Chromeo @ Roseland Theater 4/14/2014

The last time I saw Chromeo, I was still recovering from having my wisdom teeth surgically removed, but I still forced myself to go to the show because I never want to miss this band play live….ever even if it means waking up early at Sasquatch and making the trek in at 10am to watch this band play at 11 in the morning. This time was a lot less painful and a whole hell of a lot more dancing and less jaw throbbing. The show opened up with TOKIMONSTA who warmed the crowd up and had the crowd dancing in no time. The set up for Chromeo involved a lot of flood lights, the classic leg keyboard stands, and a full mirrored chrome selfie tempting backdrop. The fans waited excitedly and started the “Chromeo oh ohh” chant and then the fun really started with a setlist that included “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” a new song that will be coming out on their latest album White Women in May as well as favorites from 7 years ago like “Bonafied Lovin” as well as a great assortment of songs from Business Casual. They also played “Needy Girl” for everyone that has been supporting the band for the past 11 years. The sold out crowd and at capacity balcony bar turned into a funklordz dance party for the night  and it was pretty awesome, so awesome that people kept dancing as the floor lights came up and the show was over.

 

Photos by Kimberly Lawson. More on Flickr.

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The Neighbourhood + Kitten @ Roseland Theater 4/3/2014

As soon as I got into the Roseland I could hear the music pumping out over the speakers and knew that it was going to be a great night. This tour did it right by opening up with Born Casual, a DJ from Rhode Island, who energized the crowd immediately with everything from Backstreet Boys to the latest Beyonce hits. I would basically be cool with Born Casual DJ’ing my life for me (I mean I even saw security guards getting into it…arms flailing) .

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AFI + Touché Amoré @ Roseland Theater 10/31/2013

I’ll admit it: I was a junior high school goth kid. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out I’d get to reclaim my spooky roots at an AFI show on All Hallows Eve.

Touché Amoré, who play piercingly straightforward post-hardcore, opened the night. Watching them perfect their sound over the years has been incredible—the band seems to be at their absolute best currently, honing a combination of aggressive music with stunning lyrics. While I overheard some people mention that they seemed like a strange band for AFI to take on tour, I couldn’t help but feel that it made an immense amount of sense. AFI and Touché seem to be cut from the same cloth, and while they differ sonically, their roots are similar in many aspects.

Entering the stage dressed as various foods (vocalist Jeremy Bolm referred to his band as “Food Chain Amoré”) the band blazed through an impressive twenty two songs in just over 45 minutes. With a new album out on Deathwish Records just two months ago, the band seems revitalized and excited to be showcasing new songs after two years supporting their last release. (more…)

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GWAR @ Roseland Theater 10/15/2013

          A crowd wound up by Band of Orcs, Iron Reagan, and Whitechapel had built at the Roseland, and somehow I managed to barrel my way to the front.  In front of me two tall, bald, german bodybuilder/ biker types  I have named Olaf and Igor parted and offered me a space at the barrier between them. As the crowd surged I became pinned, there was fat-guy sweat and testosterone in the air. Loud choruses of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” gave way to chants of “We want GWAR! GWAR! GWAR! GWAR!”

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Roseland Theater 9/7/2013

Photos by Kimberly Lawson. More on Flickr.

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Purity Ring @ Roseland Theater 4/24/2013

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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What’s Going On: 04/24 – 05/01

1. Palma Violets w/ Guards & Eidolons
Where: Holocene
How Much: $10/$12
When: Thursday, April 25th – 9pm
Why: London-based quartet, Palma Violets, have carved a name for themselves across the pond and it’s only a matter of time before they do the same here in the States. Their sound evokes the similar feeling of urgency you get from a cocktail of Kings of Leon and The Arcade Fire—driving, pulsating, and contagiously raucous.

2. Lil Ass Boom Box Festival
Where: Kelly’s Olympian
How Much: Free!
When: Friday, April 26th – 9pm
Why: An absolutely free mini version of Big Ass Boom Box fest with some of Portland’s finest! Catch Souvenir Driver, The Autonomics, The Century, and Outer Space Heaters. And as if one night of free music wasn’t enough, come back Saturday night with The We Shared Milk, A Happy Death, and Boing!

2b. Infected Mushroom w/ Randy Seidman & Sidestep
Where: Roseland Theater
How Much: $22.50
When: Friday, April 26th – 9pm
Why: The visual experience alone is worth the price of admission. Besides, who doesn’t love a sweaty grinder?

3. White Fang w/ Love Cop & BOOM!
Where: Hawthorne Burgerville
How Much: Free!
When: Sunday, April 28th – 4pm
Why: KPSU’s 2013 Radio Revival and Burger Records presents: White Fang with Love Cop and BOOM! After you come out of your post-brunch food coma, head to Burgerville at their Hawthorne location for an afternoon of burgers and booty shakin! Proceeds of Burgerville sales go to KPSU. Highly recommended!

 

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What’s Going on: 02/27 – 03/06

1. Starfucker w/ Blackbird Blackbird
Where: Roseland Theater
How Much: $18
When: Wednesday, February 27th – 8pm
Why: In support of their latest full-length on Polyvinyl Records, Miracle Mile, Starfucker plays their first show of 2013! Full to the brim of explosive drum beats and layered synth melodies you’ll be shaking your booty to their hook-laden catchy pop tunes all night. Don’t be late, these hometown heroes go on at 9pm sharp!

2. Blues Control w/ Plankton Wat & Fang Moon
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $8
When: Thursday, February 28th – 9pm
Why: The Philadelphia-based duo of Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse are intriguingly unclassifiable. Although piano-driven, the pair combines new age with Krautrock and classic rock, emphasizing meditative-like noodling and rhythms that roll like hills in a valley. Do yourself a favor and get to this show!

3. Broken Water w/ Older Women, Hugo Berlin & Havania Whaal
Where: Slabtown
How Much: $5
When: Friday, March 1st – 9pm
Why: Olympia’s post-punk grudge rockers, Broken Water, are a damn fine band and one that is even better live! This magical night is rounded out by Portland’s Older Women (who will play a full set of new songs), Hugo Berlin, and Havania Whaal. It’s all ages, it’s rock and roll, and it’s only $5!

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What’s Going On: 01/23 – 01/30


1. Banana Stand Media & ELEVEN PDX Present: Grandparents w/ Still Caves & Paper Brain
Where: Holocene
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, January 24th – 8:30pm
Why:  What could be better than two awesome local music-loving entities come together? Not much. Well, maybe this show and these mind-blowingly awesome bands. Come celebrate the release of Grandparents – Live from the Banana Stand! Teamed up with local favs Paper Brain and Still Caves.

2.  School of Rock: Best of Portland 2
Where: Crystal Ballroom
How Much: $13/$17 – All Ages
When: Friday, January 25th -8pm
Why:  Portland teens play local jams with local heroes! All proceeds go to benefit Music in the Schools and PROWUS Music Scholarships. Music and appearances by: Red Fang, Blind Pilot, Typhoon, Radiation City, Blitzen Trapper, Portugal. The Man, Sons of Huns, Guantanamo Baywatch, Laura Gibson, Wild Ones, and more!

3. The Walkmen w/ Father John Misty
Where: Roseland Theater
How Much: $22/$25 – All Ages
When: Saturday, January 26th – 9pm
Why: At first glance it seems a little pricy when you’re used to shelling out $5-$15 to see bands around town, but big time national touring acts are gonna cost ya. Truly a heck of a deal to get two talented acts–for the price of one! If you haven’t seen the video for Father John Misty’s “Hollywood Forever Cemetery”, you should.

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