Saturday, November 14, 2015

2016 Shows

Another new year of music. At this point, I'm OCD tracking acts I've seen. 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.

Upcoming 2016 Shows:

1/6 - Patti Smith
1/18 - Langhorne Slim

1/31 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
2/1 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
4/11 - Iron Maiden

Friday, July 24, 2015

Set List: Built To Spill

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Wednesday, July 24th, 2015
1. The Plan
2. Living Zoo
3. You Were Right
4. Never Be the Same
5. Liar
6. Pat
7. Virginia Reel Around the Fountain
8. Else
9. The Weather
10. Joyride
11. So
12. Carry the Zero
13. Orion (Metallica cover)
14. Goin' Against Your Mind

15. Kicked it in the Sun
16. Big Dipper
17. Stab

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Set List: Built To Spill

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2015
1. Randy Described Eternity
2. Time Trap
3. Living Zoo

4. On the Way
5. Slurf Song (Michael Hurley cover) 
6. Traces
7. Trimmed and Burning
8. The Wait
9. Life's A Dream
10. Distopian Dream Girl
11. In the Morning
12. Never Be the Same
13. Conventional Wisdom

14. So
15. Made-Up Dreams
16. Velvet Waltz


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 
7/7 - Kenny Wayne Shephard, Van Halen (Vancouver, WA)
7/18 - Thee Oh Sees, TV on the Radio, Run the Jewels, Blondie (Project Pabst)
7/19 - Alvvays, Passion Pit, Buzzcocks, Weezer (Project Pabst)
7/21 - Rush
7/22 - Built To Spill
7/23 - Built To Spill
8/9 - Wilco (Troutdale, OR)
8/16 - Robert Delong, Matt and Kim, Cake, Of Monsters and Men (94.7 Birthday)
8/21 - Misterwives, Foster the People (MusicFestNW)
8/22 - Cayucas, Title Fight, Battles, Twin Shadow, Belle and Sebastian, Beirut (MusicFestNW)
8/23 - Pure Bathing Culture, Strand of Oaks, Lady Lamb, Danny Brown, The Tallest Man on Earth, Modest Mouse (MusicFestNW)
9/14 - Gary Clark Jr., Foo Fighters
9/19 - Kraftwerk
9/20 - Hum
9/30 - Strand of Oaks, My Morning Jacket
10/3 - My Morning Jacket (Seattle, WA)
10/4 - Spider Bags, Titus Andronicus (Seattle, WA)
10/7 - Neil Young
10/8 - Battles
10/14 - Dean Ween Group
11/12 - Primal Scream, The Cult

Upcoming Shows:

11/18 - Yo La Tengo
11/25 - Oneohtrix Point Never
11/28 - Puscifer
11/30 - Zappa Plays Zappa
12/5 - Modest Mouse
12/6 - Modest Mouse
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.