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What’s Going On: 06/12 – 06/19

What’s Going On: 06/12 – 06/19

1. Parquet Courts w/ Naomi Punk  & Blood Beach
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $12
When: Wednesday, June 12th – 9:00pm
Why: Although formed in 2010, this Brooklyn quartet has created a buzz-building frenzy over the last year. The up-and-coming post-punk band was named as a “band to watch” by Rolling Stone in April, and rightfully so. Along for the ride is Olympia/Seattle’s Naomi Punk with noisy guitars and crashing cymbals, and Portland’s own Blood Beach making their first 2013 appearance on stage.

2. PDX Pop Now! Compilation Release Party 2013
Where: Backspace
How Much: $5 – $8
When: Friday, June 14th – 8pm
Why: Oh boy, is it that lovely time of year again already?! Gearing up for their annual summer festival, PDX Pop Now! will celebrate the release of their 2013 compilation with performances by Sapient w/ Sean Flinn and The Royal We, Summer Cannibals, and Wishyunu. $5 gets in you in the door with a digital copy of the release, or for a few bucks more you can grab the double CD for $8.

3. Mount Kimbie w/ Holy Other, Vinyl Williams
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $16
When: Saturday, June 15th – 9pm
Why: Somewhere between hazy and hypnotic, UK Electronic Duo Mount Kimbie are one of those groups that you see live accidentally and then immediately wonder how you’re just now hearing about them for the first time. The fly-under-the-radar-types are breaking those confines and carry a thicker, dancier sound from their new album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth into the cozy downstairs lounge of the ‘Fir. They also bring the opportunity to catch UK tourmates, the up-and-comer Holy Other.

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4. Burnt Ones w/ BOOM! & Jollapin Jasper
Where: Bunk Bar
How Much: $5
When: Sunday, June 16th – 9pm
Why: San Francisco psych-pop band, Burnt Ones, have releases on Burger Records, Castle Face Records, and Fuzz City Records (just to name a few)–every single one worthy of multiple listens and your hard-earned dollars. Rounding out the bill are the infectious BOOM! and Jollapin Jasper. Get there early and get ready to dance your face off!