Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Shows: Mark Lanegan, Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars, Rasputina

Mark Lanegan

Doug Fir, Portland
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
$20 advance, $23 day of the show
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 1st, at 10:00

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars

Aladdin, Portland
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
$22

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Rasputina

Doug Fir, Portland
Friday, August 5th, 2011
$15
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 1st, at 10:00

Monday, March 28, 2011

2010 Shows

All shows in the Portland area unless otherwise noted.

1/18 - Hacienda, Alberta Cross
2/9 - Wilco
2/19 - STS9
3/28 - Timber Timbre, The Low Anthem [Live Review/Setlist]
4/11 - King Kahn & The Shrines
4/12 - Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Passion Pit [Live Review/Setlist]
4/13 - Jonsi
4/14 - Miike Snow
4/19 - Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
4/20 - Steel Pulse
4/23 - Dr. Dog [Live Review/Setlist]
5/3 - Phantogram [Live Review/Setlist], The Antlers
5/6 - Hacienda, Heartless Bastards
5/7 - Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
5/11 - Nurses, The Tallest Man On Earth [Live Review/Setlist]
5/13 - Fuck Buttons
5/26 - Caribou
5/29 - Portugal. The Man, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Broken Social Scene, Why?, The Very Best, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5 (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)
5/30 - Cymbals Eat Guitars, Kid Cudi, Freelance Whales, The Xx, LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, Public Enemy, Massive Attack, Booka Shade (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)
5/31 - Phantogram, Drive-By Truckers, Quasi, Dr. Dog, Japandroids, The Mountain Goats, Band of Horses, MGMT, Ween (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA) [Sasquatch! 2010 Live Review]
6/13 - Zappa Plays Zappa
6/26 - The Builders & The Butchers, Portugal. The Man [Live Review]
7/1 - The Old 97s
7/9 - Monotonix
7/16 - The Dodos, The New Pornographers
7/17 - Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, The Avett Brothers
7/19 - Neil Young
7/27 - Wolf Parade [Live Review/Setlist]
8/13 - Holy Ghost!, Chromeo
8/14 - Xavier Rudd, Rodrigo Y Gabriela
8/15 - Ramona Falls
8/20 - The Hold Steady [Live Review/Setlist]
8/21 - Reggie Watts, Menomena
8/28 - Dough Rollers, John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan [Live Review/Setlist]
9/1 - Blunt Mechanic, Angry Orts
9/2 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros [Live Review]
9/3 - Quasi, Pavement [Live Review/Setlist]
9/6 - Alberta Cross, Dead Confederate
9/8 - Panda Bear (MusicFestNW)
9/9 - Washed Out, Phantogram, Ra Ra Riot, Leaders, Major Lazer, Baroness (MusicFestNW)
9/10 - Male Bonding, Surfer Blood, Black Lips, Let's Wrestle, Morning Teleportation, Man Man, The Gories, The Builders & The Butchers (MusicFestNW)
9/11 - The National - (Seattle, WA)
9/12 - The Helio Sequence, The Walkmen, The National (MusicFestNW) [MusicFestNW 2010 Live Review]
9/22 - Split Lip Rayfield, Portugal. The Man, Primus
9/24 - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band [Live Review]
9/25 - Local Natives
9/29 - Dirty Projectors
9/30 - Calexico, Arcade Fire [Setlist]
10/4 - Black Keys [Setlist]
10/5 - Black Keys [Live Review (Two Nights)]
10/7 - Times New Viking, Guided By Voices [Live Review]
10/8 - Eels
10/9 - Mastodon, Deftones, Alice In Chains [Setlist] [Live Review]
10/13 - Manu Chao
10/14 - Monotonix [Live Review]
10/15 - Murder City Devils
10/16 - Broken Social Scene [Setlist]
10/21 - The Quick & Easy Boys, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Deer Tick
10/22 - Mike Coykendall & The Golden Shag, She & Him [Live Review]
10/28 - Janelle Monae, Of Montreal [Live Review]
11/3 - Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 [Live Review]
11/24 - The Resolectrics, The Quick & Easy Boys [Live Review]
11/26 - GWAR [Live Review]
11/27 - Grinderman - (Seattle, WA) [Setlist]
12/3 - Black Heart Procession, Books
12/7 - Sleigh Bells, Black Keys [Live Review]
12/8 - Leonard Cohen [Setlist]
12/10 - Cake
12/30 - The Quick & Easy Boys

New Shows: Slayer/Rob Zombie, Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, Jamaica, Powerglove, Stornoway

Slayer (w/Rob Zombie)

Memorial Coliseum, Portland
Friday, August 5th, 2011
$40
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 1st

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Avett Brothers

LB Day Comcast Amphitheater, Salem
Saturday, July 16th, 2011
$35 - $40
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Widespread Panic

Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
$41.50

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Jamaica

Mississippi Studios, Portland
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
$15

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Powerglove

Hawthorne Theatre, Portland
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
$13.50
Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 30th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Stornoway

Doug Fir, Portland
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
$11 advance, $12 day of the show
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 1st, at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Shows: Eddie Vedder, El Tri, Alexis Y Fido, Mesh, Bomba Estereo

Eddie Vedder

Get your flannels ready.

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
$75
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 1st, at 10:00 a.m.

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El Tri

Mexican rock music. They put out albums before I was born.

Roseland, Portland
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
$40

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Alexis Y Fido

Roseland, Portland
Friday, April 22nd, 2011
$30

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Mesh

Ash Street Saloon, Portland
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
$18

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Bomba Estereo

Mississippi Studios, Portland
Thursday, April 21st, 2011
$15

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Shows: George Duke/Marcus Miller/David Sanborn, Combichrist, Noah & The Whale, Deep Dark Robot

George Duke/Marcus Miller/David Sanborn

Jazz still exists, you know. George Duke used to play with one of my idols, Frank Zappa.

Roseland, Portland
Saturday, August 13th, 2011
$25 to $40

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Combichrist

Hawthorne Theatre, Portland
Monday, May 16th, 2011
$18

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Noah & The Whale

Doug Fir, Portland
Sunday, May 29th, 2011
$15 advance, $17 day of the show
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Deep Dark Robot

Mississippi Studios, Portland
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
$15

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Shows: My Morning Jacket, The Ventures, Dropkick Murphys, Black Francis

My Morning Jacket

One of my favorite live bands. I wasn't really into southern rock the first time I saw My Morning Jacket, but fell in love with Jim James' voice. It's really hard not to, since he goes a couple octaves higher than on their albums. If you haven't seen the American Dad/Jim James episode, you should seek that out immediately. It's so true.

Edgefield, Troutdale
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
$40 advance, $43 day of the show
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25th at 10:00 a.m.

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The Ventures

This band has only been around for 53 years.

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
$25

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Dropkick Murphys

Roseland, Portland
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
$25
Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 23rd, at 10:00 a.m.

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Black Francis

The lead singer of the Pixies, who has a rather impressive belly. I found myself face to face with said belly at Dante's during MusicfestNW 2009. I was a bit star struck, but felt inadequate, and had to leave early.

Aladdin, Portland
Friday, May 6th, 2011
$20
Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 23rd, at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Shows: A Perfect Circle, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Flogging Molly, Face To Face

A Perfect Circle

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
$55
Tickets on sale Friday, April 8th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Steely Dan

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
$57.50 to $97.50
Tickets on sale Friday, March 25th, at 10:00 a.m.

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The Doobie Brothers

Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield
Sunday, July 10th, 2011
$40
Tickets on sale Monday, March 28th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Flogging Molly

Roseland, Portland
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
$30
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 23rd, at 10:00 a.m.

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Face to Face

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
$20
Tickets on sale Friday, March 25th, at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Shows: Journey/Foreigner/Night Ranger, Huey Lewis And The News, Los Lonely Boys (Two Shows), Ron Pope

Journey (w/Foreigner and Night Ranger)

Rose Garden Arena, Portland
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
$29.50 to $125

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Huey Lewis And The News

Fuck yeah.

Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, Portland
Saturday, August 31st, 2011
No ticket information available

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Los Lonely Boys (Two Shows)

Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, Portland
Saturday, July 23rd, and Sunday, July 24th, 2011
No ticket information available

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Ron Pope

Backspace, Portland
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
$15

Saturday, March 19, 2011

2011 Shows

Just like most, 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.


2010 Shows: Past

1/26 - Ween [Setlist] [Live Review]
1/29 - School of Seven Bells, Interpol [Setlist] [Live Review]
2/5 - Clutch, Motorhead
2/8 - Trombone Shorty
2/10 - Quasi, Sebadoh
2/13 - Cake [Setlist]2/15 - Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets, The Builders And The Butchers, Murder By Death
2/17 - Gang Of Four
2/18 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
3/8 - Medeski, Martin & Wood
3/16 - Tera Melos, Marnie Stern
3/17 - The Residents
3/18 - Parson Red Heads, Mother Hips
3/19 - Destroyer
3/26 - John Brown's Body, Galactic
4/8 - And And And, Typhoon
4/10 - Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears [Live Review]
4/12 - Wire
4/15 - Alf Alpha, Miguel, Tokimonsta, Hurts, New Pants, The Rural Alberta
Advantage, Moving Units, Brandt Brauer Frick, Excision, Cold Cave, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Titus Andronicus, Skrillex, OFWGKTA (Odd Future), Warpaint, Cee Lo Green, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafiti, YACHT, Interpol, Cut Copy, Beardyman, The Aquabats, Sasha, Robyn, Boys Noize, Scala & Kolacny Bros., Chemical Brothers (Coachella Music Festival, Indio, CA) [Live Review]
4/16 -
EE, Mariachi El Bronx, The Joy Formidable, Trampled By Turtles, Perry & Eddy v. Chris Cox, Tallest Man On Earth, Foals, The Radio Dept, Two Door Cinema Club, Chuckie, Cage The Elephant, Lil B, Elbow, Shpongle, One Day As A Lion, Mumford & Sons, Animal
Collective, Arcade Fire (Coachella Music Festival, Indio, CA)
4/17 -
Eliza Doolittle, Phosphorescent, Plan B, Twin Shadow, Menomena, Delorean, Men, OFF!, CSS, Jack Beats, Health, Ellie Goulding, Sven Vath, DFA 1979, Foster The People, Duran Duran, Chase & Status, Ratatat, Phantogram, Chromeo, The Strokes, Kanye West (Coachella Music Festival, Indio, CA)
4/29 - Telekinesis, Portugal. The Man
5/2 - Hosannas, EMA, Menomena
5/3 - Talkdemonic, Menomena
5/4 - Battles
5/5 - Mogwai
5/13 - Nate Lacy, Ghostland Observatory
5/15 - Combichrist, Rammstein (Tacoma, WA)
5/18 - Man Man
5/27 - Biffy Clyro, Bob Mould, Against Me!, The Bronx, Death From Above
1979, Foo Fighters, DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)
5/28 - Aloe Blacc, Wolf Parade, Pink Martini (w/Storm Large), The Antlers, Iron & Wine, Bright Eyes, The Glitch Mob, Robyn, Death Cab For Cutie, Bassnectar (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)
5/29 - Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Cold War Kids, Archers of Loaf, Das Racist, The Flaming Lips, Flying Lotus, Yeasayer, MSTRKRFT, Modest Mouse, Ratatat (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)
5/30 - Black Mountain, Guided By Voices, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, !!!, Skrillex, Decemberists, Wilco (Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA)
6/8 - The Builders & The Butchers
6/9 - The Builders & The Butchers
6/18 - The Mountain Goats
6/21 - Titus Andronicus, Okkervil River
6/28 - Everest, My Morning Jacket
6/29 - Red Bacteria Vacuum, A Perfect Circle
7/2 - Ween (Bend, OR)
7/4 - T-Bone Walker Tribute: Franck Goldwasser/Vyessa Dodson/Rick Welter/Chris Carlson & The Soul Survivor Horns, Too Slim & The Taildraggers & Friends, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
7/14 - Monster-Sized Monsters
7/15 - Shpongle7/30 - Meat Puppets, Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden (George, WA)
8/5 - Phish (George, WA)
8/6 - Phish (George, WA)
8/10 - Hossanas, The Shins
8/12 - Beirut
8/13 - Y La Bamba, Freak Mountain Ramblers, Sassparilla, Langhorne Slim and the Law
8/15 - Portugal. The Man
8/18 - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
8/24 - Tapes n' Tapes
8/26 - Motopony, Daniel Johnston9/4 - Keri Hilson, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne (Seattle, WA)
9/7 - The Kills
9/8 - The Joy Formidable, Brand New, Witch Mountain, Archers of Loaf, Butthole Surfers, Kylesa
9/9 - Iron & Wine, Shabazz Palaces, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Thermals, The Olivia Tremor Control, Y La Bamba
9/10 - Eluvium, Typhoon, The Antlers, Explosions in the Sky, 1-2 Buckle My Shoe, Grails, Neurosis
9/11 - Band of Horses
9/16 - Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout, Bob Log III9/24 - Other Lives, Bon Iver

10/13 - Battles
10/16 - Themes, Moonface
10/23 - Thought Forms, Portishead (Seattle, WA)
10/25 - The Felice Brothers
10/27 - Skrillex
10/29 - The Quick & Easy Boys

11/10 - Jonathan Coulton, They Might Be Giants
11/11 - Active Child, M83
11/18 - Bryan John Appleby, Hey Marseilles
12/16 - Kanye West / Jay-Z (Tacoma, WA)
12/31 - The Builders & The Butchers, Langhorne Slim

2010 Year In Review

Top 50 Albums of 2010 - 50-41, 40-31, 30-21
Top 20 Shows of 2010 - 20-11
2010 Asshole of the Year - Vote Now
2010 Shows: My Previous Concerts

New Shows: Tim Reynolds & TR3, Krishna Das, Loudness, Afroman, Mimosa, Vivian Girls

Tim Reynolds & TR3

That Dave Matthews Band guy.

Mississippi Studios, Portland
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
$17 advance, $20 day of the show

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Krishna Das

According to the Crystal Ballroom website, Das is known as yoga's "rock star." I have no idea what that means.

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
$25 advance, $30 day of the show

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Loudness

Japanese heavy metal.

Dante's, Portland
Saturday, May 7th, 2011
$15

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Afroman

He likes tall cans.

Dante's, Portland
Friday, April 29th, 2011
$13

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Mimosa

Branx, Portland
Friday, April 29th, 2011
$15

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Vivian Girls

Holocene, Portland
Sunday, May 8th, 2011
$10 advance, $12 at the door

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Shows: Steve Miller Band, KT Tunstall, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Menomena (Second Show), Grave, Floater

Steve Miller Band

Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
$40
Tickets on sale Saturday, March 19th, at 10:00 a.m.

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KT Tunstall

Aladdin, Portland
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
$23
Tickets on sale Saturday, March 19th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

Dante's, Portland
Friday, May 20th, 2011
$20

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Menomena (Second Show)

Doug Fir, Portland
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
$15 advance, $18 at the door

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Grave

Hawthorne Theatre, Portland
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
$17 GA, $40 VIP
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 30th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Floater

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Friday, May 27th, 2011
$16 advance, $18 day of the show

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Shows: M. Ward (Three Shows), Panic! At The Disco, The Old 97s, Cage The Elephant/Manchester Orchestra, Jimmy Eat World, The Maine/Augustana

M. Ward (Three shows)

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Tuesday, May 3rd, Wednesday, May4th, and Thursday, May 5th, 2011
$25
Tickets on sale Saturday, March 19th

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The Old 97s

Doug Fir, Portland
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
$20 advance, $22 day of the show

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Panic! At The Disco

Roseland, Portland
Saturday, June 25th, 2011
$25
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m.

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Cage The Elephant (w/Manchester Orchestra)

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
$21 advance, $24 day of the show

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Jimmy Eat World

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
$20
Tickets on sale Saturday, March 19th, at 10:00 a.m.

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The Maine (w/Augustana)

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Sunday, June 12th, 2011
$20
Tickets on sale Saturday, March 19th, at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Shows: Brendan Perry/Robin Guthrie, Storm Large/Grand Archives, Portland Cello Project, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Das Racist

Brenda Perry (w/Robin Guthrie)

Doug Fir, Portland
Friday, June 10th, 2011
$25 advance, $28 day of the show

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Storm Large (w/Grand Archives)

Rid of Me Benefit Concert and Auction.

Mississippi Studios, Portland
Friday, April 8th, 2011
$50

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Portland Cello Project


Aladdin, Portland
Friday, May 20th, 2011
$15
Tickets on sale Thursday, March 17th, at 11:00 a.m.

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Doug Fir, Portland
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
$15 advance, $16 day of the show

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Das Racist

Branx, Portland
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
$15

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Shows: Ween, Jethro Tull, Thao & Mirah with the Most Of All, James Blake, Trentemoller

Ween

Live review of their recent Portland show here.

Les Shwab Amphitheater, Bend
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
$34
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m.

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Jethro Tull

Edgefield, Troutdale
Friday, June 17th, 2011
$40 GA, $79 seated reserved
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m.

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Thao & Mirah with the Most Of All

Aladdin, Portland
Sunday, May 8th, 2011
$15
Tickets on sale Friday, March 11th, at 10:00 a.m.

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James Blake

Doug Fir, Portland
Friday, May 20th, 2011
$13 advance, $15 at the door
Tickets on sale Saturday, March 12th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Trentemoller

This should be a crazy show.

Refuge, Portland
Friday, April 15th, 2011
$15

Monday, March 7, 2011

Live Review: Interpol

Roseland Theater, Portland
Saturday, January 29th, 2011

"Why did I pay $32 to see this," is the question I kept asking myself for months leading up to the show.

A little bit of background, I've seen Interpol three time previously. The first show was decent. The second show was same setlist, except they flipped two songs, which started my three year grudge with this band. This is the reason I'm working on a three year grudge with the Black Keys, who played the same setlist three times in three months recently in Portland. The third time I saw Interpol was at Sasquatch, and it is memorable for being the worst performance I've witnessed at the festival. After playing a half set (the main stage was shut down briefly due to heavy winds), they looked at each other like, "what should we play next," before deciding to end it. I was close to the stage, and their gestures and body language didn't suggest they ran out of time, it suggested they were cold, and ready to leave.

To answer the question of why I paid $32 ($39 with fees) to attend, a nameless well known website said Interpol's light show is amazing. That was enough for me because I'm such a fan of their earlier albums. Their debut Turn on the Bright Lights is one of my favorite albums of the aughts, and their second album Antics still gets heavy play. They were playing arenas on their previous tour, and now are back to playing clubs (this show barely sold out, capacity 1,500), meaning their popularity has dwindled. I thought maybe they would realize this and play a set heavy on their early material? They did! 11 of their 19 tracks were from their first two albums. I have much more respect for the band because of this.

One thing that stood out was that lead singer Paul Banks, sporting a mohwak, smiled occasionally, even addressed the crowd. Back in the day, part of their mystique was how stoic they were, and how full of themselves they appeared. It's nice to see them humble out a bit. Then again, their old bassist left the band, and their new bassist recently did the same, so they are probably pricks after all.

I can't write a review without taking a shot at the crowd, who overall, was pretty decent. I don't like making fun of people dancing, because most of us are terrible dancers, myself included. But I saw the worst female dancer I've ever witnessed. It was much worse than the Elaine dance from Seinfeld. I don't know really how to explain it, but I'll try. Imagine a mildly attractive female getting punched in the stomach with her knees locked, and her feet slowely pivoting outward, mixed with a slight head bang, and an occasional wing thrown out for effect, all while maintaning the, "I just got punched in the stomach," movements. I don't think I'll ever forget her awkwardness.

At that point of the show, they had played a lot of newer songs I didn't care for, but I realized there were several more they hadn't played that are my favorites. I quickly forgot about the terrible dance moves when Interpol played, "Slow Hands." This song always has, and always will make me jump up and down. It's something about the mellow breakdown leading up to the powerful chorus that always got me. They played all my other favorites after that, except "Roland," which they used to end their sets with. I was surprised they didn't play that. They also didn't play "Stella," my new least favorite song. When did this become such a crowd favorite that groups of people felt the need to scream the title between every song. It was fucking annoying at the least.

As for the light show the nameless website plugged, it sucked. It was annoying if anything. However, I'm glad I attended the show. It was like running into the old fling who you were nuts about who was terrible in bed, and giving her another chance, only to realize she's been rolling with Yeezy. That's probably too obscure for any of you to get, unless you are a Kanye fan. It's also too much of a compliment to Interpol. They didn't blow my mind at all, but they were much better than they were years ago. I'm glad I gave them one last chance.

Setlist

New Shows: Deftones (Second Show), Shawn Mullins, Papa Roach, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside (Two Shows), Tobacco

Deftones (Second Show)

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Friday, April 15th, 2011
$32.50
Tickets on sale Friday, March 11th, at 12:00 p.m.

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Shawn Mullins

Aladdin, Portland
Saturday, May 21st, 2011
$22
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11th, at 11:00 a.m.

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Papa Roach

Roseland, Portland
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
$25
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 9th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside (Two Shows)

Powerful voice, one of the best I've experience live in the last year. They are right here from Portland too. If you haven't seen them yet, you really should.

Doug Fir, Portland
Friday, June 3rd & Saturday, June 4th, 2011
$11 advance, $12 day of the show

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Tobacco

Lead dude from Black Moth Super Rainbow. Crazy visuals the last time I saw him.

Holocene, Portland
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
$13 advance, $15 day of the show

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Shows: Josh Grobin, Usher, Katy Perry/Robyn, A-Trak/Kid Sister, Lightning Bolt, Gold Panda

Josh Grobin

Rose Garden, Portland
Friday, August 26th, 2011
$55 - $95

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Usher

Rose Garden, Portland
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
$29.50 - $99.50

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Katy Perry (w/Robyn)

I really like Robyn's music, and well, Katy Perry isn't the worst musician ever created. Okay, I'm just defending her because she is easy on the eyes. I might swallow my pride for this show.


Rose Garden Arena, Portland
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
$29.50 - $49

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A-Trak (w/Kid Sister)

Branx, Portland
Friday, May 13th, 2011
$15

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Lightning Bolt

Holocene, Portland
Sunday, April 10th, 2011
$12

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Gold Panda

Rotture, Portland
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
$8 advance, $10 at the door

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Shows: Def Leppard/Heart, The Monkees, Owl City, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gruff Rhys, L.A. Guns

Def Leppard (w/Heart)

Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield (WA)
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
$80 - $103.50
Tickets go on sale Monday, March 7th, at 10:00 a.m.

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The Monkees

Hey hey.

Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield (WA)
Saturday, July 9th, 2011
$40

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Owl City

I can't express how much I dislike Owl City's music. I force myself to listen to music I don't like, just because it might click after a few listens. I made an exception for Owl City. I could not give it a second listen, it was that painful. Six months later, he hit it big. Yes, this show will sell out (shaking head). I'm still in shock.

Roseland, Portland
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
$28
Tickets on sale Tuesday, March 22nd, at 10:00 a.m.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Thursday, April 7th, 2010
$25 - $35

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Gruff Rhys

Lead singer of Super Furry Animals.

Mississippi Studios, Portland
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
$12

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L.A. Guns

Dante's, Portland
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
$18

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Shows: Man Man, Titus Andronicus, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Junip, Dr. Lonnie Smith

Man Man

Just go, they are that good live. They were number 11 on my top 20 shows of 2010.

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
$16
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 4th, at 12:00 p.m.

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Titus Andronicus (Opening for Okkervil River)

What a strange pairing? Titus Andronicas is angry heavy, with tons of energy. I've been patiently waiting for my second chance to see them for two years now. This show is going to rule.

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
No price available

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 4th, at 12:00 p.m.

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Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

Roseland, Portland
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
$25

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Junip

Band fronted by Jose Gonzelez.

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
$15
Tickets on sale Saturday, March 5th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Dr. Lonnie Smith

Mississippi Studios, Portland
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
$17 advance, $20 day of the show

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Shows: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Okkervil River, Edwin McCain, Battles, Stephen Kellogg

Ms. Lauryn Hill

Arlene Schnitzer, Portland
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
$55-$100
Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 4th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Okkervil River

Check out the song, "Westfall." It is one of my favorite songs of all time. And hey assholes, they will play it, you don't need to scream "WESTFALL" after every song.

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
$18 advance, $20 day of the show
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 4th, at 12:00 p.m.

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Edwin McCain

Alberta Rose Theater, Portland
Friday, June 17th, 2011
$20

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Battles

I've caught this band twice, and they put on a hell of a show. One of the main dudes, Tyondai Braxton, left the band recently, and in my opinion he was the highlight of their live shows. It will be interesting to see this version of the band. The drummer (from Helmet) is still bad-ass.

Doug Fir, Portland
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
$15

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Stephen Kellogg

Mississippi Studios, Portland
Friday, May 13th, 2011
$18 advance, $22 day of the show

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Shows: The Thermals, Black Lips, Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground, Sondre Lerche, Cold

The Thermals

Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Friday, May 20th, 2011
$12 advanced, $14 day of the show
Tickets on sale Saturday, March 5th, at 10:00 a.m.

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Black Lips

Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
$15

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Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground

Mississippi Studios, Portland
Saturday, June 11th, 2011
$12

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Sondre Lerche

Doug Fir, Portland
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
$15 advanced, $17 day of the show

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Cold

Hawthorne Theatre, Portland
Saturday, April 16th, 2011
$16
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 2nd, at 10:00 a.m.