Jose Mendeles might be the coolest guy in Portland. His knowledge of all things drum translates directly through all of his appendages. It only makes sense, as he surrounds himself with beautiful vintage kits and toys at his NE Prescott shop Revival Drums. Alongside David Coniglio, the duo known as 1939 Ensemble got an otherwise typical Wednesday night warmed up in funky, polyrhythmic fashion. Then came Denver, Colorado trio Wovenhand.
This entry was written by Live and tagged 1939 Ensemble, David Eugene Edwards, Doug Fir Lounge, ELEVEN PDX, Live Music, Portland Music, Rachael Haigh, Ryan Dornfeld, Wovenhand. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:11 pm, filed under
Our pals at Marmoset are hosting an all-day, all-night romp at Rontomsin Portland on Sunday, September 9th – the final day of MusicFest NW, 2pm until midnight. 14 bands, 4 DJs and beer that flows like a river.
Marmoset’s party is 100% free and no festival wristband is required. They’ll be serving up cold, refreshing beer all day for a buck, plus cheap food and other specials throughout the day. Sizzle Pie will also be on site, offering specials on slices.
There’s two outdoor stages featuring a different band or artist every 30 minutes:
Pure Bathing Culture // 10:00pm
Kelli Schaefer // 9:00pm
Pearly Gate Music // 8:00pm
Purse Candy // 7:00pm
Sean Flinn & The Royal We // 6:30pm
1939 Ensemble // 6:00pm
1776 // 5:30pm
Kris Orlowski // 5:00pm
Lost Lander // 4:30pm
Wesley Jensen & The Penny Arcade // 4:00pm
Houndstooth // 3:30pm
Pegasus Dream // 3:00pm
The Dimes // 2:30pm
Great Wilderness // 2:00pm
Friends, family, and sponsors for the party include Portland’s Eleven Magazine, Stumptown Coffee, Beacon Sound, Upright Brewing (beer for artists), Burnside Brewing (beer for guests) and Ninkasi Brewing (beer for guests), and Tyler and Nicole at Factory North for making a killer poster. Boom!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 1776, 1939 Ensemble, Beacon Sound, Boy Eats Drum Machine, Burnside Brewing, DJ vs Nature, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Factory North, Great Wilderness, Hott Summer Nights, Houndstooth, Kelli Schaefer, Kris Orlowski, Live Music, Lost Lander, Marmoset Music, MFNW 2012, Ninkasi Brewing, PDX Music, Pearly Gate Music, Pegasus Dream, Pure Bathing Culture, Purse Candy, Sean Flinn & The Royal We, Stumptown Coffee, The Dimes, Upright Brewing, Wesley Jensen & The Penny Arcade. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm, filed under
1. Scout Niblett w/ 1939 Ensemble & Genders
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $10/$12
When: Thursday, August 2nd – 9pm
Why: This English born songstress harbors inspiration from grunge bands like Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, and Nirvana–particularly the guitar stylings of Kurt Cobain. Known for her intimate live shows, the songs are simply structured around her vocals, guitar, and/or percussion (which she often plays herself). Featured on Into The Woods’ Far From Home series, Scout Niblett performs “Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death”. Check it out.
2. SMMR BMMR
Where: Plan B
How Much: $13/day or $22 wristband (limited availability)
When: Friday & Saturday, August 3rd – 4th
Why: Celebrating its 5th year, SMMR BMMR brings rock’n'roll lovers over 25 rad bands in two days! Featuring bands you love: Kepi Ghoulie & The Mean Jeans, Shannon and the Clams, Guantanamo Baywatch, Therapists, Personal & The Pizzas, Youthbitch, The Memories, Boom!, and White Wires. Plus bands you’re gonna love: Gap Dream, Terry Malts, Big Eyes, The Yolks, King Lollipop, Wrong Words, Primitive Hearts, The Biz, and Teenage Burritos.
3. Pickathon 2012
Where: Pendarvis Farm, OR
How Much: Ticket/camping info here.
When: Friday – Sunday, August 3rd – 5th
Why: Or if you’re feeling a slightly more relaxed atmosphere, head out to Pendarvis Farm for a weekend of camping and a plethora of bands to chose from: Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Heartless Bastards, Blitzen Trapper, The War On Drugs, Thee Oh Sees, White Denim, The Cave Singers, Typhoon, Sonny & The Sunsets, Langhorne Slim, Laura Gibson, Southeast Engine, Y La Bamba, and THEESatistfaction — just to name a few.
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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
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
1. Green Noise Records Night!
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Wednesday, January 25th—8pm
Why: In case you kids didn’t know, the last Wednesday of every month DJ Ken Dirtnap takes over and features killer bands. This month includes Hornet Leg (members of Psychic Feline, Nucular Aminals, and Hooded Hags), Hey Lover, and Dad & Dad. Music ends by 11—no joke!
2. Seapony w/ Ghost Animal
How Much: $7
When: Thursday, January 26th—8:30pm
Why: One of the best things about Seapony’s twee pop sound is how well it translates live—sugary goodness that leaves you with a smile plastered on your face. You’re gonna want to get your butts there early to catch Ghost Animal playing their first show since July!
3. Into The Woods 2nd Anniversary!
Where: Mississippi Studios
When: Friday, January 27th—9pm
Why: It’s time to celebrate the 2nd year of Portland media powerhouse Into The Woods. These talented and dedicated dudes capture intimate performances of emerging Portland acts. Come help celebrate with Nightmoves, Grandparents, and 1939 Ensemble—with special guests and new video premieres to boot!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 1939 Ensemble, DJ Ken Dirtnap, Eleven Magazine, ELEVEN PDX, Ghost Animal, Grandparents, Green Noise Records, Holocene, Hornet Leg, Mississippi Studios, Nightmoves, PDX Music, Portland Music, Seapony, What's Going On. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on January 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm, filed under
1. Battles / 1939 Ensemble
-Where: Doug Fir
-How Much: $15 (21+)
-When: Tonight! May 4th
-Why: Experimental/math rock supergroup based in New York City. Expect to see drummer John Stanier (formerly of Helmet) jump out of his seat! Stanier believes the ride cymbal is generally overused, so he has his set up high to make more of an effort to play it. Expect to hear these rock visionaries play much of their upcoming release, Glass Drop, due out next month.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 1939 Ensemble, And And And, Battles, Blood Beach, Brainstorm, Crystal Ballroom, Doug Fir, Holocene, KPSU, M. Ward, Mississippi Studios, No Joy, Reed College, Renn Fayre, Vivian Girls, Wild Ones. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on May 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm, filed under