1. Diamond Rings w/ Gold Fields
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $12
When: Wednesday, November 14th – 9pm
Why: Diamond Rings is an extra personal emotional outlet for Toronto based artist and musician John O. When not writing biographies in the third person, he can be found in his room composing lyrically evocative pop songs on a stolen keyboard, borrowed laptop, and second hand guitar. Australian pop outfit, Gold Fields, sets the mood with their ’80s new wave-influenced dance-pop.
2. Beat Connection w/ Magic Fades & ODESZA
How Much: $8/$10
When: Thursday, November 15th – 8:30pm
Why: Seattle’s trop psych pop quartet, Beat Connection had one heck of a 2011: UK tour with Toro Y Moi and Holy Ghost!, added a live drummer, embarked on their first US tour opening for Starfucker, and was named Best New Band of 2011 by Seattle Weekly. 2012 hasn’t been too shabby either: added vocalist/guitarist Tom Eddy and released their debut full-lengh, The Palace Garden. Whew!
3. The Whines w/ Still Caves, The Slidells & Scared Crow
Where: Kenton Club
How Much: Free
When: Saturday, November 17th – 9:30pm
Why: The Whines, who had one of the best local album so of 2010 (Hell To Play), are back playing around town and have some new songs for your listening pleasure. In a world of fuzzed out garage rock vocals hidden by guitars, Karianne Oudman’s cuts through like a knife. Of course you’ll want to get to this free show early to catch openers The Slidells, Scared Crow, and one of my favorites of 2012, Still Caves.
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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.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 1939 Ensemble, Aan, Animal Eyes, Back To Basics Series, Charts, Craft Beer Garden, Doug Fir, ELEVEN PDX, EP Release, Fanno Creek, Grandfather's Rib-Off Competition, K-Records, Kenton Club, Mississippi Avenue Street Fair, Mississippi Studios, Nucular Aminals, Palo Verde, Parson Red Heads, Pegasus Dream, Portland live music, Reynosa, Steve Albini, Still Caves, Tour Kick Off. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 11, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under