Now in its sixth month, PDX Sound Select—a reoccurring monthly showcase put on by Red Bull and curated by Banana Stand Media—has become well-oiled, well-attended high point in the landscape of Portland’s rotating events. Though large, sponsor-heavy events such as these oftentimes have the heady feeling of oversaturation or inauthenticity, Sound Select has found a happy marriage between branding and using it’s resources to put together memorable showcases. With past lineups touting bands such as Portugal. The Man, Pickwick, and Washed Out, February’s roster featuring locals Modern Kin, Genders and The Helio Sequence fell in highly-acclaimed alignment, a grade-A worthy lineup for the frosty Tuesday evening.
Much to my disappointment a late start to the evening resulted in missing much of Modern Kin’s set, but their last few songs filled the Doug Fir with the warm buzz of grimy, bluesy-tinged thudding bass and staccato drumming. The room was already packed, drinks being sipped, and the pace of the night was set with an engaging, big sounding opener. (more…)
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1. Arrested Development Returns Party!
How Much: $6
When: Wednesday, May 8th – 8:30pm
Why: Holy moly, are you as excited as we are for the return of television’s most underrated series of all time?! Tonight! Banana Stand Media presents: Arrested Development Returns Party! With Tango Alpha Tango, Animal Eyes, The We Shared Milk. Just remember: there’s always music in the banana stand!
2. The Dandelyons w/ The Laurels & Miracle Falls
Where: Kelly’s Olympian
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, May 9th, 2013 – 9pm
Why: Portland’s The Dandelyons team up with Miracle Falls, project from ex – Mercury Rev / Sparklehorse / Longwave member Paul Dillon, for a night with Australia’s The Laurels (fresh from Austin Psych Fest). Expect a night of psychedelic shoegazy indie rock goodness!
3. KPSU Presents: The KPSU Kruise 2!
Where: Portland Spirit
How Much: $10/$15
When: Friday, May 10th – 10:30pm boarding
Why: Presented by KPSU’s 2013 Radio Revival & PSPS–hop aboard the Portland Spirit for a midnight cruise with Onuinu & Grandparents! Proceeds benefit KPSU’s efforts to bring freeform, student-run college radio back to Portland’s FM airwaves. All ages and a full bar for those 21+. Tickets available online or call 503-224-3900
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Animals Eyes, Arrested Development Returns Party, Banana Stand Media, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Grandparents, Holocene, Kelly's Olympian, Kim Baxter, KPSU, KPSU Kruise 2, Miracle Falls, Onuinu, PDX Live Music, Portland live music, Portland Spirit, Tango Alpha Tango, The Dandelyons, The Laurels, The We Shared Milk. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on May 8, 2013 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Tiger House w/ Liquidlight & Here Come Dots
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $6
When: Wednesday, December 19th – 9pm
Why: Tiger House celebrates the release of their “Live From The Banana Stand 2011″ live (duh) album! Don’t be afraid to dance, clap, and sing along. TiHo will have a few copies of the album they might be willing to trade for hugs. Make an effort to get there on time, kids! You don’t want to miss Liquidlight and Here Come Dots warming things up.
2. The Pharmacy w/ Grrrl Friend & Mythological Horses
Where: East End
How Much: $5
When: Friday, December 21st – 9pm
Why: Assuming the world doesn’t end (or at least if it hasn’t ended yet), what better place to be than at East End treating your eyes and ears with the sound vibes of Grrrl Friend & Mythological Horses. Seattle’s punchy psych-pop trio, The Pharmacy, will surely make you forget your impending doom.
3. Hustle & Drone w/ The We Shared Milk & D.S.R.
How Much: Free!
When: Sunday, December 23rd – 9pm
Why: You know how it works by now, but just in case you forgot here’s your friendly reminder: Rontoms has free Sunday Sessions shows with the ripest talent ready for the picking! Coming up this week is Hustle & Drone (who have recently started recording for what is looking like their next full-length), The We Shared Milk, and D.S.R.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Banana Stand Media, D.S.R, Doomsday, Doug Fir, East End, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Grrrl Friend, Here Come Dots, Hustle + Drone, It's the end of the world as we know it, Liquidlight, Live From The Banana Stand 2011, Mythological Horses, PDX Live Music, Portland live music, punchy psych-pop, Rontom's, Sunday Sessions, The Pharmacy, The We Shared Milk, Tiger House. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on December 19, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
It’s that time again. A new month means a new issue of ELEVEN! ‘Hood of the Month: Close-In Division Street. Notables: Crooked Fingers, Boy & Bear, Hornet Leg, The Prids, Dum Dum Girls, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Grouper, MFNW (Review), We Were Promised Jetpacks, Mikal Cronin, Banana Stand Media and oh so much more! Find your free copy today on Portland newsstands.
This entry was written by ELEVEN and tagged Banana Stand Media, Boy & Bear, Cake, Crooked Fingers, Dum Dum Girls, ELEVEN PDX, Grouper, Hornet Leg, Live Music, Liz Gill Neilson, MFNW 2011, Mikal Cronin, Portland Music, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Prids, We Were Promised Jetpacks. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 30, 2011 at 5:30 am, filed under
Grab a Free Download of Eleven favorite tracks—Live from the Banana Stand at http://bit.ly/bstand11mix
In the basement of a garden-variety two-story house in Southeast, magic is happening. Midwestern transplants Louie Herr and Aaron Colter have spent the bulk of the past four years cultivating an idea: capture and bottle up the Portland house show experience, and give it away for free (or donation). They invite bands and friends to their now-secret shows to participate in the gleaning. There might not always be money in this Banana Stand, but the magic and the music is there in a big way.
11: What is the mission of the Banana Stand?
This entry was written by Local Profile and tagged Aaron Colter, Alex Arrowsmith, Banana Stand Media, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, Deer and the Doe, ELEVEN PDX, Explode Into Colors, House Shows, K-Records, Live Music, Louie Herr, PALS Clubhouse, Portland Music, Tango Alpha Tango, Tiger House. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm, filed under