What’s Going On: 03/12 – 03/19

1. Minden w/ Hustle and Drone & Sex Life DJs
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $8
When: Wednesday, March 12th – 9pm
Why: So you couldn’t make it down to Austin for SXSW, sunshine, and beer…but it’s going to be upwards of 66F with plentiful sunshine today, Mississippi Studios has a fine selection of beer, and some of your favorite Portland bands are here to keep you company.

2. Spookies w/ Bear and Moose & Glacier Palace
Where: The Firkin Tavern
How Much:
When: Saturday, March 15th – 9pm
Why: Just when your Saturday wasn’t looking so good, The Firkin Tavern comes to the rescue with Firkin Saturdays! Be sure to get there early and check out all the bands! Spookies, Bear and Moose, and Glacier Palace, oh my!

3. The Cry w/ Chanterelles & Verner Pantons
Where: Valentines
How Much: $5
When: Sunday, March 16th – 9pm
Why: Come celebrate with PDX rockers, The Cry!, as they perform their latest album, Dangerous Game. That’s not all folks, get there early and check out the post-punk, 60s influenced power-pop tunes of Verner Pantons! Plus a special performance by Chanterelles (featuring members of Modern Kin and Tiger House)!

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What’s Going On: 12/18 – 12/25

1. Sun Angle w/ XDS & Summer Cannibals
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $8
When: Wednesday, December 18th – 9pm
Why: With one of the best local releases of the year under their belt, Sun Angle teams up with buddies XDS and Summer Cannibals for one heck of a Wednesday night show. All your friends will be there!

2. Tiger House w/ Talkative & Bubble Cats
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, December 19th – 8pm
Why: Come hang out and dance the night away in a foggy haze to some rad new jams! Bubble Cats and Talkative will put you in the mood for some moving and grooving with Tiger House and their brand spankin’ new fog machine!

3. Big Eyes w/ Marriage + Cancer & Wounds
Where: Club 21
How Much: Free
When: Friday, December 20th – 9pm
Why: Back from their European tour, Seattle’s Big Eyes join Nucular Aminals’ newly reincarnated outfit Marriage + Cancer, and Wounds (featuring members of RED DONS, Autistic Youth + Defect Defect) for a free night of rip-roaring tunes to wrap up the trio’s current tour of the West coast.

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What’s Going On: 03/06 – 03/13

1. WL w/ Soft Shadows & Fred Meyer
Where: Slabtown
How Much: $5
When: Wednesday, March 6th, 9pm
Why: WL is Misty Mary (bass, vocals), Stevie Sparks (drums) and Michael Yun (guitar). WL released a single on Death Party records last year (“Impermanent” b/w No Escape). Come check out the blissful grunge flowergaze vibes–you won’t be disappointed.

2. KPSU Presents: Tiger House
Where: The Bing Lounge
How Much: Free!
When: Thursday, March 7th – 8pm
Why: KPSU and College Music Series present: the energetic love pop quartet, Tiger House! It is a FREE all ages show, just be one of the first 150 people to RSVP to becca@binglounge.com. Delicious free beer will be provided by Lagunita’s Brewing Company (21+ of course).

3. Leaves Russell w/ No Kind of Rider and Josh & Mer
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $10/$12
When: Saturday, March 9th – 9pm
Why: Come celebrate the release of Leaves Russell’s first full-length studio album, We Chose The Devil Red. “It’s an album that sets out to explore the complexity of the human shadow, celebrating our simultaneous denial and acceptance of the darkness within each of us,” explains lead singer and lyricist Matthew Russell.


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What’s Going On: 01/09 – 01/16

1. Hovercraft Records Showcase
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, January 10th – 9pm
Why: Bacardi and Hovercraft Records team up for a night of with No Tomorrow Boys, Pataha Hiss, Hey Lover, Guantanamo Baywatch, Courtney and The Crushers, BOOM!, Suicide Notes, and the original line-up Clorox Girls. There will also be a very special reading from Justin Maurer (Clorox Girls) from his new book “Seventeen Television”! Come on out for cheap drinks, tons of new Hovercraft Records merch and some sweet surprises!

2. ELEVEN PRESENTS! BIG ASS BOOMBOX: A Loud Pop Festival
Where: Backspace, Floating World Comics, Kelly’s Olympian, & Someday Lounge
How Much: Free!
When: Friday & Saturday, January 11th-12th
Why: 40 bands, 15 writers, 4 venues, 2 days,  0 dollars! Check out the killer lineup! You’re intrigued, right? You’re totally stoked on this, right? Well you should be! This is the 2nd Annual and it’s still free! Featuring bands you love like: Lee Corey Oswald, Your Rival, Animal Eyes, Glassbones, Pheasant, Tiger House, Fanno Creek, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Pigeons, Charts, A Happy Death, Beyond Veronica, and Teenspot.

3. Geographer w/ On An On
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $10/$12
When: Saturday, January 12th – 9pm
Why: San Francisco threesome, Geographer, is known for their use of analog and electro-acoustic layers to create their signature soundscapes of “soulful music from outer space”. If you’ve been to one of their shows, then you know Michael Deni is know to sample and loop his vocals using his beloved Akai midi controller. The result is nothing short of a symphony of synth-pop wonderment you’ll simultaneously bob you head and slow dance to. Also, show up early to catch breakout Chicago/Minneapolis trio On And On. If synth-heavy indie-grooves are your thing, you’ll fall in love.

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What’s Going On: 01/02 – 01/09


1. Old Age w/ Fanno Creek, The We Shared Milk & Talkative

Where: East End
How Much: Free
When: Thursday, January 3rd – 9pm
Why: Come out and enjoy a free night of not one, not two, but FOUR rad bands at East End! Featuring Portland’s Talkative, The We Shared Milk, Fanno Creek, and Corvallis/Alsea based Old Age. Sure it’s cold outside, but c’mon and warm up with the rockin’ beats of these Northwest bands.

2. Teenspot w/ Street Nights & Tiger House
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Saturday, January 5th – 8:pm
Why: Formed in November of last year, Teenspot comes together with members of The Shaky Hands, Your Rival and Paper Brain. Joining them for a night of free tunes are Street Nights, featuring members of The Joggers, and the dance party animals Tiger House.

3. The Hugs w/ Pheasant
Where: Rontoms
How Much: Free
When: Sunday, January 6th – 9pm
Why: By now you’ve realized you can hit up all of these shows FOR FREE! So no complaining about there not being anything to do or you’re too broke! Keep up with Rontom’s Sunday Sessions on their Tumblr, but check back here for the can’t miss picks like this week’s The Hugs with Pheasant!

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What’s Going On: 12/19-12/26

1. Tiger House w/ Liquidlight & Here Come Dots
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $6
When: Wednesday, December 19th – 9pm
Why: Tiger House celebrates the release of their “Live From The Banana Stand 2011″ live (duh) album! Don’t be afraid to dance, clap, and sing along. TiHo will have a few copies of the album they might be willing to trade for hugs. Make an effort to get there on time, kids! You don’t want to miss Liquidlight and Here Come Dots warming things up.

2. The Pharmacy w/ Grrrl Friend &  Mythological Horses
Where: East End
How Much: $5
When: Friday, December 21st – 9pm
Why: Assuming the world doesn’t end (or at least if it hasn’t ended yet), what better place to be than at East End treating your eyes and ears with the sound vibes of Grrrl Friend & Mythological Horses. Seattle’s punchy psych-pop trio, The Pharmacy, will surely make you forget your impending doom.

3. Hustle & Drone w/ The We Shared Milk & D.S.R.
Where: Rontoms
How Much: Free!
When: Sunday, December 23rd – 9pm
Why: You know how it works by now, but just in case you forgot here’s your friendly reminder: Rontoms has free Sunday Sessions shows with the ripest talent ready for the picking! Coming up this week is Hustle & Drone (who have recently started recording for what is looking like their next full-length), The We Shared Milk, and D.S.R.

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What’s Going On: 11/21 – 11/28

1. Typhoon w/ Laura Gibson & Lost Lander
Where: Crystal Ballroom
How Much: $15/$17
When: Friday, November 23rd – 9pm
Why:  After you shop til you drop, watch football all day, and eat some leftovers grab a nap and head over to Crystal Ballroom for an evening of local entertainment with Kyle Morton and Typhoon, the lovely and talented Laura Gibson, and one of the best emerging bands of 2012, Lost Lander. Even if your team didn’t win, at least your ears won’t be disappointed!

2. The We Shared Milk w/ Fanno Creek, Tiger House & Talkative 
Where: Kelly’s Olympian
How Much: Free
When: Saturday, November 24th – 9pm
Why: Talk a break from all the hustle and bustle and get down to Kelly’s Olympian for this epic night of free-ness. You know these bands, you love these bands, and after keeping a tight budget for all the holiday festivities this one is free! Put on your dancing shoes because The We Shared Milk, Fanno Creek, Tiger House, and Talkative are gonna make you move.

3. Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins
Where: The Know
How Much: $10/$12
When: Sunday, November 25th – 8pm
Why: Yes, that Jonathan Richman! If you need a quick refresher, Richman founded the proto-punk band The Modern Lovers back in the 70s 1970. Since then he’s been doing the solo thing, but his work with the first incarnation of The Modern Lovers was a major influence on punk rock. Get there early if you want to get in, advance tickets are sold out.

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What’s Going On: 06/06 – 06/13

1. Pheasant w/ Tiger House & Charts
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $5
When: Wednesday, June 6th -9pm
Why: Double EP release party time excellent! Tiger House is ready to put their four-song cassette, Acid Banshee/Camel Party, in the hands of the masses. They will make you dance with their infectious hooks and energetic pop songs filled with urgency. Charts offer up Tease, a deliciously crunchy lo-fi pop’n'roll treat that will satisfy, but still leave you hungry for more.

2. PDX Pop! Now 2012 Compilation Release
Where: Holocene
How Much: $10
When: Thursday, June 7th – 8pm
Why: It’s that time of year again, and I shouldn’t have to twist your arm too hard to cough up $10 for this year’s stellar PDX Pop! Now Compilation. Featuring artists near and far: Grandparents, M. Ward, Y La Bamba, Youthbitch, Sons of Huns, Blood Beach, and thirty-five more of your favorites. The $10 includes a copy of the comp and enjoyable live performances by Sun Angle, Wild Ones, Hollywood Tans, Rose, and DJ Porsche Cayenne.

3. A Place To Bury Strangers w/ This Will Destroy You & Dusted
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $12
When: Sunday, June 10th – 9pm
Why: The New York-based trio, A Place To Bury Strangers, have been making psychedelic shoegazy space rock tunes since 2007. Compared to its predecessors, the latest effort, Worship, has upped the ante. It’s explosive, visceral, and a little dark. Both new and old tunes will sound fantastic at Doug Fir. Grab your ticket now and treat your ears to a night of brutally dynamic and melodic wall of sound.

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Local Hero: Banana Stand Media

Grab a Free Download of Eleven favorite tracks—Live from the Banana Stand at http://bit.ly/bstand11mix

In the basement of a garden-variety two-story house in Southeast, magic is happening. Midwestern transplants Louie Herr and Aaron Colter have spent the bulk of the past four years cultivating an idea: capture and bottle up the Portland house show experience, and give it away for free (or donation). They invite bands and friends to their now-secret shows to participate in the gleaning. There might not always be money in this Banana Stand, but the magic and the music is there in a big way.

11: What is the mission of the Banana Stand?

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Tango Alpha Tango, Tiger House, Light For Fire @ The Doug Fir 2/19/11

Tango Alpha Tango

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