What’s Going On: 07/11 – 07/18

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.

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What’s Going On: 10/19 – 10/26

1. Boom Chick w/ Root Jack
Where: Dante’s
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, October 20 – 9pm
Why: If you’re still sad about The White Stripes calling it quits, dry those eyes and get ready for this Brooklyn-based duo. Yes, we’ll never tire of the guitar and drum mash-up, but Boom Chick exudes bluesy rock’n’roll to perhaps it’s finest.

2. Blouse w/ Vice Device
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $5/$7
When: Friday, October 21 – 9pm
Why: Portland has found a sparkling gem, and her name is Charlie Hilton. On the brink of their self-titled debut on Captured Tracks, Blouse is dream-pop trio we won’t soon forget. Wispy and atmospheric, the music penetrates through your heart and into your soul.

3. Fruit Bats w/ Parson Red Heads
Where: Doug Fir Lounge
How Much: $15
When: Saturday, October 22 – 9pm
Why: Touring in support of their fifth album, Tripper, Eric Johnson and Co. make a stop home for an evening of melodious storytelling tunes. Joining them are the harmonious Parson Red Heads. Bandmates and friends, the indie-folk group has been playing together since their teens.

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