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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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
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. Mean Jeans Mini Tour Kick Off! w/ Terraform & Blood Beach
Where: Tonic Lounge
How Much: $5 (+21)
When: Friday, June 24 – 9:30pm
Why: In the past several months Tonic Lounge has been playing host to countless good shows and this one is going to rock your socks off. It’s always a good time with the too cool for school punks, the Mean Jeans. Come see why they have been called Portland’s best party band, and be sure to bring some extra dollars for some merch!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Blood Beach, Deelay Ceelay, Doug Fir, Easter Teeth, Ella St Social Club, Guantanamo Baywatch, Hooded Hags, Hunx and His Punx, Iretsu, Live, Nucular Aminals, Portland Music, Risk/Reward Festival, Shannon and The Clams, Terraform, The Know, The Mean Jeans, The Shivas, Tonic Lounge. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm, filed under