Saturday, December 27, 2014

2015 Shows

Just like many, I enjoy making lists. For the shows I've attended, I'll list the bands I saw. If I didn't list an opening band, it's because I didn't see them. 

All shows in Portland unless otherwise noted.

1/2 - Primus
2/27 - Langhorne Slim
3/2 - The Goodsons
3/3 - Caribou
3/17 - Widespread Panic
4/10 - The Replacements 
4/22 - Mac DeMarco 
4/25 - Clutch, Mastodon 
4/29 - Lightning Bolt
5/5 - Sleater-Kinney
5/16 - Jukebox Heroes, Steelhorse 
5/28 - Eagles (Eugene, OR)
6/8 - Sufjan Stevens
6/12 - MxPx, Screeching Weasel
6/19 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 
6/20 - Agalloch
Upcoming Shows:

7/7 - Van Halen (Vancouver, WA)
7/18 - Project Pabst
7/19 - Project Pabst
7/21 - Rush
7/22 - Built To Spill
7/23 - Built To Spill
8/9 - Wilco
8/21 - MusicFestNW
8/22 - MusicFestNW
8/23 - MusicFestNW
9/14 - Foo Fighters  
9/19 - Kraftwerk
9/30 - My Morning Jacket
10/2 - My Morning Jacket (Seattle, WA)
10/3 - My Morning Jacket (Seattle, WA)
12/15 - Motley Crue

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2014 Shows

Just like many, I enjoy making lists. For the shows I've attended, I'll list the bands I saw. If I didn't list an opening band, it's because I didn't see them. Do I think you care what shows I'm going to, and what shows I've seen? No. This is for me, bookkeeping if you will.

All shows in Portland unless otherwise noted.

1/10 - The Builders and the Butchers
1/23 - Volcano Choir
1/31 - Zappa Plays Zappa 
3/6 - Tool
3/15 - Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
3/24 - St. Vincent
3/30 - The War On Drugs
4/3 - Future Islands 
4/8 - Bryan Ferry
4/11 - Co.Fee, Boubakiki, The Bots, Gabba Gabba Heys, Flatbush Zombies, The Preatures, Waxahatchee, Wye Oak, GOAT, Anthony Green, ZZ Ward, MS MR, Title Fight, Jagwar Ma, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Aloe Blacc, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, HAIM, AFI, Kate Nash, Neko Case, The Afghan Whigs, Broken Bells, Woodkid, Bryan Ferry, Girl Talk, The Knife, OutKast (Coachella - Indio, CA)
4/12 - Carbon Airways, Julian Casablancas, Holy Ghost, The Head and The Heart, Kid Cudi, Capital Cities, Future Islands, Lorde, Foster The People, Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Darkside, Skrillex, Pet Shop Boys, The Dismemberment Plan, Nas, Muse (Coachella - Indio, CA)
4/13 - Trombone Shorty, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Naked and Famous, Neutral Milk Hotel, Little Dragon, Calvin Harris, The Toy Dolls, Beck, Motorhead, Lucent Dossier Experience, Arcade Fire (Coachella - Indio, CA) 
4/15 - Moistboyz, Queens of the Stone Age
4/24 - Drive-By Truckers
4/29 - Mastodon
5/1 - Modest Mouse
5/2 - Modest Mouse
5/8 - Eef Barzelay
5/23 - De La Soul, Kongos, Shakey Graves, Princess, Phosphorescent, Foals, Phantogram, Foster The People, Damien Jurardo, Mogwai, OutKast, Die Antwoord (Sasquatch! - George, WA)
5/24 - The Bright Light Social Hour, Hobosexual, Augustines, The Dodos, Sol, Band of Skulls, Violent Femmes, Deafheaven, Panda Bear, Sandrider, Austra, The National, Boys Noize, Cut Copy (Sasquatch! - George, WA)
5/25 - Pink Mountaintops, Tune-Yards, Sir Sly, Lucius, Elbow, Bob Mould, HAIM, Rodriguez, Parquet Courts, Polyrthmics, Portugal. The Man, Queens of the Stone Age, Gesaffelstein, Major Lazer (Sasquatch! - George, WA)
5/30 - Sallie Ford, The Decemberists 
7/2 - Steely Dan, Fuck Buttons
8/9 - NONONO, Foster The People
8/12 - Steve Winwood, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
8/16 - Man Man, Future Islands, Run the Jewels, Phantogram, Girl Talk (MusicfestNW)
 8/17 - Spoon (MusicfestNW)
8/21 - Jenny Lewis, Beck
8/27 - Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks
8/28 - Slint 
9/6 - Swans
9/25 - Bright Light Bright Light, Elton John
9/27 - Violent Femmes, Red Fang, Phosphorescent, Rocket From the Crypt, Tears for Fears, Deep Sea Diver, Built to Spill, High on Fire (Project Pabst)
9/28 - Lord Huron, GZA, Modest Mouse (Project Pabst)
10/2 - Big Haunt, Ought 
10/6 - The Felice Brothers 
10/17 - Blitzen Trapper
11/15 - Lyrics Born
11/20 - Justin Timberlake  
11/29 - Stevie Wonder (Las Vegas)
12/3 - The War On Drugs
12/9 - Billy Idol 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Setlist: Portugal. The Man, Portland

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Thursday, July 18th, 2013

This was a difficult setlist to track, because Portugal. The Man likes to mix in other artist's songs, blend one song into another, and play medleys of various songs. Luckily I am well versed in hip hop and classic rock, so I was able to peg most of the cover snippets. If anything, this setlist will be difficult to cut and past into

1. Purple Yellow Red and Blue
2. All Your Light (Extended jam mixed with Ghostface Killah's "Kilo")
3. Evil Friends
4. (Extended intro of Dayman into...) So American
5. People Say
6. Guns and Dogs (mixed with Kanye West's "Power")
7. Atomic Man
8. The Sun (blending into...)
9. Senseless (blending into...)
10. Sea Of Air
11. Modern Jesus
12. Got It All (blending into...)
13. When The War Ends (mixed with the Beatles "Don't Let Me Down")
14. Hip Hop Kids
15. Creep in a T-Shirt (blending into...)
16. Someday Believers
17. Purple Yellow Red and Blue (Yes, again)

18. The Devil (mixed with the Beatles "Helter Skelter")
19. Sleep Forever (mixed with the Beatles "Hey Jude")

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cake At The Doug Fir For Face Value ($40)

Actually, face value is $39.50, but after fees, the ticket was more like $46. Either way, I'm selling it for $40. If you are a giant Cake fan, and want to attend, send me an email. You must convince me you are not a scalper. Cake sold out Edgefield (capacity 5,000) last year, so playing a venue with a capacity under 400 is pretty huge. I'm not risking selling this ticket to someone who will turn around and sell it for a profit. I might even require you to enter the venue with me, just so I know you aren't a scalper. I haven't decided yet. It depends on how comfortable I am with the replies.

And no, "is the ticket still available?" and "I'll take it, woohoo" doesn't convince me you aren't a scalper. Some people are so comically dumb. You don't need to write a book either. It's actually pretty easy to convince me you're legit. Email me at I'll leave this add up for a couple days before I respond to the winner, just so I can fuck with the scalpers charging a shit ton for these tickets, but also so the real non-scalping Cake fans have an opportunity to reply.

The show is Tuesday, May 28th.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

MGMT Ticket(s) For Face Value ($30)

I have at least one extra ticket to MGMT at the Crystal Ballroom Thursday night. I'm selling it for face value, which is $30 (I'll pay the fees). This sold out in a couple minutes, so hopefully everyone reading this knows there are people out there who are not looking to screw you out of a couple bucks. Email me at I'm not interested in selling this ticket to a scumbag who will turn around sell it for $80, so convince me you are a legit person interested in going to the show, and I'll get back to the person I feel most comfortable selling it to. You have to be willing to pick up the ticket near China Town (Downtown) in the early evening Tuesday, Wednesday, or the night of the show. If the add is still up on Craigslist, it's because I haven't decided who to sell the ticket(s) to. Here's my middle finger scalpers.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

2013 Shows

Just like many, I enjoy making lists. For the shows I've attended, I'll list the bands I saw. If I don't have an opening band listed, it's because I didn't see them. Do I think you care what shows I'm going to, and what shows I've seen? Not really. This is more for me, bookkeeping if you will.

All shows in Portland unless otherwise noted.

2/1 - Built To Spill
2/6 - Soundgarden
2/13 - Marilyn Manson
2/22 - The Residents
3/3 - Dream Tiger, Astronautalis, Why? 
3/15 - Sassparella, Hillstomp
3/28 - Pojama People featuring Ike Willis (Frank Zappa Tribute)
3/30 - Mac DeMarco, Phoenix, Clutch
4/7 - Sharon Van Etten, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Seattle, WA)
4/12 - DJP, Moustache, Falcons, Skinny Lister, IO Echo, White Arrows, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Lord Huron, Deathfix, The Neighbourhood, C2C, Youth Lagoon, Beardyman, Dillon Francis, Jake Bugg, Polica, Johnny Marr, James McCartney, Divine Fits, Japandroids, Alt-J, Lee Scratch Perry, Palma Violets, Four Tet, Modest Mouse, Dog Blood, Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TNGHT, Infected Mushroom, Wolfgang Gartner, Grinderman, Blur, Jurassic 5, The Stone Roses, How To Destroy Angels (Coachella: Indio, CA)
4/13 - Guards, Trash Talk, Shovels & Rope, Action Bronson, Biffy Clyro, The Evens, Danny Brown, Dropkick Murphys, Puscifer, Violent Femmes, Portugal. The Man, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Spiritualized, Descendents, Pusha T, Moby, Franz Ferdinand, Janelle Monae, Phoenix, Sigur Ros, New Order (Coachella: Indio, CA)
4/14 - Wild Belle, Little Green Cars, Raider Klan, Ghost B.C., Cloud Nothings, Thee Oh Sees, Gaslight Anthem, Dinosaur Jr., Social Distortion, Rodriguez, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Pretty Lights, Father John Misty, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, OMD, Wu-Tang Clan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Prydz, Dead Can Dance (Coachella: Indio, CA) 
4/21 - Prince
5/4 - Blackberry Smoke
5/13 - Killer Mike, Big Boi
5/16 - MGMT
5/22 - Avi Buffalo, Akron/Family
5/24 - Built to Spill, Father John Misty, Arctic Monkeys, Matthew Dear, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Baauer (Sasquatch: George, WA)
5/25 - Akron/Family, Holy Ghost!, Porcelain Raft, Yppah featuring Anomie Belle, Divine Fits, the XX, John Talabot, Sigur Ros, Empire of the Sun, Tame Impala, Laidback Luke (Sasquatch: George, WA)
5/26 - the Tallest Man on Earth, El-P, Shad, Shout Out Louds, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Elvis Costello, Mumford & Sons, Primus (3D) (Sasquatch: George, WA)
5/27 - Dirty Projectors, The Barr Brothers, Death Grips, Menomena, Twin Shadow, Cake, Beachwood Sparks, the Lumineers, Postal Service (Sasquatch: George, WA)   
5/28 - Cake
6/13 - They Might Be Giants
7/6 - John Hiatt
7/14 - Portugal. The Man
7/18 - Portugal. The Man [Setlist]
7/26 - Phish (George, WA)
7/27 - Phish (George, WA)
8/13 - Steely Dan
8/14 - Har Mar Superstar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
8/24 - Andrew WK, Black Sabbath (George, WA)
9/3 - Gang$ign$, Nacho Picasso, Antwon, Joey Bada$$, Redd Kross (MusicFestNW)
9/4 - XXYYXX, Chvrches, Deerhunter, Murder By Death (MusicFestNW)
9/5 - Youth Lagoon, Young The Giant, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bob Mould, The Men (MusicFestNW)
9/6 - Dan Deacon, Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Ty Seagall, MusicFestNW
9/7 - Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, the Head and the Heart, Shuggie Otis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Bronx, MusicFestNW
9/18 - aan, Bosnian Rainbows
9/21 - The Quick & Easy Boys, The National
10/9 - Har Mar Superstar
10/11 - Pinback, Electric Six, Okkervil River, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, Depeche Mode, Muse (Austin City Limits: Austin, TX)
10/12 - Junip, Portugal. The Man, Wilco, The Cure (Austin City Limits: Austin, TX)
10/15 - GWAR
10/16 - Palma Violets
10/18 - Melt Banana
10/19 - Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West (Seattle, WA) 
10/21 - Alexis Gideon
10/24 - Okkervil River 
10/26 - Gov't Mule 
11/1 - Cut Copy
11/18 - Nine Inch Nails
11/20 - Meat Puppets 
11/24 - Monster Magnet 
12/12 - Portugal. The Man
12/29 - Built to Spill
12/30 - Built to Spill
12/31 - Built to Spill

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Shows: Time To Make Summer Plans

Me, always getting caught up, one of these days I'll stay on top of this, like that one time in 2010.  Maybe I'll even write a review this summer.

Leonard Cohen

Probably the greatest show I've ever seen. Cohen is almost 80 years old, and played for over three hours.  I'm not star struck, but he might be the only person alive I would be speechless to meet (since Frank Zappa is dead). He is the legend of legends.  Set list from his last Rose Garden show here.

Rose Garden Arena, Portland
Sunday, November 11th, 2012


Lyle Lovett

The reason ugly guys pick up a guitar hoping to land hot chicks.

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland 
Friday, July 13th, 2012


My Morning Jacket

Edgefield, Troutdale (OR)
Saturday, September 8th, 2012
No ticket information available


Crosby, Stills, and Nash

If only that had that Young fellow.

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012


Ben Harper

Edgefield, Troutdale
Thursday, July 5th, 2012


Fiona Apple

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Thursday, July 26th, 2012


Sigur Ros

Edgefield, Troutdale
Thursday, August 9th, 2012


Tedeschi Trucks Band 

Oh hey, cool, $25 cheap seats.  You don't see that much at the Schnitz.  Then again, you won't be able to see Derek Trucks guitar fingering that far away, so it's not worth it.  

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Sunday, July 17th, 2012


ZZ Top

Edgefield, Troutdale
Wednesday, August 22th, 2012
No Ticket information available



I still can't believe I've made it this far in life without ever listening to Yanni.  Maybe next week.  

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Friday, August 3rd, 2012



Edgefield, Troutdale
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012



If you missed out on tickets to their sold out Roseland show next week, you get a second chance. I haven't spent a lot of time listening to this band, but I thought they are radio pop for the youngsters? It will be strange seeing the opera house packed with teenagers.

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Friday, August 24th, 2012


Further (Three Shows)

Phil Lesh, Bob Wier, all those Grateful Dead folks.

Edgefield, Troutdale
Thursday, September 27th, Friday, September 28th, & Saturday, September 29th
$60 per show


Straight No Chaser

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012