1. Times New Viking w/ And And And
- Where: Bunk Bar
- How Much: $10 (+21)
- When: Thursday, June 16th – 9pm
- Why: DIY trio hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Times New Viking brings us ridiculously addictive hooks, clever lyrics, and just the right kiss-off attitude. Jumping from Matador Records to an even bigger indie label, Merge, they released their fifth album, Dancer Equired earlier this year.
2. The Reservations Album Release w/ Wampire
-How Much: Free! (+21)
-When: Thursday, June 16th – 8:30pm
-Why: Debuting their full-length album on Gnar Tapes, The Reservations are the new R&B project by Rex Marshall of Mattress. Chris Hoganson (organ/vocals) provides the perfect yin to Marshall’s yang with his fiery falsetto. Churning out a mix of organ-driven soul and garage rock, you won’t want to miss what’s sure to be one of Portland’s own best releases this year.
3. The Slants / Bridge City Comics
-Where: Mississippi Studios
-How Much: $5 (adv)/$8 – all ages balcony!
-When: Sunday, June 19th – 7:30pm
-Why: Bridge City Comics, Robot Uprise, and KZME present the comic book release of Cognition: The Robot Uprise. $5 with Bridge City Comic proof of purchase! Plus as if a robot hell bent on destroying humanity wasn’t enough to get your heart pumping, bring your dancing shoes and shake your butt to synth-pop group The Slants!