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The Kills Open Up MusicFestNW 2011

The Kills @ The Crystal Ballroom (MusicFestNW) | September 7 | $20 | 7 | All Ages Portland’s MusicfestNW 2011 is finally upon us and there are a wealth of amazing and interesting bands involved this year not least of which are The Kills who kick things off on day one with their own brand … Continue reading

Yuck Bring Their Slacker Pop To Portland

Yuck, Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Doug Fir Lounge | July 24 | $12 Adv, $13 | 8 | 21+ There’s a lot currently being said and written about Yuck. Concerning their gorgeous slacker pop sound and the great melodies they casually toss about and throw away in their songs. Yes there are the retrospective Lemonheads, … Continue reading

Cults Showcase Their Shimmering Pop

Cults, Guard, Writer @ Mississippi Studios | July 23 | $12 Adv, $14 | 8.30 | 21+ Cults are one of those ‘phenomenon’ that the internet spews forth from time to time. The remarkable take up following the online release of Go Outside earlier this year is a testimony of that. The solipsistic musical lilt, … Continue reading

Cold Cave And Austra – Synthpop’s Dream Team

Cold Cave, Austra @ Doug Fir Lounge | July 22 | $12 Adv, $14 | 8 | 21+ There’s a chilled synthpop vibe descending on Doug Fir Lounge July 22nd as two top exponents of leftfield, goth influenced electronica Cold Cave and Austra bring their cool sounds to Portland. Cold Cave’s latest album Cherish the … Continue reading

The Seductive Sounds of Memory Tapes

Memory Tapes @ Doug Fir Lounge | July 20 | $12 | 8 | 21+ Dayve Hawk, the deliberately shadowy creator of Memory Tapes, brings his delicious chill-wave to Doug Fir Lounge following the release of his sophomore album Player Piano on Carpark/Something in Construction. Whereas Memory Tapes first album Seek Magic brought together the … Continue reading

Parenthetical Girls Get Up Close and Personal

Parenthetical Girls, Vice Device, Extra Life and Sam Mickens @ Holocene | July 17 | $5 | 8.30 | 21+ When Portland’s own Parenthetical Girls put on a show they really make it count. So Holocene is guaranteed to be buzzing as the band showcase newer songs from the third installment of their Privilege EP’s … Continue reading

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