far: Hair, the collaborative album with White Fence, Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse, and the upcoming solo release, Twins. Oh yeah, he’s been on tour pretty much the entire time. Grab your tickets, they won’t last.
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From their small club shows years ago and up until their recent major mainstream success, Fun. manages to come to the stage with a renewed energy and fire each and every time. As if hearing their hit single “We Are Young” appearing in all sorts of tv and radio spots isn’t proof enough, Fun. selling out a date at the Arlene Schnitzer Music Hall is a pretty large indicator of the success they’ve found themselves in the midst of.
Though Some Nights, the band’s release from earlier this year, has garnered critical acclaim, it’s hard to get a full scope of their grandeur until you get the chance to hear them performed live. From the musicianship (Andrew Dost’s pitch-perfect trumpet inclusions, saxophone player Emily Moore’s jazzy contributions, or the pair’s dueling piano/keyboard melodies), to frontman Nate Ruess’ unreasonably clear and commanding vocal performances, to the sheer enthusiasm (guitarist Jack Antonoff is known for this bouncy stage antics)… Fun. creates an onstage spectacle that is… well… just downright fun!
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1. The Woolen Men w/ Bugs & Lame Drivers
Where: Record Room
How Much: $3-$5
When: Thursday, August 23rd – 8:30pm
Why: Returning from their West Coast tour in support of their self-titled July release, The Woolen Men are finishing up a couple last dates in Portland and Seattle. With Brooklyn power-pop tourmates Lame Drivers and Portland pop-punk duo The Bugs, you’re not going to want to miss this one. Bring some extra dollars for merch and beers (or wine, Record Room serves both!)
2. Night Beats w/ TBA
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $10
When: Friday, August 24th – 9pm
Why: Blistering garage-psych trio from Seattle, Night Beats are a must-see act. Frontman Lee Blackwell’s blues-laced guitar stylings threaten to trigger a fuzzed-out explosion that will leave your eyes and ears in a psychedelic whirlwind. In 2012, just a few short weeks after releasing their debut EP, the band was picked up by Chicago’s Trouble in Mind Records who later put out their full-length album. I highly adding both to your collection.
3. KPSU Kruise w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Radiation City
Where: Portland Spirit
How Much: $20
When: Sunday, August 26th – 10:30pm boarding time
Why: Two rad bands for an even radder cause – proceeds benefit KPSU, the student-run radio station at Portland State University, toward obtaining a Low Power FM License. Boarding time is 10:30pm sharp with a 11:00pm departure & 1:00am return. Purchase your tickets online or call 503-224-3900. Food and drink available for purchase on the cruise. Be there or be square! This is a unique opportunity to experience some talented acts for a good cause – and it’s on a boat!
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1. Wymond Miles w/ 1776 & The Woolen Men
How Much: $10
When: Wednesday, August 15th – 8:30pm
Why: In support of his second solo effort released this year, Wymond Miles (lead guitarist for The Fresh & Onlys) makes a stop in Portland. After losing a close friend and some family members in a short span of time, Miles wears his heart on his sleeve throughout Under the Pale Moon. With vocals full of emotion and guitar work to match, you’re in for quite an intimate evening.
2. Still Caves (Tape Release) w/ PinkSlime & Painted Canyons
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, August 16th – 8pm
Why: After a digital release of their EP, Still Caves is having a proper release for Static Lips with a limited edition of 50 numbered tapes! PinkSlime brings the garage-surf punk tunes (high danceability and catchy as heck) and Painted Canyons (members of Palo Verde) plays instrumental cinematic post-rock awesomeness. As always, get there on time and buy the tape before it’s gone forever!
3. Portland vs. Seattle Pop Battle
How Much: $5
When: Saturday, August 18th – 9pm
Why: An all ages tongue-in-cheek knock-down drag-out power pop battle between our beloved Portland and our neighbors to the north. For a mere $5 you can show your loyalty and support for PDX bands Fanno Creek, Pheasant, Talkative take on The Hoot Hoots, Friends and Family, and The Torn ACLS. Who will come out on top? Only time will tell. (Editor’s note: Portland!)
3a. Supreme Cuts w/ Poliça
Where: Wonder Ballroom
How Much: $13/15
When: Saturday, August 18th – 8pm
Why: Delicate and sculptured, Supreme Cuts are the Chi-town production duo behind fresh new LP Whispers In The Dark. It’s engaging, engulfing and entrancing, all at once — Listen loud in headphones. They will be opening for the genre-bending (think: ElectRo&B / Goth pop) Gayngs spinoff Poliça. Show at 8 — don’t be late!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 1776, Backspace, Chicago Music, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Fanno Creek, Friends and Family, Gayngs, Holocene, Live, Painted Canyons, PDX Live Music, Pheasant, PinkSlime, Poliça, Pop Battle, Portland live music, Portland vs. Seattle Pop Battle, Still Caves, Supreme Cuts, Talkative, Tape Release, The Hoot Hoots, The Know, The Torn ACLs, The Woolen Men, Whispers In The Dark, Wonder Ballroom, Wymond Miles. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 15, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Into The Woods Quarterly
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, August 9th – 8:30pm
Why: Portland’s favorite provocative documentarians are at it again — highlighting a handful of emerging local talented acts and premiering a few videos. This time around with the sounds of Aan, Pure Bathing Culture, WL, and Shy Girls. Along for the ride are DJ Zack and DJ Sister Sister. Brush your hair and throw on your Thursday best — the Into The Woods crew will undoubtedly be filming over the course of the night.
2. XDS w/ Hustle and Drone
How Much: Free
When: Sunday, August 12th – 9pm
Why: Excitement abounds for this week’s Sunday Sessions at Rontoms. Forming in February of this year, electro-pop outfit Hustle and Drone will start the night out right. Check out their self-titled debut album released just last week. Next, the self-described “Casio keyboards making out with acid” known as XDS. Learn it, listen to it, love it. If you didn’t catch them at PDX Pop! Now this year, you definitely won’t want to miss this.
3. The Audacity w/ Big Eyes & The Memories
Where: Club 21
How Much: Free
When: Monday, August 13th – 9pm
Why: Fullterton, CA garage punk-pop rockers The Audacity have been busy playing with King Tuff and Ty Segall, but now they’re back in Portland headlining this super solid Monday line-up. With punk’n'roll Seattle trio Big Eyes, local stoner pop tunes from The Memories (members of White Fang and BOOM!), and Orange County punks Bad Antics. Show up on time or you’ll be hearing about it from all your friends on Tuesday.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Aan, Bad Antics, Big Eyes, Club 21, DJ Sister Sister, DJ Zack, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Holocene, Hustle and Drone, Into The Woods, Into The Woods Quarterly, Live, PDX Live Music, Portland live music, Pure Bathing Culture, Rontom's, Shy Girls, Sunday Sessions, The Audacity, The Memories, WL, XDS. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 8, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
After eighteen consecutive years of chaotic summer fun, last week, after a trek across the country, the seminal Vans Warped Tour festival landed back in Portland for the final date of it’s 2012 run. With a multi-stage setup featuring more than seventy bands, and over forty vendors varying from clothing (Johnny Cupcakes, JBWW, Glamour Kills) to nonprofits (Keep A Breast, Music Saves Lives, Invisible Children) and record labels (Side One Dummy, Rise, Fueled By Ramen), the day hosted points of interest for all kinds to discover and enjoy.
With a handful of years attending Warped under my belt, watching the way the festival has grown and changed has been a testimony to the forward thinking that the crew behind it possesses. From using sustainable products, to various forms of donations being taken for perks like early entry and band meet and greets, to always displaying a wide array of genres of music, Warped has managed to stay progressive while maintaining it’s “punk rock summer camp” vibe.
This entry was written by Live and tagged 2012, ELEVEN MUSIC, ELEVENPDX, every time I die, Kimberly Lawson, Live Music, Mayday Parade, Pierce The Veil, Polar Bear Club, Portland, Rose Garden, Taking Back Sunday, Title Fight, Transit, Vans Warped Tour, Warped Tour, Yellowcard. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm, filed under
Crazy fun times are abound this Friday near Salem, OR at the Enchanted Forest.
The Great Idea fest is just that; a killer lineup in one of Oregon’s darling little hideaway attractions.
Tix are $22 via presale and available at Ranch Records, Gilgamesh Brewing or online at http://www.greatideafest.com
Down the rabbit hole we go!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Apheliotropic Orchestra, ELEVEN PDX, Enchanted Forest, Hustle and Drone, Porches, Quasi, Salem Music, Strangled Darlings, Symmetry/Symmetry, Tango Alpha Tango, The Builders and the Butchers, Typhoon. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on at 9:43 am, filed under
Get up to date on the music happenings in Portland for the month of August!
MFNW is just around the corner!
Get your copy of ELEVEN PDX today at participating locations, including but not limited to:
Jam on Hawthorne
and oh so many more locations in Downtown, Alberta, Mississippi, Hawthorne, and your neighborhood!
This entry was written by ELEVEN and tagged A-Trak, Apak Studio, Atlas Genius, ELEVEN PDX, Holy Fuck, Lianne La Havas, Live Music, MFNW, No Kind of Rider, Onuinu, Portland Music, Yeasayer. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 6, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
$55 Music Wristbands?! Are you kidding me?? I’d pay more just to see David Byrne alone! At the Heineken CityArts Fest in Seattle, you get that and so much more.
Here’s a piece:
David Byrne & St. Vincent (new, colab album en route)
Two Door Cinema Club
Full lineup and tickets here: http://bit.ly/cityartsfest2012
The $50 Urban Arts adventure will be just that. We we we so excited.
October 17-20 will be the perfect time for a jaunt up the I-5 to visit our friends in Seattle — see you there!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged CityArts, CityArts Fest, CityArts Fest 2012, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Ghostland Observatory, Joshua Radin, Live Music, Seattle Music, Two Door Cinema Club, Urban Arts Adventure. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 3, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under