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What’s Going On: 10/30 – 11/06

1. Mississippi Studios 10th Anniversary
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: Free
When: Wednesday, October 30th – 6pm
Why: As Mississippi Studio enters double-digits, come celebrate with a free present just for you! Tonight only, the venue will be giving out free batches of limited edition, signed, and numbered CDs with a special logo printed on them. There will also be music of course: Laura Gibson, Kyle Morton, Adam Shearer, Sneakin Out, Matt Sheehy, Ryan Sollee, and Ed Haynes. Plus a second show with The Defibulators and Lew Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters. See you there!

2. White Lung w/ Antwon
Where: Bunk Bar
How Much: $10/$12
When: Saturday, November 2nd – 9pm
Why: White Lung serves up some of the most energetic post-punk you’ll find on the west coast. Their sound is melodic and catchy, yet vicious and aggressive. Hailing from Vancouver, BC, this quartet plays hard, plays fast, and doesn’t disappoint.

3. Mazzy Star w/ The Entrance Band & Mariee Sioux
Where: Crystal Ballroom
How Much: $30/$33
When: Sunday, November 3nd – 9pm
Why: After Mazzy Star’s 1996 release, it was believed the band had gone on hiatus when in fact the group has been writing and recording all along.  As part of the Crystal Ballroom’s “100 Nights”, Mazzy Star will be performing plenty of new songs for your eager ears.

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What’s Going On: 01/23 – 01/30


1. Banana Stand Media & ELEVEN PDX Present: Grandparents w/ Still Caves & Paper Brain
Where: Holocene
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.

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What’s Going On: 11/21 – 11/28

1. Typhoon w/ Laura Gibson & Lost Lander
Where: Crystal Ballroom
How Much: $15/$17
When: Friday, November 23rd – 9pm
Why:  After you shop til you drop, watch football all day, and eat some leftovers grab a nap and head over to Crystal Ballroom for an evening of local entertainment with Kyle Morton and Typhoon, the lovely and talented Laura Gibson, and one of the best emerging bands of 2012, Lost Lander. Even if your team didn’t win, at least your ears won’t be disappointed!

2. The We Shared Milk w/ Fanno Creek, Tiger House & Talkative 
Where: Kelly’s Olympian
How Much: Free
When: Saturday, November 24th – 9pm
Why: Talk a break from all the hustle and bustle and get down to Kelly’s Olympian for this epic night of free-ness. You know these bands, you love these bands, and after keeping a tight budget for all the holiday festivities this one is free! Put on your dancing shoes because The We Shared Milk, Fanno Creek, Tiger House, and Talkative are gonna make you move.

3. Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins
Where: The Know
How Much: $10/$12
When: Sunday, November 25th – 8pm
Why: Yes, that Jonathan Richman! If you need a quick refresher, Richman founded the proto-punk band The Modern Lovers back in the 70s 1970. Since then he’s been doing the solo thing, but his work with the first incarnation of The Modern Lovers was a major influence on punk rock. Get there early if you want to get in, advance tickets are sold out.

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What’s Going On: 08/01 – 08/08

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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What’s Going On: 4/27 – 5/4

1. STRFKR

-When/Where: 4.28 Holocene | 4.29 Doug Fir | 4.30 Mississippi Studios
-How Much: $5
-Why:  20+ sold out shows during their current spring tour; it’s pretty amazing that we can welcome these boys home with 3 more sold out shows!  Reptilians, the band’s first full-length release with Polyvinyl Records, features songs focused on dying and mortality.  But with a life-affirming and positive sound, you’ll surely be dancing and bobbing your head to explosive drum beats and layered synth melodies.

Holocene will have 100 tickets available at 9:30pm on the day of the show.

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