What’s Going On: 04/10 – 04/17

1. Bender 2013!
Where: Star Theater
How Much: $12-$30
When: Friday-Sunday, April 12-14th
Why: Bender Bender Bender! Three Days to Live! This year’s bender is at a bigger and badder location to accommodate all the rock and rollers. Get your wristbands for a special VIP wristband only party on Sunday. A little bit of food, a little bit of drink, and a whole lot of surprises.

2. The Shivas w/ Hooded Hags & Mister Tang
Where: Bunk Bar
How Much: $5
When: Saturday, April 13th – 9pm
Why: In between the hustle and bustle of playing shows at SXSW and Austin Psych Fest, The Shivas found some time to squeeze out album release party! With Hooded Hags and Mister Tang warming up your ears, this will be a good night indeed.

3. Savages w/ No Bra
Where: Bunk Bar
How Much: $10/$12
When: Monday, April 15th – 9pm
Why: A primal post-punk act from London, Savages first show was an impromptu performance supporting British Sea Power last year. The quartet evoke a Birthday Party-era Nick Cave and their thrashing live shows are the talk of the town. Dig it.

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What’s Going On: 04/03 – 04/10

1. The We Shared Milk w/ Aan & Yours
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $7
When: Thursday, April 4th – 9pm
Why: Celebrating the release of their second album, Lame SunsetThe We Shared Milk invite you to an evening of awesome with Aan and Yours. Check out this new track: Gross Deathbeds. If you’re itching for a double dose of the Portland psych-pop trio, hit up Music Millennium for an in-store performance starting at 6pm.

2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra w/ Wampire
Where: Aladdin Theater
How Much: $15/$17
When: Friday, April 5th – 9pm
Why: Don’t let this show slip through your fingers: Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Polyvinyl Records’ latest acquisition, Wampire! UMO relentlessly toured the world in support of their first album, and they’re back for a second serving of madness with the release of their follow-up: II. Get your tickets.

3. Spiritualized w/ TBA
Where: Wonder Ballroom
How Much: $18/$20
When: Tuesday, April 9th – 9pm
Why: In case you missed it last year (and boy did you miss it!), J. Spaceman will again grace Portland with his presence. Sure it’s on a Tuesday, but what else do you have going on? Get your tickets now because this show will sell out. Bring your friends–it will be a psychedelic religious experience! The Spaceman cometh!

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What’s Going On: 05/16 – 05/23

1. Ramona Falls w/ Incredible Yacht Control
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $12/$14
When: Friday, May 18th – 9pm
Why: Spend the evening celebrating the second full-length release from Brent Knopf (formerly of Menomena). Blossoming in the midst of a delayed Menomena album, the side project turned full-time gig has given Knopf the time and space to expand his ever-growing talents as a musician–which is quite apparent in Ramona Falls’ latest effort, Prophet.

2. Strangled Darlings w/ Ezza Rose
Where: Secret Society Ballroom
How Much: $8/$12
When: Saturday, May 19th – 9pm
Why: Multi-instrumentalists George Veech and Jessica Anderly make up neo-folk duo Strangled Darlings. With an album recently released (Red Yellow & Blue on Mudfarm Records), you can be sure to hear new jazzy folk-pop tunes that will at the very least make your head bop and your feet tap to the beat.

3. Rontoms Sunday Sessions: The We Shared Milk & Log Across the Washer w/ Plum Sutra
Where: Rontoms
How Much: Free
When: Sunday, May 20th – 9pm
Why: Rontoms is at it again bringing the latest and greatest in local and touring performers. This week’s tasty treat is the 7″ split record release between The We Shared Milk and Log Across the Washer–13:33 minutes nearly split right down the middle. The first 6:54, “Annual”, is a quieter side of TWSM that flows gracefully into LATW’s beautifully layered “De Grasse/What in the World”. As always, the show is free so no excuses–be there!

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What’s Going On: 04/25 – 05/02

1. Finn Riggins (album release) w/ And And And & Grandparents
How Much: $8
Where: Holocene
When: Thursday, April 26th – 8:30pm
Why: With a recent record store day release from Tender Loving Empire (delicious 10” red vinyl) Boise, Idaho’s energetic indie rock trio will continue their celebration this Thursday. Support from two of Portland’s finest: last year’s WW Best New Band (in case you forgot) and a future contender for the title, Grandparents.

2. House of Light w/ Sundaze & The Dead Beat
How Much: $3-$5
Where: Langano Lounge
When: Friday, April 27th – 9pm
Why: Berlin’s underground rockers, House of Light, are headlining this benefit show for Portland up and comers The Dead Beat, who unfortunately fell victim to theft of their equipment. With special guests Sundaze, come out for some killer rock/shoegaze/noise-pop tunes and help raise some dough to replace the recently stolen gear.

3. Discos Humeantes
Where: Valentine’s
How Much: Free
When: Saturday, April 28th – 9pm
Why: Currently enjoying his second visit to the Rose City this year, Jorge Páez is the man behind the fantastic psych/punk/garage label Discos Humeantes out of Oviedo, Asturias Spain. Last time around, he had all kinds of gems from Brazil to Puerto Rico, and Madrid to New York. Come check it out!

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