1. KPSU Presents: Onuinu
Where: The Bing Lounge
How Much: Free w/ RSVP
When: Wednesday, August 29th – 7pm
Why: An intimate evening in-studio session with buzzbuilder Onuinu. Free with RSVP (details for RSVPing here) , all ages, and free beer provided by Lagunita’s Brewing Company (for those 21+, obviously). Unfortunately there are only 150 spots, so hop to it! In the likely event that it’s at capacity, grab some friends, drink some beers and stream the show live in the comfort of your own home.
2. Superfest 4!
Where: Crystal Ballroom, Backspace, PSU Park Blocks
How Much: $20/weekend pass
When: Thursday, August 30th – Sunday, September 2nd
Why: Think of the best dance party you’ve ever been to. Got it? Now picture that lasting four days and then maybe you’ll have a little taste of what Superfest 4 will be like. This all-ages DIY music festival and benefit for Music in the Schools is bringing you an electronic dance party with some of the best local talent around. Kicking off Thursday night at Crystal Ballroom with Glass Candy and Chromatics, find tickets and more info here.
3. Ty Segall w/ The Memories
Where: Bunk Bar
How Much: $10/$12
When: Sunday, September 2nd – 9pm
Why: The unstoppable Bay Area wunderkind sneaks in and out of town before MFNW this year, so catch him while you can. It’s been a busy 2012 so far: Hair, the collaborative album with White Fence, Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse, and the upcoming solo release, Twins. Oh yeah, he’s been on tour pretty much the entire time. Grab your tickets, they won’t last.
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1. Into The Woods Quarterly
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, August 9th – 8:30pm
Why: Portland’s favorite provocative documentarians are at it again — highlighting a handful of emerging local talented acts and premiering a few videos. This time around with the sounds of Aan, Pure Bathing Culture, WL, and Shy Girls. Along for the ride are DJ Zack and DJ Sister Sister. Brush your hair and throw on your Thursday best — the Into The Woods crew will undoubtedly be filming over the course of the night.
2. XDS w/ Hustle and Drone
How Much: Free
When: Sunday, August 12th – 9pm
Why: Excitement abounds for this week’s Sunday Sessions at Rontoms. Forming in February of this year, electro-pop outfit Hustle and Drone will start the night out right. Check out their self-titled debut album released just last week. Next, the self-described “Casio keyboards making out with acid” known as XDS. Learn it, listen to it, love it. If you didn’t catch them at PDX Pop! Now this year, you definitely won’t want to miss this.
3. The Audacity w/ Big Eyes & The Memories
Where: Club 21
How Much: Free
When: Monday, August 13th – 9pm
Why: Fullterton, CA garage punk-pop rockers The Audacity have been busy playing with King Tuff and Ty Segall, but now they’re back in Portland headlining this super solid Monday line-up. With punk’n'roll Seattle trio Big Eyes, local stoner pop tunes from The Memories (members of White Fang and BOOM!), and Orange County punks Bad Antics. Show up on time or you’ll be hearing about it from all your friends on Tuesday.
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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. 13 Months of Sunshine: African Sounds Dance Party
How Much: $8
When: Wednesday, July 18th – 8:30pm
Why: Every month, Holocene proudly presents an eclectic evening featuring emerging African dance music from all over the world. This month they are showcasing the talented Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang. Hailing from Sierra Leone, Ahmed Janka Nabay modernized Bubu music with ancient-inspired frantically-paced electro-dance beats that will not fall deafly on your ears.
2. PDX Pop! Now 2012
Where: Refuge PDX
How Much: Free
When: Friday – Sunday, July 20th – 22nd
Why: It’s time for the annual free all ages weekend of delicious local talent. Put on by the hardworking and amazing volunteers of our fair city, this year is shaping up to be one for the books. Acts you shouldn’t miss: 1939 Ensemble, Aan, AU, Charts, Grandparents, Hausu, Jeffrey Jerusalem, K-Tel ’79, Old Wars, Onuinu, The Parson Redheads, Pure Bathing Culture, Radiation City, Sean Flinn & The Royal We, The Shivas, Son of Huns, White Fang, XDS, and Youthbitch.
Check out the full schedule here.
3. King Tuff w/ Jaill & The Memories
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $10/$12
When: Monday, July 23rd – 9pm
Why: Supporting his fantastic self-titled sophomore effort on Sub Pop, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas) steps up his game with one of the best albums released so far this year. King Tuff’s producer, Bobby Harlow, says it best: “King Tuff should not be inspected or even listened to with critical ears. Cut your ears off. Rock & roll is meant to be blasted into your cells, penetrated, and absorbed. It’s a visceral experience.” Indeed.
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