Ghost Foot > The Shivas > Kyle Craft

02 February 2018, Doug Fir, Portland, OR [NO TICKET STUB] This was one of those shows where you leave feeling like the entire experience was worth it. Every band, every drink, every laugh, every dollar. Rolling out with a smile spanning ear to ringing ear. Maybe it was the fact it was Kyle Craft's new... Continue Reading →

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Jen Cloher > John Craigie > Haley Heyndrickx

26 January 2018, Revolution Hall, Portland, OR Free event This was for the Pickathon 2018 Announcement Party. Each of the 3 artists tonight played 2 songs: Jen Cloher came out with a bang in chopping guitars, poetry, and a bit of that thin wild guitar. The songs built to powerful poetic mountains and really got... Continue Reading →

Lori Goldston > Circuit des Yeux

24 January 2018, Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR Lori Goldston:This girl was like the Thurston Moore of the cello. Or maybe even Glenn Branca. Not so much in the avant-garde aspect as the master-of-their-gift, but either way you might expect to see Lori part of a Thurston collaboration. The set was seamless as if it was... Continue Reading →

Cherry Glazerr > Slowdive

26 October 2018, McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR [NO TICKET STUB] Cherry Glazerr, although what I think as a strange choice for co-headliner with Slowdive, were definitely worth getting in early to see. Having discovered Cherry Glazerr through Julian Casablancas+the Voidz and hearing both Haxel Princess and Apocalipstic I knew I had to see them... Continue Reading →

The Dirty Nil > Bleached > Against Me!

10 September 2017, Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR [NO TICKET STUB] Bleached Incomplete setlist information. ... Dead In Your Head The Dirty Nil Incomplete setlist information. ... Fuckin' Up Young ... Against Me! Incomplete setlist information. True Trans Soul Rebel I Was a Teenage Anarchist ProVision L-3 New Wave From Her Lips to God's Ears (The... Continue Reading →

Pickathon 2017: Day 01

05 August 2017, Pendarvis Farm, Portland, OR [NO TICKET STUB] I remember Dungen playing the Häxan album (in its entirety) being the highlight of Pickathon 2017 for me. Now before you go and start giving me reasons why I should have said Dinosaur Jr. or Tank and the Bangas or even Priests, one of my... Continue Reading →

The War on Drugs

02 August 2017, Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR [NO TICKET STUB] If I remember correctly, my wife sent me a text message around 10:30 AM that this free show was going down. My parents had just landed in town and I had the day off since I was picking them up and spending time with them.... Continue Reading →

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

21 June 2017, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR [NO TICKET STUB] Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Anthrocene Jesus Alone Magneto Higgs Boson Blues From Her to Eternity Tupelo Jubilee Street The Ship Song Into My Arms Girl in Amber I Need You Red Right Hand The Mercy Seat Distant Sky Skeleton Tree Encore:... Continue Reading →

Kingdom of Not > Reptaliens > Foxygen

24 May 2017, Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR [NO TICKET STUB] Kingdom of Not was one of the most fun shows I've ever seen. It was just a two-piece band with a guitar player and a singer... no.. a singer and mask-wearer. The whole act was unlike anything else I've ever sen: the singer kept pulling... Continue Reading →

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