1. Parquet Courts w/ Naomi Punk & Blood Beach
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $12
When: Wednesday, June 12th – 9:00pm
Why: Although formed in 2010, this Brooklyn quartet has created a buzz-building frenzy over the last year. The up-and-coming post-punk band was named as a “band to watch” by Rolling Stone in April, and rightfully so. Along for the ride is Olympia/Seattle’s Naomi Punk with noisy guitars and crashing cymbals, and Portland’s own Blood Beach making their first 2013 appearance on stage.
2. PDX Pop Now! Compilation Release Party 2013
How Much: $5 – $8
When: Friday, June 14th – 8pm
Why: Oh boy, is it that lovely time of year again already?! Gearing up for their annual summer festival, PDX Pop Now! will celebrate the release of their 2013 compilation with performances by Sapient w/ Sean Flinn and The Royal We, Summer Cannibals, and Wishyunu. $5 gets in you in the door with a digital copy of the release, or for a few bucks more you can grab the double CD for $8.
3. Mount Kimbie w/ Holy Other, Vinyl Williams
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $16
When: Saturday, June 15th – 9pm
Why: Somewhere between hazy and hypnotic, UK Electronic Duo Mount Kimbie are one of those groups that you see live accidentally and then immediately wonder how you’re just now hearing about them for the first time. The fly-under-the-radar-types are breaking those confines and carry a thicker, dancier sound from their new album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth into the cozy downstairs lounge of the ‘Fir. They also bring the opportunity to catch UK tourmates, the up-and-comer Holy Other.
4. Burnt Ones w/ BOOM! & Jollapin Jasper
Where: Bunk Bar
How Much: $5
When: Sunday, June 16th – 9pm
Why: San Francisco psych-pop band, Burnt Ones, have releases on Burger Records, Castle Face Records, and Fuzz City Records (just to name a few)–every single one worthy of multiple listens and your hard-earned dollars. Rounding out the bill are the infectious BOOM! and Jollapin Jasper. Get there early and get ready to dance your face off!
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Hey Portland! We’re giving away tickets to Am & Shawn Lee @ Mississippi Studios for their June 13th show.
If you want to win, just do one or all of the following:
- Comment on this post and let us know you wanna go!
- Tweet us at @Elevenpdx about how you want to see @AMsounds!
- Comment on our Facebook page about wanting the tickets!
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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.
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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.
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Canadian electronic/hip-hop duo, Purity Ring, played to a fervent crowd on Tuesday night at the Roseland Theater. Even though the group is relatively new (they formed in 2010) their draw was huge, with lines spiraling in and around the theater well before the band took to the sold-out stage. The theater was transformed into a bass-drenched dance club for the night, with an eruptive pulse propelling movement on the floor and in the balconies. Unlike many Roseland shows, there were signs encouraging photography from the audience, and there wasn’t a typical pit, which allowed front-row access to anyone who pushed their way in.
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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.
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Toro y Moi. Bull and me. Ethereal music and me. Mind blowing instrumentals and me. Awesome light show and me. This was my Thursday evening at a sold out Wonder Ballroom. Wise, young man, Chazwick Bundick, from South Carolina, graced Portland with his presence and genius musical skills; which I have no problem using the word genius on any musician that blows my mind with the sounds they create. Chaz et al is out and about showing off his new material from just released album Anything In Return.
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To Summarize: We headed out to Wizard World Comic Con this past weekend where fans of all ages congregated to cosplay, check out great Q&A Panels, and to meet and greet some of the coolest celebrity guests to hit Portland! Everything from Anime and Collectibles to Movies and Video Games were in the exhibit halls were celebrated and seen in this mega pop culture fest. You can see our day to day activity below!
So today was pretty low key. It was the last day of Wizard World Con in Portland and I was really dreading having to watch that Gangnam style video one more time, but to my delight….I didn’t have to! I headed straight to the Boondock Saints panel where I waited patiently to see David Della Rocco and Sean Patrick Flanery hit the stage. The panel was really great and friendly, Flanery and Rocco basically just opened up the floor and asked us what we wanted to talk about. We have some video clips of the panel that you can check out here and here. They talked about The Boondock Saints 3, which has been confirmed and denied multiple times in the past year, as well as talking about favorite moments from set from the past two movies.
After that panel we caught up with Jason David Frank, better known as the original green Power Ranger! We ended up in a room where “Power Ranger Power Hour” happened, this was where Frank came in and taught us all some martial arts. There were little kids and adults alike both having a wonderful time.
To wrap up the rest of Wizard World Portland, we caught the end of the panel featuring Mark Shapiro who was talking about Laika and the creation of Paranorman and Coraline. Since I caught the tail end, I only saw a bunch of great commercials for Paranorman as well as having the chance to actually check out the pieces used in the movies. Which was pretty awesome. This convention was filled with great celebrity guests who really knew how to treat their fans, incredibly talented artists, as well as other great local Portland businesses and groups. The date has already been set for Wizard World Convention Portland 2014.
Check out Day 2 and Day 1 after the cut!
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