1. Bare Wires w/ Outdoorsmen and Taxi Boys
Where: East End
How Much: $8 (+21)
When: Thursday, June 30th
Why: Matthew Melton has been kicking out the jams for the better part of a decade. Originally from Memphis, Melton moved to Oakland where his solo efforts brought on projects like Snake Flower 2 and Bare Wires. The latter is the finest power-pop glam/punk you’ll hear out of Oakland. Keep your ears peeled for new songs from their third album due out later this year!
2. “Girl Trouble”: All-Female Powerhaus Dance Party
How Much: $3/$10 (+21)
When: Friday, July 1st
Why: Half a dozen of Portland’s female DJs spinning girl group gems! DJ Honey O (of the Miracles Club), DJ Patricia Furpurse (of Soft Metals), DJ Linger (Genevieve of Linger & Quiet), DJ L-Train (Liz Wallenberg), DJ Cuica (Karen of Mississippi Records, and DJ Linoleum (Andrea K). $3 for the ladies, $3 for men accompanied by ladies, and $10 for unaccompanied dudes!
3. Modest Mouse w/ Talkdemonic
How Much: $44(adv)/$48
When: Saturday, July 2nd
Why: Has it really been 3 years since Isaac and company last played their (our) fair city? Perhaps Mr. Brock has been busy with Glacial Pace Recordings, who just welcomed Talkdemonic to their family. Tickets are a bit pricy (ok, way over-priced), but if you can swing it you’ll still get out early enough to catch an evening of the Blues Festival on the waterfront!
Still no plans for the 4th? Have a great time at the Hempstead World Music Festival, July 4th @ the Washington Park Rose Gardens Amphitheatre!