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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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
1. PDX Bridge Festival Closing Party
Where: Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s Room
How Much: $10 – All Ages
When: Sunday, August 7th – 6pm
Why: For a measly $10 you get a near baker’s dozen of some of Portland’s finest indie bands. Featuring: Copy, Symmetry/Symmetry, Tango Alpha Tango, The Dimes, Dropa, Mnemonic Sounds, Violet Isle, and Water & Bodies just to name a few. Both venues are all ages, so grab a bunch of friends or a few random strangers and treat yourselves to an evening of great local music.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Audacity, Blood Beach, Cecilia Und Die Sauerkrauts, Christmas Island, Copy, Crystal Ballroom, Dropa, ELEVEN PDX, Ghost Mom, Guantanamo Baywatch, King Tuff, Live Music, McMenamins, Mean Jeans, Mississippi Studios, Mnemonic Sounds, Nucular Aminals, PDX Bridge Festival, Peach Kelli Pop, Personal & The Pizzas, Plan B, Portland Music, Psychic Feline, Sara Jackson-Holman, Serious Business, Shannon & The Clams, Showdeer Presents, SMMR BMMR, Symmetry/Symmetry, Tango Alpha Tango, The Dimes, The Horde and The Harem, The Moonhearts, TRMR, Violet Isle, Wanderlust Circus, Water & Bodies, Youthbitch. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm, filed under