1. Bear In Heaven w/ Blouse & Doldrums
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $12
When: Thursday, April 12th – 9pm
Why: An eclectic night of music at the Studios featuring Brooklyn-based progressive psych-pop Bear In Heaven (whose new album, I Love You, It’s Cool, is already receiving positive reviews), hometown dream-pop trio Blouse, and experimental indielectronica from Montreal’s Doldrums. This show is sure to sell out so make sure you get your music-loving butts there early to secure your spot!
2. Orca Team w/ PinkSlime & The Cry
Where: Ella St. Social Club
How Much: $5
When: Friday, April 13th – 9pm
Why: With a busy year of touring ahead of them (an estimated 150 shows), we’re lucky to have Portland’s long lost poppy surf-rock trio pay us a visit. Showcasing some new tunes off their upcoming June 14th entitled Restraint, you’ll want to wear your snazziest dancing shoes to try and keep up with the ever fashionable Ocra Team. Joining the night’s festivities: garage punk trio PinkSlime (formally Pleassure) and powerpop quartet The Cry.
3. Still Caves w/ Psychic Feline
How Much: Absolutely free!
When: Sunday, April 15th – 9pm
Why: Rontoms Sunday Sessions have been killing it lately, and this week is no different with up and coming experimental garage-psych outfit Still Caves. Hot off the press is the release of their debut EP, Static Lips. Pay what you want here, but don’t be stingy–these guys need dollars to record a full-length! With Psychic Feline on the bill, this is a no-brainer. See you on Sunday!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Bear In Heaven, Blouse, Doldrums, dream pop, Ella St Social Club, experimental, garage psych, garage punk, Mississippi Studios, Orca Team, PinkSlime, Portland live music, powerpop, Psychic Feline, Rontom's, Rontoms Sunday Sessions, Still Caves, The Cry. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Eternal Tapestry w/ Sun Angle & Blood Beach
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: FREE!
When: Thursday, February 16th—9pm
Why: The experimental psychedelic rock group, Eternal Tapestry, brings layers of melodic guitar improvisations alongside free and open-structured songs. Their live shows are nothing short of epic and should not be missed. Get there early for the two amazing openers Sun Angle and Blood Beach! You’re in for a treat.
2. Psychic Feline w/ Footwork & Formica Man
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Friday, February 17th—9pm
Why: Although house shows seem to be their natural habitat, you can usually catch this three-piece playing shows in and around Portland. Droning and moaning psych influenced rock’n’roll will definitely have you tapping your feet and nodding to the beat. Be sure to check out Formica Man and Seattle’s Footwork!
3. And And And w/ Aan & The Blimp
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $6/$8
When: Saturday, February 18th—9pm
Why: If you’re looking for a good ol’ fashioned rock’n’roll time, this is the place to be Saturday night. All three of these local wonders will rock your collective socks off—bring a friend, bring your mom, and bring those dancin’ shoes. Bands that can’t be beat with a price to match!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Aan, And And And, Blood Beach, Doug Fir, ELEVEN PDX, Eternal Tapestry, Footwork, Formica Man, Live Music, Mississippi Studios, Portland Music, Psychic Feline, Sun Angle, The Blimp, The Know. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 15, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Mister Heavenly w/ WATERS & Anne
How Much: $12(adv)/$14 – All ages!
When: Thursday, August 18th – 8pm
Why: Members of The Unicorns/Islands, Man Man, and Modest Mouse released their debut album this week on Sub Pop. So far they’ve been hanging out and celebrating at Flavour Spot and will continue to do so late into night this Thursday at Branx. Come join the feel-good pop supergroup and bask in the afterglow. Sure, dancing is optional, but come on, get down and pick up a record.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Anne, Branx, Broken Water, East End, ELEVEN PDX, Hornet Leg, Live Music, Mister Heavenly, Portland Music, Psychic Feline, Royal Baths, Shannon and The Clams, The Men, Waters, White Mystery. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 17, 2011 at 9:25 am, 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
1. The Builders & The Butchers
- Where: Doug Fir
- How Much: $12 (+21)
- When: Tonight, June 8th & June 9th – 9pm
- Why: The third full-length release out earlier this year, Dead Reckoning, veers little from what’s worked best in the past: staying true to their folk-bluegrass driven roots. Stopping in our neck of the woods before embarking on their summer European tour, The Builders & The Butchers are home for two magical nights at Doug Fir. Catch them tonight with Federale and tomorrow with Kelli Schaefer.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Brute Heart, Federale, Feelings, Kelli Schaefer, Live, Noisey, Portland Music, Psychic Feline, Purple Rhinestone Eagle, The Builders & The Butchers, The Thermals, The Woods, Valentine's, VICE, Wampire. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on June 8, 2011 at 9:33 pm, filed under
(((This Saturday is RECORD STORE DAY!)))
1. Das Racist w/ Holy Ghost (LIVE!), Reporter, Rude Dudes
-How Much: $15
-When: Tonight! Wednesday, April 13th – 8pm
-Why: An art rap trio based in Brooklyn, Das Racist is equal parts smart and funny. Dismissed as joke rap, yet simultaneously hailed as one of 2010’s best new bands, Das Racist definitely make you dance and just might make you think.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Branx, Das Racist, East End, Karen, Psychic Feline, Record Store Day, Refuge, Rusko, The Woolen Men, Trentemøller. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm, filed under