1. May Day Music Festival
Where: Alhambra Theatre (formerly Mt. Tabor Theatre)
How Much: $15/$20, $50 all-fest pass
When: Wednesday, May 1st – Sunday, May 5th
Why: May Day Music Fest kicks off tonight with RED FANG. Tomorrow is May Day Music Fest Day 2- Eleven Magazine and Deli showcase [FREE!], additional headliners: Day3 Black Prairie, Day4 Y La Bamba, Day5 Sage Francis. Discounted 5 day passes still available! Get more details here!
2. METZ w/ White Lung & WL
How Much: $10/$12
When: Thursday, May 2nd – 9pm
Why: Hailing from Toronto, this power rock trio brings it, and they bring it hard. I happened to catch METZ at a pre-Austin Psych Fest show last week and woah! Add Vancouver B.C.’s White Lung and hot damn, y’all are in for a treat–it’s a match made in music heaven!
3. Vietnam w/ Gap Dream & Small Arms
How Much: $10
When: Saturday, May 4th – 9pm
Why: Mexican Summer’s Vietnam teams up with Burger Record’s Gap Dream for one heck of show you’re not going to want to miss! Here’s one of my favorite tracks from Gap Dream: 58th St. Fingers. Highly recommended! Definitely bring some extra dollars to pick up both of these bands’ records.
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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. 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
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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1. Y La Bamba w/ Sean Flinn & The Royal We, Rememory
How Much: $7
When: Thursday, December 15 –8:30pm
Why: It’s always an incredible evening with Portland sweethearts, Y La Bamba. Let Luz Elena Mendoza and company warm you up with wonderfully unique vocals and striking presence. Joining them are Sean Flinn & The Royal We whose folk-pop music is filling Al’s Den this month and is bound to fill your hearts.
2. Federale w/ The Soft White Sixties & Brush Prairie
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $5/$7
When: Friday, December 16 –9pm
Why: Come witness the full orchestral sound and haunting 1960’s Italian Western-inspired music of Federale. Known for having more than a dozen musicians for their live performance—it’s truly a sonic treat for your ears. Starting the night off is Zia McCabe’s (Dandy Warhols) country side project featuring members of SexyWaterSpiders and The Shivas.
3. Spookies w/ Woolen Men & Paper Brain
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Saturday, December 17 –8pm
Why: Ex-Shaky Hands members Alex Arrowsmith, Colin Anderson, and Mayhaw Hoons team up with bassist Mickey Rivers for a new pop-rock adventure. This will be Spookies debut show, so come out and show some love. Get there early (for real) and catch the head-bobbing, booty-shaking tunes of Woolen Men and Paper Brain.
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This entry was written by ELEVEN, Live and tagged Boy Eats Drum Machine, ELEVEN PDX, Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Live, Portland Music, Radiation City, Tender Loving Empire, Typhoon, Wonder Ballroom, Y La Bamba. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on June 10, 2011 at 12:34 am, filed under
1. ELEVEN PDX Proudly Presents:
TENDER LOVING EMPIRE’S 4th BIRTHDAY &
ELEVEN PDX LAUNCH PARTY!
- Where: Wonder Ballroom
- How Much: $10 (adv)/$12
- When: Friday, June 3rd – 7pm
- Why: Cake! Prizes! Piñata! Photobooth! Music from: Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Typhoon, Y La Bamba, Loch Lomond, Radiation City, and Boy Eats Drum Machine. Copies of the inaugural (June) issue of Eleven PDX will be available! Get there early and stay all night! tenderlovingempire.com
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1. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Twin Shadow
-Where: Doug Fir
-How Much: $15
-When: Thursday, April 21st – 9pm
-Why: Fresh from Coachella and on the brink of a lengthy tour overseas, this NYC quartet visits Portland in support of their sophomore effort, Belong. Channeling their inner Siamese Dream-era Billy Corgan, the twee pop group gets their feet wet with Flood (the big-name producer, Mark Ellis). Gentle fuzzed-out distorted walls of sound? Count me in!