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May
20 Fri
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Hatchie

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ DOS: $20.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ DOS Public Onsale: May 20, 2022 12:00 AM to May 20, 2022 11:00 PM

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w/ Caroline Loveglow



A Hatchie song is immediately transportive -- a celestial collision of shoegaze and pop, a haze of reverb-laden guitar lines and lyrics acutely charting a vivid flood of emotions, about anything from falling in love to anxieties about your own identity. It’s a map of Harriette Pilbeam’s interior world, wrapped up in gauzy, wall-of-sound daydreams. The Brisbane, Aus. native behind the moniker makes music that’s hook-laden and thoughtful, dreamy and dense, and, above all, immediately recognizable as Hatchie.

“This Enchanted” is Hatchie’s first new single since her lauded debut album Keepsake, as well as the first release via Secretly Canadian. It captures the intense rush of love, the way you can plunge into those feelings the same way you could drown in a Hatchie song -- a tidal wave of swirling textures, kaleidoscopic guitars and layers of twinkling synths, but with intensified energy. Consider it, if you will, a reintroduction to Hatchie’s sound.

Punctuated by an oversized bassline, “This Enchanted” is a dusky, nebulous glimmer, envisioning Hatchie on the dance floor, essentially capturing a creative spark on tape. For Pilbeam, it felt like a lightbulb moment in her songwriting, a burst of creative energy and sudden inspiration for the new places she’d take Hatchie from the initial waves of success. A new direction inviting more movement, more fun -- diverting away from shoegaze and inviting the listener to look up, too.




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May
21 Sat
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Kuinka

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $16.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: March 11, 2022 9:00 AM to May 21, 2022 12:00 AM

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*At the request of the artist, proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry. In addition, masks must be worn in the venue when not actively eating or drinking. Details here*




w/ Thunderstorm Artis & Payge Turner


Are you longing for (slightly) simpler times when your biggest problem was the size of your CD binder? Travel back in time with Kuinka's '90s Throwback Party! (part 2) featuring one set of classic hits from the 1990s, one set of Kuinka faves, plus special guests to keep you electric sliding all night.

Kuinka

Described by NPR Music as joyous folk pop, Kuinka "laces modern folk and Americana with an electronic jolt, waltzing along the grooved edges of dream-pop, synth-pop, and Brooklyn’s mid-aughts guitar-rock revival" (Vanyaland). Their genre-defying music features several different lead singers, four-part harmony, and eclectic instrumentation including cello, banjo, ukulele, and synthesizers. For all of their sonic experimentation, the Seattle quintet songs and live shows are linked by an infectious energy that remains present in everything they do. Their new full-length album Shiny Little Corners is out now.

"Kuinka crafts songs that are engaging and original with a proper amount of established canon and innovation. Stories are laced through the lyrics, there are celebrations as well as lamentations—there is synth and cello! It is such a wonderful thing to hear a sound you've adored for so long ameliorated like this, with nothing missing, only new possibilities added to the mix." -Paste Music & Daytrotter

"Seraphic vocals bookended by ukulele, cello, and heavy percussion will leave you feeling giddy and glad to be alive." -The Stranger

Kuinka is:

Nathan Hamer // ukulele, vocals + mandolin

Zach Hamer // lead guitar, vocals + harmonica 

Michelle Nuño // drums

Jillian Walker // cello, synthesizer + vocals

Miranda Zickler // vocals, synthesizer, banjo, rhythm guitar



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May
22 Sun
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SOLD OUT: Devotchka

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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The Devotchka shows originally scheduled for 12/29/22 at Mississippi Studios and 12/30/21 at Polaris Hall have been rescheduled to Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 at Mississippi Studios. Tickets purchased for the rescheduled Mississippi Studios and Polaris Hall shows will be valid for the rescheduled date at Mississippi Studios.


w/ Isabeau Waia'u Walker


A cross-pollination of numerous influences, including cabaret, spaghetti Westerns, norteño, punk, and the immigrant dance music of Eastern Europe, Colorado-based quartet DeVotchKa, formed in Denver by multi-instrumentalists Nick Urata (vocals, guitar, trumpet),  

Tom Hagerman (violin, accordion), Jeanie Schroder (sousaphone, bass) and percussionist Shawn King, emerged as unlikely indie heroes in the mid-2000s infusing modern indie music with a global flavor.
 
They found widespread success in 2006 with their Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the hit indie film Little Miss Sunshine. Signing with revered indie, Anti-, the band delivered A Mad and Faithful Telling in early 2008, reaching the number nine slot on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. A lengthy world tour followed, including stops at major festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Bumbershoot. After doing more soundtrack work, this time for the 2009 comedy I Love You Phillip Morris, the group returned to the studio for 2011’s moody and triumphant 100 Lovers. Embarking on another world tour, they collaborated with the Colorado Symphony on the 2012 concert album Live with the Colorado Symphony. Over the next several years, Urata became increasingly involved in his own film composition career, scoring movies like Crazy Stupid Love, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Paddington, and the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events. Meanwhile, the band regrouped for a lengthy recording session, eventually returning in 2018 with their sixth album, This Night Falls Forever, this time via Concord Records.



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May
24 Tue
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A Place to Bury Strangers

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: August 6, 2021 10:00 AM to May 24, 2022 12:00 AM

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A Place To Bury Strangers originally scheduled for February 12th, 2022 at Mississippi Studios has been rescheduled to May 24th, 2022 at Mississippi Studios. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored at the rescheduled show.


w/  Glove & The Prids


A Place To Bury Strangers
In 2003, Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers emerged on the scene out of Oliver Ackermann’s psychotropic vision. Often cited as ‘ the loudest band in New York’, APTBS is known for their vicious live performances overloaded with all-consuming visuals, experimental sonic warfare, and treacherous stage antics.


2021 welcomes a lineup change for A Place To Bury Strangers. New members John Fedowitz (bass) and Sandra Fedowitz (drums) of Ceremony East Coast cement the most sensational version of the band to date. John and Oliver were childhood friends who had played in the legendary underground shoegaze band Skywave, crafting futuristic punk music together. This next phase is a sonic return to APTBS’s most raw and unhinged endeavors, pushed even further into a new chaotically apocalyptic incarnation.


During the on-going global pandemic, Ackermann spent his time building this new band, raising money and awareness for those in need, establishing the record label Dedstrange, designing futuristic space synthesizers for his company Death By Audio, and producing a brand new A Place To Bury Strangers EP. The new EP, Hologram was released on July 16, 2021 to universal acclaim:


“Hologram’s meticulous sound drives home how much finesse goes into making noisy music sound distinctive. A Place to Bury Strangers lift us off the ground and into a cracked sky.” — Pitchfork


“Hologram is both rougher and rawer than we've heard APTBS be in a while, and more melodic, too...One of the most striking things about the EP is Ackermann's vocals which are less buried in the mix, revealing a terrific, emotive singer. Anxious to see where this leads them next.” — BrooklynVegan


"The trio creates a racket here that seems to outmatch anything that’s come out of New York in the past decade. Yes, you read that correctly and I’ll stand by it. " — Ghettoblaster Magazine


“[Hologram is] a truly arresting EP—one that bodes incredibly well for the future, even if, as that last song fades into a sad oblivion, there’s very little future to be found in here.” — FLOOD Magazine


“ A Place to Bury Strangers is intentionally not easy, and the concluding wall of noise that crashes upon the listener may overwhelm some, but for a band that has repeatedly built upon previous success, Hologram is, thus far, the pinnacle of what APTBS can achieve." — Jersey Beat







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May
26 Thu
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Tomberlin

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $18.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: February 18, 2022 10:00 AM to May 26, 2022 12:00 AM

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*At the request of the artist, proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry. In addition, masks must be worn in the venue when not actively eating or drinking. Details here*


w/ Jana Horn 


Tomberlin’s i don’t know who needs to hear this…
By Sarah Nicole Prickett

People are not doing well. People are struggling—with work, and with living together, and with loneliness. People keep calling and forgetting what they were going to say. People have a lot to grieve. People are going to love the new Tomberlin album, i don’t know who needs to hear this…, because it is all about their pain and yet is pleasant as well as interesting to listen to, resonant with the sense that in these times it’s best to be uncertain.  

“The theme of the record,” she explains, “is to examine, hold space, make an altar for the feelings.” Hold space: Tomberlin’s songs do it literally, making it heard space. Her full-length debut, At Weddings (2018, Saddle Creek), was widely praised for the sparsity and delicacy of its instrumentation, especially in contrast with the emotional heft of her lyrics.  

Here, the space feels larger and holier, built to echo. Pedal steel. Old acoustic guitars, freshly plucked. A drifting synthesizer. Chill, brushy percussion. Ambient, expansive clarinet and saxophone. Aleatory piano trills, a lot of piddling with the occasional splash. The looseness and wideness of the arrangements conveys a tender regard for their parts, as though each arpeggio, loop, scratch is a found shell or feather in the hand. Then there is the instrument of her voice, which has the endearing quality of being perfectly tuned but reluctantly played. “I’m not a singer,” she sings on “idkwntht.” “I’m just someone who’s guilty.”

Tomberlin is Sarah Beth Tomberlin, a pastor’s kid born in Florida, raised in rural Illinois. She wrote the majority of her debut while living at home. For a while after leaving home and church, she lived in Louisville, Kentucky. She worked a day job and kept writing songs. She posted some of these songs to Bandcamp, which led to her signing a record deal with Saddle Creek, and her debut album, At Weddings. It all happened fast: Less than a year after her first live show, she performed on Jimmy Kimmel and she ended up moving to L.A. which is where she wrote Projections (2020), her EP followup to At Weddings, though she recorded it in Philadelphia.



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May
27 Fri
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SLANG

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $13.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: February 18, 2022 10:00 AM to May 27, 2022 12:00 AM

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w/ Kelli Schaefer & Field Drums


Slang’s debut
COCKROACH IN A GHOST TOWN is a force of nature that came, seemingly, out of nowhere. Lyricist/singer/guitarist Drew Grow and drummer/singer Janet Weiss started the band over a decade ago in Portland, OR—both having spent more than half their lives dedicated to making and performing music. Through the years, Weiss has played with everyone from her bands Quasi, Wild Flag, and Sleater-Kinney, to collaborators like Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, and others.; Grow has fronted his own groups Modern Kin and the Pastors’ Wives, producing other bands along the way. Starting as a moonlighting collaboration, the meeting of this particular group was kismet if not totally cosmic.




In their first iteration as a duo, Slang hammered the Everly Brothers inside-out; they put a keen new light on songs by the Traveling Wilburys and Jackson C. Frank—setting out to harmonize together and just play. Following a homespun two-song cassette, the band grew to include Kathy Foster (Roseblood, The Thermals) on bass and Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce) on guitar/vocals—with record appearances made by Sam Coomes (Quasi), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), Mary Timony (Helium, Ex Hex, Wild Flag) and others.





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May
28 Sat
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Ezra Bell

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $12.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: April 18, 2022 10:00 AM to May 28, 2022 12:00 AM

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w/ Cedar Teeth and Charles & Ritchie

Ezra Bell

Ezra Bell is: Aaron Mattison (horns) Maurice Spencer (bass) Honora Hildreth (vocals) Jeremy Asay (keys, guitar) Tom Trotter (drums) and Benjamin Wuamett (vocals). Ezra Bell was founded late in the summer of 2013. It was warm enough to sit on the porch into the evening and learn a couple of songs. A lap drum a banjo and an out-of-tune guitar. Woodie Guthrie , “It’s a Folk Singer’s job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people.” That’s what Ezra Bell does. Years on, they’ve put out records and toured the country. In Salt Lake, a young man told Ben Wuamett (singer/songwriter) he was ‘his hero.’ The hero spent the night on the foor with his overcoat for a blanket; the host and the piano man making love a few steps from his pillow. The foor wasn’t as bad as a cardboard box in a vacant lot. Wuamett smiled. It’s surprising Ezra Bell is still at it. Streaming services have surprisingly worked in Ezra Bell’s favor and listeners resonate with the tales spinning out of order around disconcerting musical interludes. Somehow, a licensing company commissioned Ezra Bell to play and record Sam Cooke’s worst song for an insurance commercial. Said company few Wuamett to Mexico City to record the vocals so as not to be sued by the Sam Cooke Foundation. The commercial aired on Superbowl Sunday. Ezra Bell does not espouses neither football nor insurance but sold out accordingly for the pittance that was paid and the exposure. Such is the music industry. Many heartfelt messages from unknown listeners have kept Ezra Bell busy writing and recording. Eventually, a booking agency caught on to the growing cult following and propped Ezra Bell up in front of audiences outside of Portland, forcing the band to drive thousands of miles, sometimes in single day, to play for small crowds. After recording an album over a year ago, a record label signed Ezra Bell to release the album and make vinyl copies. You’re reading this now because you’re going to buy that album, suitably called, This Way to Oblivion. 



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May
29 Sun
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Abronia

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $10.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: April 15, 2022 10:00 AM to May 29, 2022 12:00 AM

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w/ Death Parade & Mouth Painter


ABRONIA
Map of Dawn
Feeding Tube / Cardinal Fuzz LP


For their great third LP, this Portland OR sextet heads deep into the scalding sun of what feels like the Sonoran Desert. There is an edge to the fried guitar and the ever more massive drumming that evokes a parched ritual of psychedelic worship. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact initial rehearsals took place outdoors, during which time the Pacific Northwest was on fire (both in the forests and on the streets). When you know this fact, you can begin to appreciate the smoke as a compositional component.


Abronia's line-up has not changed since 2019's The Whole of Each Eye(FTR 498), but their sound keeps evolving in terms of both depth and connection. The percussion achieves a true otherness here. Both Shaver's Big Drum, and the additions of pedal steel player Rick Pedrosa, create a central pulse that's impossible to resist. The bass and guitars, slither through the haze, raising up for massive strikes at times, just laying back and waiting at others. Different instrumental slices of this album might remind you of anyone from the Gun Club to Savage Republic to Amon Duul II. But Keelin Mayer's vocals are more of a presence this time as well.


Occasionally, there's a way her voice combines with the coiling Eastern-tinged string parts and lazy propulsion that reminds of Grace Slick's pre-Airplane band, the Great Society. But she is just as likely to conjure up visions of Scream-era Siouxsee, surrounded by gauzy clouds of guitar.


Still, the collective brunt of Map of Dawn is bracingly original. It doesn't really sound like anyone else. Abronia have developed a nuanced and totally addictive approach to creating song forms. I'm just hoping I'll get a chance to see them live some time soon. Music this good should be a fully immersive experience.


--Byron Coley 2022



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Jun
2 Thu
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No-No Boy

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: March 10, 2022 10:00 AM to June 2, 2022 12:00 AM

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w/ Jacob Miller


Julian Saporiti is a Vietnamese and Italian American songwriter and scholar. His multi-media work “No-No Boy” has transformed his Ivy League PhD research on Asian American history into concerts, albums and films which have reached a broad and diverse public audience. His latest album 1975 released through Smithsonian Folkways has been hailed by NPR as “an act of revisionist subversion” and American Songwriter called it “insanely listenable and gorgeous.” By using art to dive into highly divisive issues such as race, refugees and immigration, Saporiti aims to allow audience members to sit with complication as music and visuals open doorways to difficult histories. Saporiti holds degrees from Berklee College of Music, University of Wyoming and Brown University and has worked with cultural institutions such as Lincoln Center, the LA Philharmonic, the National Parks and Carnegie Hall. 

"one of the most insurgent pieces of music you'll ever hear... 
re-examines americana with devastating effect..."
- NPR


"Amazing storytelling in the finest folk tradition."
- San Francisco Chronicle



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Jun
3 Fri
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Sonny & the Sunsets

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $13.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: April 5, 2022 11:00 AM to June 3, 2022 12:00 AM

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w/ Earth Girl Helen Brown


“It was before Covid, I had this big free empty studio in the hills, I was supposed to be painting, that was my initial plan, and I just began making songs on an old guitar, songs about being alone, songs about failed men, some dark tales of longing. I was reading some old western paperbacks, and I would go on these walks in the hills, come inside and write these kind of lonesome country songs. Then the pandemic began, and everyone was alone now, and it felt like it had been strangely prescient to write about being alone” Smith speaks about the birth of this record. It sounds like it's part of a genre that should have happened: a sixties teen country music that merged with sixties pop. New Day with New Possibilities, the latest 'country' offering by Sonny & the Sunsets, is clearly a companion piece to the cult loved third Sunsets release Longtime Companion, the laid back country record which marked the beginning of the Sunsets as an explorative project and not just locked into one sound. New Day With New Possibilities joins with a kind of Michael Hurley home grown sound but also leaning into Chelsea Girls baroque strings sound as on Driftin’ and The Lonely Men. Pedal Steel maestro Joe Goldmark lifts the record into Doug Sahm and Buck Owens territory. As much as the music ushers in a laid-back country feeling, the lyrics are where this album depart. Lonely Men, a Bill Calahan-ish dry observational take, is a searing damnation of broken men who cannot find the capacity to fully love. Lyrically Smith sets the goals high, Earl and His Girl and Ride the Dark Trail both sound like William Burroughs wrote a Louis L'amour style Western paperback: "Looks like I’m fat but I’m tough as new rubber, I heard you chose your last rancho cause he’s rough, But, I am rougher, My boots may be full of mud, I have no bullets for my gun, But if you want to come, We can ride the trail together" a love poem of sorts, with subtle connects the song to the late David Berman. 'Heartbreak is my obsession/I teach the school of rejection...I’m on the board of depression/and I’m up for re-election', he sings during Love Obsession, lyrics that sound like they could have sailed out of Hank Williams. “I didn’t make any paintings at the studio, the time I was at the studio just turned into music, music, music, and these empty canvasses just sat in a corner, which is great, which is perfect. Seems like when I set out to do something really specific, it just fails to start, and I realize my ego isn’t really steering things… stuff comes out from the deep inside and knocks me around and tells me who’s really in charge, re-orients me to a new possibility.”

 



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Jun
4 Sat
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Laura Gibson

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: April 12, 2022 10:00 AM to June 4, 2022 12:00 AM

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w/ Anis Mojgani & Encouragement Friendship Band 


Laura Gibson is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and producer, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille. Her most recent album Goners (Barsuk/City Slang) was praised by NPR as “a gripping collection of songs about accountability and grief.” The Fader called it, "so incessantly beautiful that one cannot help but want to gently crack it open to get to its beating core.” The New York Times described her music as, “longing and instinct, and whether they can ever converge.”


Both literary and raw, with a love of traditional folk music and a bent toward experimentation, Gibson has performed across four continents and had the distinct honor of playing the very first (and 200th) NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Between albums, she earned an MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College, completing her thesis in the back of a tour van. She's an enthusiastic collaborator in the Portland community with major arts organizations as well as her indie rock peers. She written songs for theatre and film, scored the award-winning Timber Wars Podcast and has lent her voice to many beloved bands. She is currently working on both a book and a new album.


At this very special show at Mississippi Studios, her first since before the pandemic, Laura will be sharing brand new (perhaps slightly wobbly) songs as well as old favorites. She will also debut a new project with Rachel Blumberg called Encouragement Friendship Band and will collaborate onstage with Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani.




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Jun
5 Sun
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SOLD OUT: Still Corners

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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w/ Foxes in Fiction


Still Corners is the musical project of Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes. The group formed shortly after Murray met Hughes by chance at a London train stop in 2009. Over the past decade, the band has delivered a steady stream of music that is at once reflective, searching and romantic.


Sub Pop quickly signed the band after their first few singles and went on to release their debut album Creatures of an Hour in 2011 and followed that with Strange Pleasures in 2013.  Shortly thereafter the band started their own record label Wrecking Light Records and have gone on to release albums Dead Blue in 2016 and Slow Air in 2018 to critical acclaim.


Taken from Strange Pleasures, The Trip became a streaming phenomenon with one YouTube video acting as a virtual community for like-minded fans around the world. Lead singles from 2018’s Slow Air, The Message and Black Lagoon have followed suit and helped contribute to the band’s growing profile and most expansive touring schedule yet across North America, Europe and Asia in 2018 and 2019.


Building on Slow Air, Still Corners return with The Last Exit, an album about the myth and folklore of the open road.  In a world where everyone thinks all the corners of the map are filled in, Still Corners believe there's something beyond what we see and feel, something eternal in the landscape of those never-ending drives.


With the shimmering desert noir sound the band has become known for, The Last Exit takes you on a hypnotic journey, one filled with dilapidated towns, rolling unconcerned skies, and long trips that blur the line between what’s there and not there.


The Last Exit was released worldwide on 22nd January 2021.




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Jun
7 Tue
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Sunflower Bean

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $17.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: February 11, 2022 10:00 AM to June 7, 2022 12:00 AM

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w/ Palehound & Liily


Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean is an indie rock trio out of NYC. Formed in late 2013 with singer/guitarist Nick Kivlen, singer/bassist Julia Cumming, and drummer Jacob Faber — all in high school at the time — they quickly earned attention for their alternately rock-edged and dreamy guitar tunes, after their first EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets, arrived in January 2015. Later that year they were invited to open on tours for the likes of DIIV, The Vaccines, and Best Coast. Their debut album, Human Ceremony, was issued by Fat Possum in early 2016. They toured Human Ceremony internationally for the next year and half, playing heavily in the UK, Europe, Japan, and China. In 2017, they were the direct support for both the Pixies and Wolf Alice. The band also managed to find time off in their hometown of NYC to write and record their sophomore album, Twentytwo in Blue, which was co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait and Matt Molnar (formerly of Friends). Twentytwo in Blue was released on March 23rd, 2018 via Mom+Pop Music and Lucky Number Music, almost exactly 2 years and 2 months from their debut album. All members were 22 years old when the record was created and released. Twentytwo in Blue debuted at #39 in the UK’s TOP 40 Album Charts and #16 on Billboard’s Independent Album Charts. In early 2019, the band will be releasing a new EP, “King Of The Dudes” which features BBC1’s Hottest Record In The World, “Come For Me”. They recorded the EP in LA during the summer of 2018 with producer Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Angel Olsen, Sky Ferreira). “Come For Me” has become the band’s first single to chart in the US. It debuted at #37 in Billboard’s Triple A Rock Chart.

Palehound

Acclaimed by fans & critics alike, prolific singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner​, aka Palehound, ​is known for sharing intimate meditations on love, gender, body image and self acceptance. ​Her most recent album, Black Friday, is a finespun exploration of all the forms that love can take: love between friends, love for people no longer in your life, love in the face of self-hate, love that endures through major life changes or through many tiny catastrophes. 

On stage, the band takes audiences on a ​cathartic ​journey ​of exhilarati​on, ​empowerment and community​, whether headlining or opening for such idols as Courtney Barnett, The Breeders, Mitski, ​Big Thief, ​Japanese Breakfast, ​Jay Som ​and others.​ 



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BRONCHO

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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w/ special guest Tchotchke


BRONCHO
I KNOW YOU TOUR 2022

BRONCHO return to the road for the first time in three years with the I KNOW YOU TOUR 2022 where the Oklahoma band - Ryan Lindsey, Penny Pitchlynn, Nathan Price and Ben King - will be performing songs from their landmark first four albums; the catchy, playful vibe of Can’t Get Past the Lips (2011) and Just Enough Hip to Be Woman (2014) as well as the deliberate sonic intent of 2016’s sludgy, moodier art piece Double Vanity and of course, and perhaps the most critically-acclaimed album in the quartet's decade-long career, Bad Behavior (2018); with its fan faves and urgent, bonafide pop songs, “Sandman,” “Boys Got to Go,” “Get in My Car” and “Keep it in Line." Broncho crafts sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock. You could make all the likely comparisons to punk bands of the '70s — Ramones, Iggy Pop and The Stooges — or even bring up the new-school garage-rock undertones of The Strokes and The Strange Boys. But that would sell the band short. If anything, it combines the best elements of both genres: raw guitar chords and energy, plus DIY sentiment, but with hi-fi production. Their pop sensibilities create a world where T. Rex, Tom Petty and The Cars collide.

Tchotchke

Tchotchke is Anastasia Sanchez (drums, vocals) and Eva Chambers (bass, vocals) and Emily Tooraen (guitar, vocals). As teenagers, Sanchez and Chambers both played in Los Angeles’ indie-darlings Pinky Pinky and recorded for the Innovative Leisure label. Now all grown up, at the ripe old age of 22, the NYC-based trio ushers in a new era with a new band name, home turf, line-up and of course, music.

The band’s debut single, “Dizzy," was recorded on Long Island in Brian and Michael D’addario's (aka The Lemon Twigs) parents’ basement. The Twigs produced the track and it’s the first of many recordings made with them. “It’s a song about old flames and the notion that a relationship could be more exciting ‘the second time around,’” Sanchez said.

The band filmed the “Dizzy” video in Super 8 with help from friend Hilla Eden. The video features Anastasia, Eva and Emily, in a bloody boxing match cut with additional performance shots from inside the ring. The video co-stars Chambers’ grandfather “Papi” as the ring card man. It was shot at Heavy Hitter Gym in Jersey City, New Jersey. The gym’s owner Big J gave the band a boxing lesson before the shoot. 


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RESCHEDULED TO 6/24/22: Lo Moon

Portland, OR
United States
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Like pausing a VHS tape, music freezes the frenetic motion of daily existence. Even if just for an instant, it calms the feedback loop of routine, engages respite, and provides perspective. Siphoning guitar transmissions and a dynamic vocal push-and-pull through a lens of cinematic production, Lo Moon deftly balance expansive soundscapes and eloquent songcraft. The Los Angeles based quartet—Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker, Sam Stewart and Sterling Laws - ultimately use music to make sense of each day on their sophomore offering, A Modern Life [Strngr Recordings/Thirty Tigers].


“It’s about survival’’ observes Matt. “Navigating through all that’s thrown at us. Maintaining who we are and where we want to be. Music itself has been so powerful for us in our own survival, it can change everything in an instant. As a band, we’ve got a lot of reverence for it and strive for it. We don’t take it for granted.”


They never have either...


In 2016, Lo Moon materialized as a fan and critical favorite with the buzzing “Loveless.” It paved the way for their 2018 self-titled full-length, Lo Moon, which NPR hailed as ‘’shimmering, immersive and otherworldly. As intimate as it is anthemic’’. Meanwhile, Variety attested, “It possesses a rare balance of pop-inflected songwriting and dense atmospherics that hold each other in check rather than clashing.” Beyond acclaim from The New York Times, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times, NME, Noisey and more, Billboard named them among “10 Rock & Alternative Artists to Watch.” Between amassing over 50 million streams, the band performed alongside The War On Drugs, Glass Animals, Phoenix, and Air in addition to gracing the bills of Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, SXSW, All Points East and more. The group also made their late-night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! followed by The Late Late Show With James Corden.

In the end, Lo Moon might just inspire you to enjoy A Modern Life a little more.

‘’The journey of making a record is always winding, every artist will tell you that. We found that all we needed was the connection to each other and the commitment to believe in the music and emotion in the four of us. Great art has the ability to transform, and transport and we know how powerful that can be. We hope this record does that for you and can’t wait to play it live. That will be the moment this journey feels truly complete.’’ says Matt.





 









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Haley Johnsen

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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w/ Wesley Dean & Sophie Dorsten



In early 2019, a few months before the release of her breakthrough album Golden Days, Haley Johnsen had just about wrapped her first solo tour of Europe when she arrived in London for her final concert and learned the unsettling news that the artist she was supposed to open for had scrapped the show. The multitalented singer songwriter thought she would have a three day UK vacation, but her manager, Warren Wyatt, had what she calls a “trick up his sleeve” – a serendipitous single evening recording session at the historic Abbey Road Studios which is now being released as Haley’s first guitar and vocal only album London Sessions. Its lead single, “Feel the Water,” was released March 13.


In a whirlwind of pure artistry, Haley knocked out eight songs, most of which she was confident in after performing them on so many tour dates. The eight track set on London Sessions features vocal and guitar only (with some foot percussion) takes of previously released singles and tunes from her earlier EPs.


Growing up in Beaverton, Oregon, Haley realized she could sing and following along with melodies by age three but kept her talent largely to herself, obsessively trying to teach herself how to sing from any music she could get her hands on. She cites her greatest influences as Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter, Eva Cassidy, Bonnie Raitt and other powerhouse Americana singers.


After launching her solo career with the release of the EP Through the Blue, she followed up with a few more singles and EPs, then began writing for her critically acclaimed album Golden Days, released in 2019. One of the project’s key tracks, “Weekend,” features Allen Stone on vocals. Last year, Haley toured with Portland based sister power trio band Joseph and currently works with EDM/Indie pop artist Big Wild, as his bassist and backup singer. One of the stops on the Big Wild tour was a sold-out show at Red Rocks in Colorado last September.


“I want my music to encourage people to push through their challenges and continue to have hope and belief in themselves and their authenticity,” Haley says. “London Sessions allows people to see me at my most raw and authentic. The opportunity to record there as an unsigned artist is one of the greatest gifts I have ever received. Topping my tour of Europe with that evening was a surreal time capsule of a moment I will never forget.”



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Jun
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EYELIDS almost record release show

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: April 22, 2022 10:00 AM to June 10, 2022 12:00 AM

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w/ Herman Jolly




EYELIDS

This WAS going to be the EYELIDS record release show for their new record, "A Colossal Waste Of Light", but you know the drill.  Delayed.  Instead, this will be a celebration of that record with music from it played live for the first time ever!  We will also be digging up music from all our past records (some of which have never been performed live), 7"s, and some oh-so-special guests. 
 
Plus there are two additional one-of-a-kind moments to make note of for this night:  A) We will be handing out a beautiful and free limited edition numbered poster to commemorate the night and B) Everyone in attendance might want to set aside the following night to partake of a very strange, mysterious gift from Eyelids as well.  We can't spill the beans yet but it will be announced (along with instructions) that night during the show.  Cause anyone who has been to any of our Mississippi Studios shows knows that they are not your typical shows.   

So let's do it up, rock sideways, and jettison us all into the sun.  Be ready.

 

HERMAN JOLLY

Herman Jolly, Sunset Valley’s singer-songwriter, has been around the block of rock. From the moon-landing moment of 1997’s The New Speed, Portland’s indie music was shaken and stirred with a string of albums loaded with pop songs that were ethereal and psychedelic.  Herman also released the cult country classic Mad Cowboy Disease in 1998 which still reverberates through the Sasquatch-infested forests of Oregon.


Herman Jolly is still writing and recording and has been joined in band form by Rick Bain (Rick Bain and the Genius Position) on bass and Mitchell Rupe (1776) on drums, and joining the band for guest vocals when they’re lucky is Megan Pickerel (Swoon 23).


 



 




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Jun
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School of Rock Pays Tribute to Seattle Sounds

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 11:00 AM, Show at 11:30 AM
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11 Sat
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School of Rock Pays Tribute to Hair Metal

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 12:30 PM, Show at 12:30 PM
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11 Sat
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Shad

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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Shad

Artist Biography by Vish Khanna

If you boil down Shad’s trajectory as a hip-hop artist up to this point, it all comes down to love. At a show, his people stare up at him with unconditional amounts of the stuff and he has used his platform as a rapper, a musician, and a writer, to search for and highlight all the love this hard world has to offer.


Shad’s family settled in London, Ontario after fleeing the Rwandan genocide. He came up like a lot of first generation Canadian kids, with this cultural duality and the sense that this good country had some baggage that he’d have to unpack some day. It was complicated, but he was raised well and he studied and contemplated the world. He has a Master’s degree, which he earned living in Vancouver for a few years but has since settled in Toronto.

He has released five solo albums: 2005’s When This Is Over; 2007’s The Old Prince; 2010’s TSOL; 2013’s Flying Colours; and 2018’s A Short Story About A War. The middle three were all nominated for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and TSOL won the 2011 Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards. With a rare combo of humour and substance, Shad’s records are a joy to listen to, full of pop craftsmanship that doesn’t turn a blind eye to human nature. Oh, and on a strange whim, he explored late eighties/early nineties chart-topping R&B vibes, on 2016’s Adult Contempt, as Your Boy Tony Braxton. Shad likes pop music.

In the past five years, Shad has elevated his profile and practice by emerging as a vital broadcaster: after departing his hosting gig on CBC Radio’s q, he went on to host the Hip-Hop Evolution docu-series, whose 2016 season was released by HBO Canada and earned both a prestigious Peabody Award and an International Emmy Award. Shad is on an Award Tour.

With all sorts of flows, a gorgeous singing voice, and a mind full of musical ideas, Shad is one of rap’s most significant artists. He’s on a mission of sorts that involves some soul searching of his own but is also about connection. His powerful work has galvanized fans and, after flying into the sky, always lands on common ground. Love is love.


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3939 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR
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