What’s Going On: 10/2 – 10/09

1. The Babies w/ Alex Bleeker & The Freaks
Where: Bunk Bar
How Much: $10
When: Thursday, October 3rd – 9pm
Why: Brooklyn’s fuzzed-out pop quartet, The Babies (featuring Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls alongside Kevin Morby of Woods), roll through town this week on their West Coast tour. Joining them are the wonderful Alex Bleeker & The Freaks.

2. No Joy w/ Heavy Hawaii
Where: Holocene
How Much: $10
When: Saturday, October 5th – 7:30pm
Why: This shoegazy noise-pop band from Montreal are still flourishing their expansive sound and will fill your ears with ethereal vocal harmonies. If you need more convincing, check out “Hare Tarot Lies” from the April 2013 release, Wait To Pleasure.

3. A Happy Death w/ Thomas Mudrick and Boing
Where: Rontoms
How Much: Free
When: Sunday, October 6th – 9pm
Why: What’s sure to be a jammed pack evening of raw energy, catchy hooks, and pulsating drums is not one to be missed. This week’s Sunday Sessions at Rontoms features one of Portland’s hardest working bands, A Happy Death, alongside psychedelic dance awesomeness from Thomas Mudrick and Boing.

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What’s Going On: 07/04 – 07/11

1. Lower Dens w/ No Joy & Alan Resnick
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $12
When: Thursday, July 5th – 9pm
Why: Fresh off their European dates in support of the newly released sophomore album, Nootropics, this Baltimore dream-rock group is back in the states to finish off their summer tour. Upon their return, Montreal’s doomy shoegaze/pop four-piece, No Joy, have joined them for the remainder of the dates.

2. Rigsketball Kickoff Party!
Where: Plan B
How Much: Free
When: Friday, July 6th – 7pm
Why: It’s back and promisingly better than ever! Grab some friends and enjoy the weather out on the patio for some basketball starting at 7pm. After you’ve wiped the sweat from your brow and rehydrated with a couple beers, enjoy the tunes of some of Portland’s best kicking off at 8:20pm. Featuring: And And And, The No Tomorrow Boys (7” release, Animal Eyes), Grandparents, Charts, Woolen Men, Old Age, and Mojave Bird.

3. East End’s Third Annual Smashed Block Party!
Where: East End
How Much: $12/day
When: Saturday, July 7th & Sunday, July 8th
Why: You know it’s really summer when the line-up for East End’s Third Annual Smashed Block Party starts buzzing in your ears. Two days of nearly three dozen rad bands–some local, some nearby neighbors, and some from far away. You might want to go ahead and call in sick for Monday because this is going to be one hell of a shindig.

And as if there wasn’t enough happening this weekend, don’t forget about the Waterfront Blues Fest going on July 4th – July 8th. Check out the full schedule and ticket information here.

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What’s Going On: 5/4 – 5/11

1.  Battles / 1939 Ensemble
-Where:  Doug Fir
-How Much:  $15 (21+)
-When:  Tonight!  May 4th
-Why:  Experimental/math rock supergroup based in New York City.  Expect to see drummer John Stanier (formerly of Helmet) jump out of his seat!  Stanier believes the ride cymbal is generally overused, so he has his set up high to make more of an effort to play it.  Expect to hear these rock visionaries play much of their upcoming release, Glass Drop, due out next month.

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