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.
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1. Cigarette Bums, PinkSlime & Piss Test
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Wednesday, June 27th – 8pm
Why: Last Wednesdays at The Know! Green Noise Records Night showcases the latest and greatest in punk and garage rock. This month Cigarette Bums (LA) will be playing lo-fi psych punk-pop tunes off their recent release, Holy Smokes!. Buzz builders PinkSlime recently added some sass and tightened up their act with Kaitie Hereford joining in on bass. Still wet behind the ears, PDX trio Piss Test kicks off the night.
2. Bass Drum of Death, DZ Deathrays, & Ghost Animal
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $10
When: Saturday, June 30th – 9pm
Why: The last time this Oxford, Miss. duo was in town they played a killer show with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Toro Y Moi (you’re already kicking yourself in the ass, right?), and after a couple tours of Europe and Australian they’re back with their chaotically tight brand of blown-out garage rock. Tourmates, DZ Deathrays punk rock will have you thrashing all over. Get there early for fuzzy and surfy dream-pop jams from Ghost Animal.
3. Erothyme, Halo Refuser, Guda, & Melting Pot Soundsystem
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $5
When: Sunday, July 1st – 8pm
Why: Live N Love Productions, the Doug Fir, and Bacardi presents the “Back To Basics” series – Electro edition. Currently based in Seattle, Erothyme will have you grooving to his trippy electro dance music that might just blow your mind. Portland’s Halo Refuser (Asher Fulero) mixes huge basslines with futuristic outer-spacey beats that might just blow your mind. Start your July off right with a night of rising NW talent and drink specials.
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