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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1. Sleigh Bells w/ Javelin & Elite Gymnastics
Where: Roseland Theater
How Much: $20
When: Saturday, April 7th – 9pm
Why: Serving up refreshing pop music with some bite to it, this Brooklyn duo hit the road earlier this year in support of their sophomore effort, Reign of Terror. The band’s publicist describes the new album as: “The sonic equivalent of a beautiful shotgun to the head.” Known for their energetic live shows, a boombastic drum machine and guitarist Derek Miller (along with a second touring guitarist) pairs ridiculously well with Alexis Krauss’ poppy vocals.
2. Heartless Bastards w/ David Vandervelde & Brian Lopez
Where: Aladdin Theater
How Much: $18
When: Sunday, April 8th – 8pm
Why: By the way of Cincinnati and presently based in Austin, The Heartless Bastards roll into town in support of their eclectic fourth album, Arrow. Leading lady Erika Wennerstrom’s heartfelt voice is pleading a different case this time around: “The Mountain was me going through some things after being in a relationship for nine years. This album is kind of like me being comfortable again.” And boy, did she ever get comfy. With an extra guitarist and the help of a few original members, Arrow marks a new beginning for the band.
3. Oberhofer w/ POND
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $9/$11
When: Monday, April 9th – 9pm
Why: Starting off recording his tunes in the basement of his parent’s house, Brad Oberhofer’s catchy surf-pop songs soon became too big to contain. After charming us with “Away Frm U” and “o0Oo0Oo”, he took a sabbatical before debuting his first proper full-length, Time Capsules II. The sugary, hook-laden tracks were well worth the wait. Joining the Tacoma native are members of Tame Impala’s new vehicle, POND.
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