1. Fine Pets w/ The Dead Beat & Industrial Park
How Much: Free
When: Wednesday, March 28th–9pm
Why: According to Facebook, the elusive Woody Allen will be there. If that’s not enough to intrigue you, rising from the ashes of Best Supporting Actress comes newly formed Fine Pets. They describe their sound as “waves of prickling treble…warbled screams and distant melodies”. And even wetter behind the ears are newcomers The Dead Beat; an all-girl shoegazy quartet with influences like Black Tambourine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine.
2. YACHT w/ Onuinu & Key Losers
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $11
When: Thursday, March 29th–8pm
Why: ELEVEN PDX and Mississippi Studios present the first in a series of quarterly shows! We’re just a little excited about this adventure we’re embarking on with our friends Mississippi Studios, and what better way to kick off the series than an evening with YACHT! But just don’t show up late for the band you already know and love, come early for the love affair you’re about to start with the electro-pop disco-hop sounds of Onuinu. Key Losers, the new music project from singer/songwriter/guitarist (and only constant member) Katy Davidson, will kick of the night with melody-driven music.
3. Los Vigilantes w/ Therapists, Denizens & Scavengercunt
Where: East End
How Much: $5
When: Saturday, March 31st-9pm
Why: Visiting us all the way from Puerto Rico is gritty garage rock quartet Los Vigilantes! If you’re a fan of Black Lips or Davila 666, this show is the closest you’re gonna get! Therapists will be joining this night of debauchery playing some new tunes for us. Get there early for Scavengercunt and Denizens! Ring in the new month with 4 rad bands for only $5!
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1. School of Rock and PDX Pop Now! Present: Best of Portland
Where: Crystal Ballroom
How Much: $14/$20
When: Friday, January 13th—7pm
Why: Local teens playing the best tunes from the best local bands like YACHT, Purple Rhinestone Eagle, and Horse Feathers. Joining the kids on stage will be members of: Typhoon, Radiation City, Menomena, M. Ward, The Thermals, and more! Proceeds go to benefit PDX Pop Now! and PROWUS Music Scholarships!
2. Forest Park Record Release w/ Your Rival & Duck Little Brother Duck
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $5
When: Saturday, January 14th—7pm
Why: The captivating vocals of Maya Kiko Stoner and Katherine Paul should be enticing enough to get you to this anticipated record release. It might be a chilly winter evening, but once the dynamic guitars and slow-building yet powerful drums fall on your ears you’ll have no problem warming up. [If you need more Forest Park, they also play Friday the 13th w/ members of Typhoon and Like A Villain, as well as performances by Aan and Youth]
3. Thee Cormans, Cécilia Und Die Sauerkrauts, Thee Headliners & Chemicals
Where: Kenton Club
How Much: Free!
When: Sunday, January 15th—9pm
Why: Here it is—the first ridiculously awesome show of the year! Five bands, one DJ, and so much dancing you’re gonna be one hot and sweaty mess by the time the night is over. Kicking off at 9:30 w/ French-pop garage group Cécilia Und Die Sauerkrauts and you definitely don’t want to miss LA surf creeps Thee Cormans!
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