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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1. Banana Stand Media & ELEVEN PDX Present: Grandparents w/ Still Caves & Paper Brain
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, January 24th – 8:30pm
Why: What could be better than two awesome local music-loving entities come together? Not much. Well, maybe this show and these mind-blowingly awesome bands. Come celebrate the release of Grandparents – Live from the Banana Stand! Teamed up with local favs Paper Brain and Still Caves.
2. School of Rock: Best of Portland 2
Where: Crystal Ballroom
How Much: $13/$17 – All Ages
When: Friday, January 25th -8pm
Why: Portland teens play local jams with local heroes! All proceeds go to benefit Music in the Schools and PROWUS Music Scholarships. Music and appearances by: Red Fang, Blind Pilot, Typhoon, Radiation City, Blitzen Trapper, Portugal. The Man, Sons of Huns, Guantanamo Baywatch, Laura Gibson, Wild Ones, and more!
3. The Walkmen w/ Father John Misty
Where: Roseland Theater
How Much: $22/$25 – All Ages
When: Saturday, January 26th – 9pm
Why: At first glance it seems a little pricy when you’re used to shelling out $5-$15 to see bands around town, but big time national touring acts are gonna cost ya. Truly a heck of a deal to get two talented acts–for the price of one! If you haven’t seen the video for Father John Misty’s “Hollywood Forever Cemetery”, you should.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Blind Pilot, Blitzen Trapper, Crystal Ballroom, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Father John Misty, Grandparents, Guantanamo Baywatch, Holocene, Laura Gibson, MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS, Paper Brain, PDX Live Music, Portland live music, Portugal. The Man, PROWUS, Radiation City, Red Fang, Roseland Theater, School of Rock, Sons of Huns, Still Caves, The Walkmen, Typhoon, Wild Ones. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Hovercraft Records Showcase
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, January 10th – 9pm
Why: Bacardi and Hovercraft Records team up for a night of with No Tomorrow Boys, Pataha Hiss, Hey Lover, Guantanamo Baywatch, Courtney and The Crushers, BOOM!, Suicide Notes, and the original line-up Clorox Girls. There will also be a very special reading from Justin Maurer (Clorox Girls) from his new book “Seventeen Television”! Come on out for cheap drinks, tons of new Hovercraft Records merch and some sweet surprises!
2. ELEVEN PRESENTS! BIG ASS BOOMBOX: A Loud Pop Festival
Where: Backspace, Floating World Comics, Kelly’s Olympian, & Someday Lounge
How Much: Free!
When: Friday & Saturday, January 11th-12th
Why: 40 bands, 15 writers, 4 venues, 2 days, 0 dollars! Check out the killer lineup! You’re intrigued, right? You’re totally stoked on this, right? Well you should be! This is the 2nd Annual and it’s still free! Featuring bands you love like: Lee Corey Oswald, Your Rival, Animal Eyes, Glassbones, Pheasant, Tiger House, Fanno Creek, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Pigeons, Charts, A Happy Death, Beyond Veronica, and Teenspot.
3. Geographer w/ On An On
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $10/$12
When: Saturday, January 12th – 9pm
Why: San Francisco threesome, Geographer, is known for their use of analog and electro-acoustic layers to create their signature soundscapes of “soulful music from outer space”. If you’ve been to one of their shows, then you know Michael Deni is know to sample and loop his vocals using his beloved Akai midi controller. The result is nothing short of a symphony of synth-pop wonderment you’ll simultaneously bob you head and slow dance to. Also, show up early to catch breakout Chicago/Minneapolis trio On And On. If synth-heavy indie-grooves are your thing, you’ll fall in love.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged A Happy Death, A Loud Pop Festival, Animal Eyes, Backspace, Beyond Veronica, BIG ASS BOOMBOX, Boom!, Charts, Clorox Girls, Courtney and The Crushers, Doug Fir, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, ELEVEN Presents, Fanno Creek, Floating World Comics, Geographer, Glassbones, Guantanamo Baywatch, Hey Lover, Hovercraft Records, Kelly's Olympian, Lee Corey Oswald, On An On, PDX Live Music, Pheasant, Pigeons, Portland live music, Someday Lounge, Suicide Notes, Teenspot, Tiger House, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Your Rival. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on January 9, 2013 at 11:11 am, 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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This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Allah-Las, Boom!, Cloud Nothings, East End, ELEVEN PDX, Guantanamo Baywatch, Hausu, Holocene, Live Music, Mean Jeans, Mississippi Studios, Mr. Dream, NOBUNNY, Portland Music, The Growlers, The Reservations. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 29, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
Smmr Bmmr 2011 ; a review by Wendy Worzalla, photos by Brenda Ubhoff
Bubblegum pop tunes from Cowabunga Babez and Peach Kelli Pop made the perfect soundtrack to the breezy, carefree summer night. By the time Apache, Therapists and Blood Beach rocked our collective socks, the crowd was drunk on Viso, Sizzle Pie and PBR.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Apache, Blood Beach, Cecilia Und Die Sauerkrauts, Cowabunga Babez, ELEVEN PDX, Ghost Mom, Guantanamo Baywatch, King Tuff, Mean Jeans, Mikal Cronin, Nadia Buyse, PBR, Peach Kelli Pop, Personal & The Pizzas, Plan B, Shannon and The Clams, Sizzle Pie, SMMR BMMR, The Audacity, The Moonhearts, Therapists. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm, filed under
1. PDX Bridge Festival Closing Party
Where: Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s Room
How Much: $10 – All Ages
When: Sunday, August 7th – 6pm
Why: For a measly $10 you get a near baker’s dozen of some of Portland’s finest indie bands. Featuring: Copy, Symmetry/Symmetry, Tango Alpha Tango, The Dimes, Dropa, Mnemonic Sounds, Violet Isle, and Water & Bodies just to name a few. Both venues are all ages, so grab a bunch of friends or a few random strangers and treat yourselves to an evening of great local music.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Audacity, Blood Beach, Cecilia Und Die Sauerkrauts, Christmas Island, Copy, Crystal Ballroom, Dropa, ELEVEN PDX, Ghost Mom, Guantanamo Baywatch, King Tuff, Live Music, McMenamins, Mean Jeans, Mississippi Studios, Mnemonic Sounds, Nucular Aminals, PDX Bridge Festival, Peach Kelli Pop, Personal & The Pizzas, Plan B, Portland Music, Psychic Feline, Sara Jackson-Holman, Serious Business, Shannon & The Clams, Showdeer Presents, SMMR BMMR, Symmetry/Symmetry, Tango Alpha Tango, The Dimes, The Horde and The Harem, The Moonhearts, TRMR, Violet Isle, Wanderlust Circus, Water & Bodies, Youthbitch. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm, filed under
1. Into The Woods Quarterly
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, July 14th – 8:30pm
Why: Portland’s favorite music media documentary crew brings us The Quarterly featuring Feelings (formerly Guidance Counselor), The Reservations, Pigeons, Radiation City, and new videos by Comedy is OK. It’s a sneak peak at what’s been buzzing in our ears and what’s to come. Don’t miss out!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged American Red Cross, Comedy Is OK, DJ Drew Groove, Doug Fir, ELEVEN PDX, Ella St Social Club, Feelings, Guantanamo Baywatch, Holocene, Into The Woods, Langhorne Slim, Pigeons, Portland Music, Radiation City, Surf Weasels, The Reservations, Tiki Kon, Wavesauce, Weinland. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 13, 2011 at 2:07 pm, filed under
1. Mean Jeans Mini Tour Kick Off! w/ Terraform & Blood Beach
Where: Tonic Lounge
How Much: $5 (+21)
When: Friday, June 24 – 9:30pm
Why: In the past several months Tonic Lounge has been playing host to countless good shows and this one is going to rock your socks off. It’s always a good time with the too cool for school punks, the Mean Jeans. Come see why they have been called Portland’s best party band, and be sure to bring some extra dollars for some merch!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Blood Beach, Deelay Ceelay, Doug Fir, Easter Teeth, Ella St Social Club, Guantanamo Baywatch, Hooded Hags, Hunx and His Punx, Iretsu, Live, Nucular Aminals, Portland Music, Risk/Reward Festival, Shannon and The Clams, Terraform, The Know, The Mean Jeans, The Shivas, Tonic Lounge. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm, filed under