Sold out weeks in advance, there was restlessness in the air at the Crystal Ballroom on Thursday night as the crowd waited for headliner Local Natives to take the stage. So many fans have been waiting to get a piece of Local Natives but it’s been a while. The five-piece indie rock outfit is known for their satiable live performances but haven’t been through Portland in nearly three years. Their debut release, Gorilla Manor, was received with praise but the band remained under the radar to the average fan.
Queue Hummingbird. Nearly three years after the release of Gorilla Manor, Hummingbird was perhaps one of the most anticipated albums of the 2012. Whether or not the album delivered and fulfilled the hype, Local Natives took the stage to one of the most uproarious crowds seen at the Crystal Ballroom in recent memory.
This entry was written by ELEVEN, Live and tagged 2013, Crystal Ballroom, Eleven, ELEVENPDX, Gabriel Granach, hummingbird, Indie, Live, live performances, Local Natives, McMenamins, PDX EVENTS, PDX Live Music, PDX Music, Portland, rock, Show. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 26, 2013 at 10:07 pm, filed under
Coming off of recent shows at Coachella, James Blake headed up to Portland Wednesday night for a sold out show at the Wonder Ballroom. The 24 year old Londoner had a minimalistic stage set up: a few white circle backdrops with a pseudo candle like flame/light brightly lit in front of them. Blake was joined by a live guitarist and drummer that rounded out his sound. It was a pleasure to listen to James sing acapella at times and to be soothed by his mature voice. The new album is definitely more attuned to vocals and sends the listener on a nice trip through the songs. The young kids were all nestled together for slow grinding action to the electronic, soul, dubstep jam session.
This entry was written by Live and tagged 2013, acapella, April's Overgrown, Coachella, Dubstep, Electronic, Eleven, Eleven Magazine, ELEVEN MAGAZINE PDX, ELEVEN PDX, Eleven PDX Magazine, ELEVENPDX, Gabriel Granach, guitarist, James Blake, Kelly Kovl, Live, London, music, PDX EVENTS, PDX Live Music, PDX Music, Portland, Show, Wonder Ballroom. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm, filed under
Youth Lagoon produces a sound that reflects a generation displaced — a sonic experience spliced with many musical influences that culminates in a melting pot of melancholy and joy that so adequately encapsulates the disposition of youth today. Twenty year old Trevor powers, the bedroom virtuoso behind the moniker took the stage with a bashful wave to the crowd, took his place behind his blanket covered keyboard station and let the music transport a sold out wonder ballroom into a place of dance and reflective trance.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Boise Music, ELEVEN PDX, Gabriel Granach, Live Music, Portland Music, The Year of Hibernation, Trevor Powers, Wonder Ballroom, Youth Lagoon. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 29, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
The month of May marks the first occasion of the Northwest’s festival calendar to the tune of 70+ artists at Sasquatch Music Festival. Around March it becomes hot topic in any circle. “Are you going to Sasquatch?” is common conversation starter and space filler amongst many and as the anxiety and hype slowly build, the event draws nearer.
This entry was written by ELEVEN, Live and tagged Alabama Shakes, Beck, Bon Iver, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Dewey Cox, Explosions in the Sky, Feist, Gabriel Granach, Justin Vernon, Live Music, Merril Garbus, Music Festival, Sasquatch 2012, SASQUATCH!, Summer Circuit, Tenacious D, The Gorge, tUnE-YaRdS, Who Kill. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on June 11, 2012 at 7:11 am, filed under
In a city so vibrantly alight with music culture there is an overwhelming sentimental sense of the universal collective. A unique community, Portlanders stand by Portlanders, and this act was thoroughly demonstrated at Rotture on Thursday January 19 in performances by Lovers, Brittle Bones, and Anaturale as a benefit for Natalie Hunt.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Bex Silver, Boxer, Eleven, Eleven Magazine, ELEVEN PDX, ELEVENPDX, Gabriel Granach, Lovers, PDX Music, Portland, Portland Music, Rotture. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on January 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm, filed under
Describing a Dan Deacon show in 200 words or less is like trying to cram a brontosaurus into a Mini Cooper. There are literally too many words to describe the unabashed passion, joy, and positive energy that is created by the master showman that is Dan. I have experienced Dan’s electrifying harmonious cacophony many times in many locations (most of which were basement clubs and hole in the wall dives that reeked of quirk and PBR) but Saturday night he served up my favorite flavor of electro-dance-freak-pop to the Portland masses at Branx.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Bex Silver, Branx, Dan Deacon, ELEVEN PDX, Gabriel Granach, Live Music, Portland Music, Purple & Green, Wham City. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on December 8, 2011 at 11:11 am, filed under
Sonny John Moore(aka Skrillex) was put on earth with one purpose…to throw a PARTY! And thats exactly what he did at the Roseland Theatre the night of 10/27. Armed with his personalized ‘Super Metroid’ like 3D projection and quiver of raw dubstep beats, Skrillex not only threw a party, he just plain threw down!
This entry was written by Live and tagged 10/27/2011, Daniel Durham, Dubstep, ELEVEN PDX, Gabriel Granach, Live Music, Portland Music, Roseland Theater, Skrillex. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 17, 2011 at 7:42 am, filed under
As Washed Out bobbed the crowd gaily and with sense, the unease could be satisfied by one means alone: Cut//Copy. Wrong me not, Washed Out was our climactic buildup to a dancing fervor; It’s that Cut//Copy was more.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Cut Copy, ELEVEN PDX, Gabriel Granach, Holocene, Live Music, Portland Music, Ryan Dornfeld, Washed Out, Wonder Ballroom. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 13, 2011 at 11:11 am, filed under
How does one describe a band like Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS)? Bad Fucking Ass is the least eloquent, but most appropriate term of endearment that I have for these Brazilian bombshells. Lovefoxx and friends brought their electro-rock dance party to the Wonder Ballroom last Sunday for a legion of fans that were more than happy to welcome the gals back to Portland.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Bex Silver, Cansei de Ser Sexy, CSS, ELEVEN PDX, Gabriel Granach, La Liberacion, Live Music, Lovefoxxx, Men, Portland Music, ROC DJ, Wonder Ballroom. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm, filed under