1. Metronomy w/ NewVillager
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $12
When: Thursday, October 13th – 9pm
Why: This London electro-pop dance group has been around for more than a decade and are known for their energetic live performance complete with light shows (pre-synched chest lights!) and dancing. They’ve opened for such acts like CSS, Klaxons, and Bloc Party. Joining them is Brooklyn-based NewVillager, a band/artist collective that perform music and make visual art in various forms like fort-building and costumes. Oh heck yes.
2. St. Vincent w/ Cate Le Bon
Where: Crystal Ballroom
How Much: $16/$19
When: Friday, October 14th – 9pm
Why: Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Annie Clark (St. Vincent) is a former member of The Polyphonic Spree and former touring member of Sufjan Stevens. Her third album, Strange Mercy, just dropped last month and is catchier, sexier, and more guitar-driven than her previous releases. Opening is Cate Le Bon who is known to sing in English and Welsh. These are some uniquely talented ladies—grab yourself a ticket while you can.
3. Record Room One Year Anniversary Party!
Where: Record Room
How Much: Free!
When: Saturday, October 15th – 12pm
Why: Come celebrate the first birthday of the Record Room! Featuring performances by Secret Codes, Nucular Aminals, Hornet Leg, Hey Lover, The I’s, Wow + Flutters, and a slew of DJs! Bro-Dogs Food Cart will be there for munchies and of course you’ll have your choice of PBR, micros, wine, and mimosas (all for purchase). Support your local record store!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Cate Le Bon, Crystal Ballroom, ELEVEN PDX, Hornet Leg, Live Music, Metronomy, Mississippi Studios, NewVillager, Nucular Aminals, PBR, Portland Music, Record Room, Secret Codes, St. Vincent. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:48 am, filed under
Smmr Bmmr 2011 ; a review by Wendy Worzalla, photos by Brenda Ubhoff
Bubblegum pop tunes from Cowabunga Babez and Peach Kelli Pop made the perfect soundtrack to the breezy, carefree summer night. By the time Apache, Therapists and Blood Beach rocked our collective socks, the crowd was drunk on Viso, Sizzle Pie and PBR.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Apache, Blood Beach, Cecilia Und Die Sauerkrauts, Cowabunga Babez, ELEVEN PDX, Ghost Mom, Guantanamo Baywatch, King Tuff, Mean Jeans, Mikal Cronin, Nadia Buyse, PBR, Peach Kelli Pop, Personal & The Pizzas, Plan B, Shannon and The Clams, Sizzle Pie, SMMR BMMR, The Audacity, The Moonhearts, Therapists. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm, filed under