Hey Portland! We’re giving away tickets to Am & Shawn Lee @ Mississippi Studios for their June 13th show.
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This entry was written by Uncategorized and tagged AM & Shawn Lee, AM Sounds, Concert, Eleven, Eleven Magazine, ELEVENPDX, Free, Giveaway, Live, Mississippi Studios, music, PDX, Portland, Portland Music, Tickets, Win. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on June 2, 2013 at 12:07 am, filed under
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
A few people were donning their spring best for the Easter Eve show at the Doug Fir Lounge. After all, it was the warmest weekend so far and we were all feeling ready to revel in some sweet soul from the angelic voice of Jamie Lidell. After musingly viewing the openers and wandering the watering holes of Lower East Burnside, a sold-out crowd encroached upon the stage.
What is different about this tour is that it is much more of a DJ set. There was a huge spaceship of a soundboard, with jutting, mirrored angles. There was no band this time. Jamie was solo, face lit by the glow of a laptop, sans spectacles and wearing a splattered trench coat, looking like a time traveler navigating techno with flecks of neon geometrics and lasers that made me wish for 3D glasses as part of the program.
This entry was written by Live and tagged 2013, club music, Doug Fir Lounge, electro funk, Eleven, ELEVEN MAGAZINE PDX, ELEVEN MUSIC, ELEVEN PDX, Eleven PDX Magazine, ELEVENPDX, funk groove, Jamie Lidell, Live, music, PDX, Portland, Show. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 5, 2013 at 12:06 am, filed under
December to Remember has been in full effect since Sunday, and I’ve had the pleasure of checking out the impressive lineup on Wednesday. The show was in the Rose Garden in their “Theater of the Clouds” where they partition off a section of the arena for a more intimate setting. The show started off with the quirky Canadian twin sister duo, Tegan and Sara, who very recently were nominated for a Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video. They played a variety of songs ranging from their newest single “Closer” to “Walking with a Ghost” off of So Jealous. Watching Tegan and Sara in a mini-arena setting with upwards of 6,000 other concert attendees is a little less intimate than one would be used to, but they pulled it off incredibly well.
This entry was written by Live and tagged 12/5/12, December to remember, Electro Dance-rock, electronica, Eleven, Eleven Magazine, ELEVEN MAGAZINE PDX, ELEVEN MUSIC, ELEVEN PDX, ELEVENPDX, Indie-pop, Kimberly Lawson, Live, Live Music, M83, music, Rose Garden, Rose Garden Arena, Rose Quarter, Show Review, Tegan and Sara, The Killers. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on December 6, 2012 at 2:05 am, filed under
On a dark and rainy Halloweekend eve, I headed over to the West side to check out The All American Rejects and Boys Like Girls at the Crystal Ballroom. The band ascended up the stairs from the green room and over to the stage in full fledged costumes and makeup. Red lights flooded the stage giving The All-American Rejects an eerie glow as they started out with “Dirty Little Secret” and continued with a scattered mix of everything from their Self-Titled album from 2002, such as “Swing, Swing” and “My Paper Heart”, which everyone was singing along to, all the way up to their latest release Kids In The Street. Halfway through the set the skeletal Tyson Ritter jokingly reprimanded the crowd for not dressing up for Halloween, and asked if everyone was scared when they came out on stage. Despite the crowd not being dressed in a festive manner they still rocked out and jumped up and down furiously on the ballroom floor. Near the end of the set Tyson asked the crowd to open up the curtains to see our beautiful city, and made his way over to the windows and sang while overlooking the city. The Rejects closed out their set with “Gives You Hell” with the whole crowd singing along perfectly.
Next up Boys Like Girls started up their set with power pop punk filled energy with one of their hit songs “The Great Escape” from their debut Album in 2006 as well as playing “Hero/Heroine” soon after. The crowd went absolutely insane and fans were jumping at the chance to catch one of the many guitar picks Morgan Dorr and Martin Johnson were throwing out like candy. That devotion and dedication is still somewhat surprising because their last full release Love Drunk was three years ago in 2009, especially after going on a short hiatus a year ago. Despite the short break, new songs from their latest EP were sprinkled in the set and really showed the maturation of the band with their latest single “Be Your Everything” which sounds more alt-country rock than pop punk as well as “Life Of The Party” which really garnered a positive response from the crowd.
All in all theshow was a mix of getting to hear songs from bands that some fans have grown up listening to as well as watching these artists progress into their latest releases.
Words and Photos by Kimberly Lawson. More photos on Flickr.
This entry was written by Live and tagged 10/28/12, AAR, BLG, Boys Like Girls, Concert, Crystal Ballroom, Eleven Magazine, ELEVENPDX, Kimberly Lawson, Live, Live Music, Martin Johnson, Morgan Dorr, Nick Wheeler, Paul DiGiovanni, PDX, PDX Music, Photography, Pop, Portland, Portland Music, Punk, Show Review, The All American Rejects, Tyson Ritter. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 31, 2012 at 1:10 am, filed under
There must be something in the air. A handful of months ago, when Circa Survive announced that their forthcoming LP, Violent Waves, would be self released, they set the stage for a lot of changes to be put in place. No longer having a major label to back them created new obstacles in logistics for the band, but with those obstacles also came the freedom to craft an album precisely how they wanted to—and without unseen hands nudging them in any direction but their own.
A stellar example of this intense, new hands-on approach is in the supporting acts that Circa chose to have out with them on this headlining tour. O’brother, Balance and Composure and Touche Amore are all incredibly talented and well-established bands, but have something in common: running just below the radar. All four bands playing in one night touted one of the most impressive full line-ups I’ve seen in years, and each act didn’t fail to impress.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Anthony Green, Balance and Composure, Circa Survive, ELEVEN MAGAZINE PDX, ELEVEN MUSIC, ELEVEN PDX, ELEVENPDX, Jenna Fletcher, Kimberly Lawson, Live, O Brother, O'Brother, Portland, Portland live music, Portland Music, Touche Amore, Violent Waves Tour, Wonder Ballroom. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm, filed under
1. Ringo Deathstarr w/ Sundaze, WL & Industrial Park
How Much: $8
When: Thursday, September 20th – 9pm
Why: The psychy shoegaze Austin three-piece have just leaked Mauve, the follow up to 2011′s Colour Trip, which is due out next week. Check out the openers: shoegazey dream-pop Sundaze, WL, and post-punk rockers Industrial Park – you won’t to miss any part of this super solid line-up.
1a. Onuinu w/ Shy Girls & Magic Fades
How Much: Free
When: Thursday, September 20th – 8:30pm
Why: The highly anticipated debut release, Mirror Gazer, from Portland’s own Onuinu has finally arrived! If you plan on staying on the East side of the river, plan on kicking it at Holocene. Shy Girls and Magic Fades are opening, as well as DJ Bobby Dangerous and DJ Zack. Go get ya some Onuinu!
2. The Raveonettes w/ Melody’s Echo Chamber
Where: Hawthorne Theatre
How Much: $16/$18
When: Friday, September 21st – 8pm
Why: Danish duo, The Raveonettes, are touring in support of their sixth studio album released just last week. Come check out the sweet sounds of Observator and dance the night away to your favorites off Lust Lust Lust and Raven in the Grave. Joining them is French songstress Melody Prochet and her dream-pop project, Melody’s Echo Chamber.
3. The Bugs w/ The Woolen Men, Sad Horse & Needles and Pizza
Where: Tonic Lounge
How Much: $4
When: Sunday, September 23rd – 8:30pm
Why: Four bands for $4! It’s a heck of a deal if you ask me. It’s the debut show of Needles and Pizza, a minimal garage-wave duo featuring ex-members of Cat Fancy and current members of K-Tel ’79. You might want to grab a nap so you can stay up all night and party down with Sad Horse, The Woolen Men, and The Bugs!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged DJ Bobby Dangerous, DJ Zack, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Hawthorne Theatre, Holocene, Live, Magic Fades, Melody's Echo Chamber, Needles and Pizza, Onuinu, Portland live music, Ringo Deathstarr, Sad Horse, Shy Girls, Slabtown, Sundaze, The Bugs, The Raveonettes, The Woolen Men, Tonic Lounge, Upsidedown, WL. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 19, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Wymond Miles w/ 1776 & The Woolen Men
How Much: $10
When: Wednesday, August 15th – 8:30pm
Why: In support of his second solo effort released this year, Wymond Miles (lead guitarist for The Fresh & Onlys) makes a stop in Portland. After losing a close friend and some family members in a short span of time, Miles wears his heart on his sleeve throughout Under the Pale Moon. With vocals full of emotion and guitar work to match, you’re in for quite an intimate evening.
2. Still Caves (Tape Release) w/ PinkSlime & Painted Canyons
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, August 16th – 8pm
Why: After a digital release of their EP, Still Caves is having a proper release for Static Lips with a limited edition of 50 numbered tapes! PinkSlime brings the garage-surf punk tunes (high danceability and catchy as heck) and Painted Canyons (members of Palo Verde) plays instrumental cinematic post-rock awesomeness. As always, get there on time and buy the tape before it’s gone forever!
3. Portland vs. Seattle Pop Battle
How Much: $5
When: Saturday, August 18th – 9pm
Why: An all ages tongue-in-cheek knock-down drag-out power pop battle between our beloved Portland and our neighbors to the north. For a mere $5 you can show your loyalty and support for PDX bands Fanno Creek, Pheasant, Talkative take on The Hoot Hoots, Friends and Family, and The Torn ACLS. Who will come out on top? Only time will tell. (Editor’s note: Portland!)
3a. Supreme Cuts w/ Poliça
Where: Wonder Ballroom
How Much: $13/15
When: Saturday, August 18th – 8pm
Why: Delicate and sculptured, Supreme Cuts are the Chi-town production duo behind fresh new LP Whispers In The Dark. It’s engaging, engulfing and entrancing, all at once — Listen loud in headphones. They will be opening for the genre-bending (think: ElectRo&B / Goth pop) Gayngs spinoff Poliça. Show at 8 — don’t be late!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 1776, Backspace, Chicago Music, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Fanno Creek, Friends and Family, Gayngs, Holocene, Live, Painted Canyons, PDX Live Music, Pheasant, PinkSlime, Poliça, Pop Battle, Portland live music, Portland vs. Seattle Pop Battle, Still Caves, Supreme Cuts, Talkative, Tape Release, The Hoot Hoots, The Know, The Torn ACLs, The Woolen Men, Whispers In The Dark, Wonder Ballroom, Wymond Miles. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 15, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Into The Woods Quarterly
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, August 9th – 8:30pm
Why: Portland’s favorite provocative documentarians are at it again — highlighting a handful of emerging local talented acts and premiering a few videos. This time around with the sounds of Aan, Pure Bathing Culture, WL, and Shy Girls. Along for the ride are DJ Zack and DJ Sister Sister. Brush your hair and throw on your Thursday best — the Into The Woods crew will undoubtedly be filming over the course of the night.
2. XDS w/ Hustle and Drone
How Much: Free
When: Sunday, August 12th – 9pm
Why: Excitement abounds for this week’s Sunday Sessions at Rontoms. Forming in February of this year, electro-pop outfit Hustle and Drone will start the night out right. Check out their self-titled debut album released just last week. Next, the self-described “Casio keyboards making out with acid” known as XDS. Learn it, listen to it, love it. If you didn’t catch them at PDX Pop! Now this year, you definitely won’t want to miss this.
3. The Audacity w/ Big Eyes & The Memories
Where: Club 21
How Much: Free
When: Monday, August 13th – 9pm
Why: Fullterton, CA garage punk-pop rockers The Audacity have been busy playing with King Tuff and Ty Segall, but now they’re back in Portland headlining this super solid Monday line-up. With punk’n'roll Seattle trio Big Eyes, local stoner pop tunes from The Memories (members of White Fang and BOOM!), and Orange County punks Bad Antics. Show up on time or you’ll be hearing about it from all your friends on Tuesday.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Aan, Bad Antics, Big Eyes, Club 21, DJ Sister Sister, DJ Zack, Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Holocene, Hustle and Drone, Into The Woods, Into The Woods Quarterly, Live, PDX Live Music, Portland live music, Pure Bathing Culture, Rontom's, Shy Girls, Sunday Sessions, The Audacity, The Memories, WL, XDS. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 8, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under