Swedish songsmith Jens Lekman tours his first album in a half-decade — the eclectic and sensual “Life Will See You Now” — to Portland’s Revolutionary Hall this Friday.
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
2. Jackpot Records 8th Annual Film and Music Festival
Where: McMenamin’s Bagdad Theater
How Much: FREE
When: Monday, September 26 – Friday, September 30– 8pm
Why: What could be better than a FREE, ALL AGES music & film festival? Check out the full show schedule HERE.
3. Toro Y Moi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bass Drum of Death
How Much: $15
When: Friday, September 30 – 9pm
Why: Toro y Moi (Chaz Bundick) is a pioneer of ‘chillwave’ music; just enough funk n’ synth to satisfy your dancing needs. His new Freaking Out EP has been getting lots of hype from our friends at Pitchfork, Spin, and such. Joining this undoubtedly ecstatic evening at Branx will be tourmates Unknown Mortal Orchestra (PDX) and grunge-laden Bass Drum of Death (Somewhere, MS)