Saturday, February 27, 2010

dear valentine : cold cave

For some ill-advised reason I skipped on this gig back in December when Cold Cave came to Rotture. I spent the time to write about it but not attend it. Stupid.

Here's a few live moodily, dark industrial treats from the trio : Live at WFMU on Choking On Cufflinks 14 February 2009.


Via Sick of the Radio.

hey champ, download me

For months I've told everyone but my blog to download the Hey Champ Remix-Tape--featuring one of 2009's best remixes, Passion Pit's "Little Secrets (Hey Champ Remix)," as well as The Sounds, a little re-vanitized Carly Simon, and The Cool Kids.










What are you waiting for?

Friday, February 26, 2010

dirty, dirty south rolls the roseland with goodie mob

They just don’t make rappers like they used to. Reunited and rearing, the original members of Goodie Mob treated Portland to a night of classic Dirty South jams, rock’n'roll samples, and raw spitting–a night without auto-tune, without theatrics, without nonsense–just four MCs and one DJ.

Taking it back to 1995, when Goodie Mob coined the now-ubiquitous term “Dirty South” with a cut off their debut album Soul Food, each member fit back together like the spices in the Colonel’s special recipe from tangy to syrupy, biting to comical.

Entering to rolling calls of “Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie,” Big Gipp was all smiles, Khujo Goodie let his red-tipped braids dangle and fly, and T-Mo got absolutely wild, violently rocking the mic with pent-up energy and passion, while the hootie hoos for Cee-Lo...

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q/a : a page from spesus christ’s multifaceted hymnal

Spesus Christ has three recorded, digital tracks–a release simply tagged EP 1. And then there’s those same three tracks Respeezed or remixed by three friends.

The Portland/Oakland trio of creators and producers may be new to the game but they’ve got a lot of material “gushing out,” so much that they don’t have enough time to record all of it, says producer/mixer Cameron Spies. And what they do have is being released on tape, a tangible, “personal” medium they prefer to CD or digital formats, and available only at live shows or by email request.

With a yearning for religious themes and voluminous moans in vacuous spaces, Spesus Christ shows compulsions for keys–synthesizers, organs, wurlitzers, and Rhodes pianos–and layered samples, guitars, basses, machines, and drums.

Haunting toy pianos connect with reverberating drum hits and diaphragm-shifting bass lines to produce a sluggish, dark genre mix. Vocals float from tinny pitches to grumbling grit in rambling, stream of consciousness raps, while the opening minute...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

instant classic: fanfarlo at doug fir

A mere three months after Fanfarlo said hello to Portland for the first time in November, they returned to the Doug Fir on Tuesday evening for an encore.

Identical to their last show, they took the stage as a threesome on a mandolin, acoustic guitar and pitter-patter drums to tenderly take Portland into their warm, dark embrace.

Two more materialized from the shadows and all five harmonized with echoey energy, chanting “It’s all I believe in” on “I’m A Pilot.”

Although the UK youngins have just one album to their name, 2009’s Reservoir, Fanfarlo makes timeless music easily mistaken for Beirut. And that’s okay, because there truly aren’t that many bands that can capture...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

van go lion make electropop debut at ash st.

When winter gets drizzly and cold, it's nice to bounce around inside to sunny pop.

Van Go Lion hare just the right blend of sugary sweetness coating their smooth electropop, and they're making their live premier at Ash St. Saloon on Saturday, February 27th with loop-ninja Tony Smiley and indie sentiments from Just Lions.

Like all matches made in heaven, singer Amy Paige met keys whiz Josh Loerzel on Craigslist. A love of Prince, Tears for Fears, Hall & Oates, Eurythmics, early Madonna, and some Boyz II Men made this pair swoon together. Hunched over their MIDI boards and Macbooks, they got serious about pop music and wanna bring some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the genre with their self-titled debut of “retro-electropop.”

Through floating, down tempo ballads, punchy beats, and humming synths, Van Go Lion is a happy-go-lucky dance party for growing up and making mistakes.

Show starts at 9:30 PM, $5.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

the magnetic fields: no synths but plenty of sincere sarcasm

Seated onstage at the Aladdin Theater, The Magnetic Fields rounded out two candid, rousing nights in Portland playing to a sold out house on Sunday, February 21st on their first night in town.

Perched upon a bar stool stage left, singer and songwriter Stephin Merritt, ukulele in hand, drearily bared himself by pairing his witty, zany craft with his remote, reserved demeanor.

Between his humorlessly delivered banter (that was actually hilarious) and disconnected comportment, Merritt carried himself like a character in a Christopher Guest film, yet this was him being sincere. And that sincerity, and brevity, was what fans adored.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

free, live music bonanza : feb 22-28 : quasi, mattress, tan sister radio, ben darwish, laura ivancie, tony ozier, james faretheewell, parson red heads

Issue No. 25 : February 22 – 28, 2010

Indie rock and cassette tapes.

22 Monday
Jazz guitar with Dan Balmer at Jimmy Mak's, 8 PM. 21 and over.

Indie-folkers The Parson Red Heads continue their February Monday residency at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon with Ezra Carey and Cabinessence, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

23 Tuesday
PDX indie darlings Quasi celebrate their album release with an in store performance at Jackpot Records Downtown, 6 PM. All ages.

Female vocalists rock as the Ash Street Saloon brings indie alt with Tan Sister Radio, power pop from Minty Rosa, and something punky from Thundering Asteroids!, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

Northwest Fresh hip hop fusion with Marv Ellis and his live band The Platform along with guest rappers, DJs, live painting, and more at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 9 PM. 21 and over.

24 Wednesday
Whiskey stomp, indie folk with The Ascetic Junkies as they play their final February Wednesday residency at LaurelThirst Public House with special guests Leigh Marble and Ezra Carey, 6 PM. 21 and over.

Tony Ozier's Dookie Jam with funk-rock-soul-jazz-blues-impromptu at Someday Lounge, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Acoustic seamstress Laura Ivancie brings her Her Baaad Lambs for an evening Camellia Lounge @ TeaZone, 9 PM. All ages.

25 Thursday
Tapefest 2010... a celebration of cassette tapes at Holocene featuring:
White Fang
Mattress
Hammer of Hathor
Strategy (tape set)
Pete Swanson
DJ Hostile Tapeover
And tapes for sale from Portland's booming tape industry, 8 PM. 21 and over.

Roots with Blue Turtle Seduction as they make the rounds when McMenamins' Great Northwest Music Tour comes to the Kennedy School, 7 PM. 21 and over.

26 Friday
The Cowboys From Sweden playing the classy classics at Valentine's, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Scat, blues, roots, americana and The Reverb Brothers at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 5:30 PM. All ages.

27 Saturday
James Faretheewell & The Foolhardy tell folky, poppy stories at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Rock, rock, rock at Ella St. Social Club's Rock and Roll Karaoke with Chariots of Rubber and Jeffrey Wonderful, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Portland's folk princess Little Sue at the LaurelThirst Public House, 6 PM. 21 and over.

28 Sunday
Intimate jazz stuffs--indie jazz, experimental jazz--at Rontoms with Joe Manis Trio, Why I Must Be Careful, and Lindsey Stormo with Ben Darwish, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Freak Mountain Ramblers jam at the LaurelThirst Public House at 6 PM. Followed by folk from Billy Kennedy with Tim Acott at 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

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Sparks.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

two melodious nights with the magnetic fields at the aladdin

The Magnetic Fields tricks are straightforward and sweet. No impressive illusions or smoke and mirrors, just a good ole’ gotcha nose routine.

With each release, chief singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt attempts something new but always delivers candid pop tunes and romantic ballads, although his famously synthy respites have been neglected as the band completed their “no-synth trilogy” with the release of this year’s Realism.

Known for his distinctive bass voice and endearing creative eccentricities, the latest album avoids electric guitar...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

yacht + the straight gaze kick off mystery moods tour

Portland came to worship in the church of YACHT under the banner of YACHT ideologies–whatever the significance of the existential, artistic or philosophical messages that YACHT espouses through their mission statements and ecclesiastical manifestos, these kids can be boiled down to one innate concept: They just wanna make you dance.

And dance along with you.

As Jona Bechtolt declared, Wednesday’s concert was less like a tour kickoff and more like a goodbye show, as the band prepares to march across the states and Canada over the next month and a half. But it was also a welcoming party for YACHT’s first-ever backing band, The Straight Gaze, featuring friends and performers Bobby Birdman and Jeffery Jerusalem.

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q/a: electropop duo van go lion preps for live debut

Fresh on the productive PDX scene, Van Go Lion bounce pure, candied electropop ready-made for immediate dance parties “in your room, in your underwear, in front of the mirror, and on top of the bed.”

With synths that swoon and shiver, Van Go Lion is dancey and frolicking–always looking to the sunny side for some inspiration whether you’re aging (aka 25) and having a mid-mid-life crisis or ready for reckless merrymaking.

On the six tracks recorded for their self-titled demo, singer Amy Paige’s voice is commanding and versatile handling trip-hop ballads and feisty hooks as Josh Loerzel (and Mac) provide the layers, loops, synths, and thwacking beats.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

nurses on daytrotter + sasquatch

Nurses were the latest PDX band to visit the Horseshack and lay down 3 live tracks for Daytrotter, which you can download for free!

In their worming and brooding manner, Nurses took three psychedelic tracks from Apple’s Acres, put two together as an 8 minute amalgamation ("Technicolor/Man At Arms"), and recorded an unreleased beauty.

Sadly, Nurses just played their last PDX gig this week (opening for Atlas Sound) and won’t be back for a while when their tour with The Tallest Man On Earth comes to the Mission Theater on Tuesday, May 11th.

In other big Nurse-news, the trio will be rocking this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival on Saturday, May 29th. Other PDX acts playing the 3-day Memorial Day weekend fest include YACHT (who rolled Holocene this week), Quasi, Portugal. The Man... and if we can count them as one of ours... the Pavement cash-grabbin', alt-rockin' reunion show. Frontman Stephen Malkmus does live here after all!

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pure pleasure with brendan benson at doug fir

Brendan Benson put a smile on Portland’s face with as much ease and speed as he’d cruise the Lapalco Boulevard in Louisiana.

With driving pop rock, Benson pushed a button that exists inside all of us–one that released our natural rock endorphin making us bop to the simplest, most enjoyable elements of rock.

Benson led front and center relying heavily on his bounciest, poppiest tunes from 2002’s Lapalco. Opening with “Folk Singer” and rolling into “Good To Me,” he continued cranking out audience favorites like “You’re Quiet” and “Tiny Spark."

His solo work is much sunnier and twee than The Raconteurs alt garage rock, singing songs about love lost and gained–whether that love be women or cars.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

i love me some hockey

Today I stumbled upon Art Hockey, HockeySpace for aural, musical, lyrical, and visual experimentation and fun. Hear a couple tracks that remind me of a recently composed Sufjan Stevens opus or beautiful, space electro as well as some stuff you'll recognize as reminiscent of Mind Chaos. Enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

free, live music bonanza : feb 15-21 : ro sham bos, angry orts, pine language, david ornette cherry, remy + lamar, nucular animals, marv ellis

Issue No. 24 : February 15 – 21, 2010

This is too easy. All you gotta do is show up.

15 Monday
Indie rock with The Greater Midwest and The Ro Sham Bos at the Ash Street Saloon, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

Indie-folkers The Parson Red Heads hold down their February Monday residency at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon with The Olive Grove and Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper), 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

Portland Cello Project's Skip vonKuske holds down McMenamins Edgefield with Charlie Nanos, 7 PM. 21 and over.

16 Tuesday
Northwest Fresh hip hop fusion with Marv Ellis and his live band The Platform along with guest rappers, DJs, live painting, and more at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Funky jam band rock with Tree Frogs at at LaurelThirst Public House at 9 PM. 21 and over.

17 Wednesday
Whiskey stomp, indie folk with The Ascetic Junkies as they continue their February Wednesday residency at LaurelThirst Public House with special guest The Glyptodons, 6 PM. 21 and over.

Unfiltered: Indie-Rock Showcase with Pine Language, A Season of Tanagers, and Dust Bowl Holler (All-Star Tribute to Tom Waits featuring members of The Breeders, Drunken Prayer and Buoy LaRue) at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

18 Thursday
Carpet Culture at Holocene with indie stuffs from Nucular Aminals, The Angry Orts, and Total Noise, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

Dance to the darkwave at the Fez Ballroom's Shadowplay while DJ Ghoulunatic, DJ Horrid, and DJ Paradox spin starting at 9 PM. 21 and over.

19 Friday
Roots with Blue Turtle Seduction as they make the rounds when McMenamins' Great Northwest Music Tour comes to Edgefield, 7 PM. 21 and over.

Night Shift 70's, 80's and on... DJ dance party with Remy the Restless, Lamar Leroy, Standing 8, and with special guest Moonchild at Someday Lounge, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

20 Saturday
Pure, unadulterated 80's with DJ Gregarious at Berbati's Back to the Future, 10 PM. 21 and over.

Roots country with The Low Bones at East Burn, 5 PM. All ages.

21 Sunday
David Ornette Cherry lays down an intimate set at Music Millennium at 3 PM. All ages.

Freak Mountain Ramblers jam at the LaurelThirst Public House at 6 PM. Followed by folk from Billy Kennedy with Tim Acott at 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

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¡Vamanos!

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

pusa + jared mees hyperactivate the roseland

It doesn’t matter if you’re in 4th grade now or you were in 4th grade 1995, everybody still loves The Presidents.

The Presidents of the United States of America kicked out the jams, got naked and famous, but snapped a rubber band in their little dune buggy at the Roseland on Thursday night.

With a knack for pure power pop, The Prez lead singer and “basitarist” Chris Ballew tongued Andrew McKeag’s guitar, played the self-indulgent invisible harmonica, jumped from the bass drum, ripped through dueling guitar solos with McKeag, and the whole band froze frame for a good 15 seconds (à la Saved By The Bell)… all during song numero uno, “Highway Forever.”

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

q/a: atole brews up a free dance party at east end

Traditionalist may use masa with fruit or chocolate to make a steamy blend of atole. Others use video game explosions, post-punk basslines, and dancey drums to brew up a sweaty pot of Atole.

Others include PDX heretics Atole, a dance rock, disco mash-up of Italo electro beats and SFX wed to krautrock and decidedly punky exaltations. It’ll make you move.

The boys of Atole have many faces around Portland and love to smother this town with their dance joy, whether it’s at house parties, spinning DJ sets, hosting webisodes, or booking gigs and playing with friends at Rotture.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

pdx’s best damn dance makers at electropolis featuring vil, serious business, starlight + magic + more

Last weekend’s Electropolis was an electronic orgy of Portland’s hottest, up-and-coming dance acts on the brink of prosperity and international fame in one futuristic venue. Never before has so much exciting, rising talent been compiled and the masses conceded, flipping out on the dance floor.

Featuring Arohan, Serious Business, Sex Life, Soft Metals, Starlight & Magic, Very International Love, and The Pragmatic, the night at Someday Lounge was home to spandex space costumes, rumbling synths, furious dancing, and heart-attacking inducing BPMs.

With beats so incessant and necessary like cardiac palpitations, closers Very International Love left the audience stunned. With autoclaps and electro-glory instrumentals, the dense, ravaging riffs of Connor Dudley and synth-y machinescapes built to electronic climax leaving singer Joe Turner gasping on the floor. Blowing out some funky bass lines...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

the ascetic junkies free february happy hour residency at the laurelthirst

Havin' a hard time making it through Wednesdays?

Then the last bastion of bluegrass stompin', country callin', folky strummin', and poppy shoutin' is offering you a remedy.

Yes ladies and gents, the LaurelThrist Public House is allowing the gal and guys of The Ascetic Junkies to set up shop every Wednesday evening for a few rounds of happy drinks for happy hour and a happy time.

But these kids don't play alone, they've brought friends! Each week they’re collaborating with a new artist displaying honeyed originals, twangy, traditional bluegrass, ramblin' covers, and maybe even a testin' the pluckiness of new some material.

The Junkies are joined this Wednesday by Sam Cooper of Horse Feathers (2/10) and with guests The Glyptodons (2/17) and Leigh Marble and Ezra Carey (2/24) finishing out the month. These sessions guarantee two hours (6 to 8 PM) of dosey doe switching of partners, instruments and banter. And this'll all come to you for free. (Note: The concert is free, not the booze.)

And if that's not enough to get ya in the door, singer/glockenspieler Kali Giaritta is feeling generous and giving away their latest EP Don’t Wait for the Rescue Squad on Bandcamp. “These songs are like gifts to friends, so we felt silly charging for them. Enjoy!” says Kali.

Have happy music and happy friends at 6 PM every Wednesday in February with the Junkies at the LaurelThirst.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

free, live music bonanza : feb 8-14 : atole, laura gibson + ethan rose, p-lux, the greater midwest, ro sham bos, woodbrain

Issue No. 23 : February 8 – 14, 2010

Wake up. Music's calling.

08 Monday
Indie-folkers The Parson Red Heads hold down their February Monday residency at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon with Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, and Marty Marquis, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

Indie rock with The Greater Midwest and The Ro Sham Bos at the Ash Street Saloon, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

09 Tuesday
Electro-acoustic with Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose at Music Millennium before their album release party at Holocene on Friday, 7 PM. All ages.

Just for rockin' at Mixed Social with Parents and The Camerata at the Ash Street Saloon, 9:15 PM. 21 and over.

10 Wednesday
Whiskey stomp, indie folk with The Ascetic Junkies as they continue their February Wednesday residency at LaurelThirst Public House with special guest Sam Cooper of Horse Feathers, 6 PM. 21 and over.

Alt-country with Lex Browning at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

11 Thursday
Someday Lounge presents The Fix with DJs Ohmega Watts, Lifesavas' Rev. Shines, DJ Kez, and DJ Dundiggy, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Formerly Poncho Luxurio, get your funky jam on with P-LUX and The Way Downs at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

12 Friday
House par-tay at Dekum Manor with rock and nonsense from Cat Stalks Bird, Girls On Da Side, Mustaphamond, and Kotten-dik, 9 PM. All ages.

Raw, bluesy rock at LaurelThirst Public House from Woodbrain, 6 PM. 21 and over.

13 Saturday
UFO #4 dance, dance, dance party at East End with Atole, Coronation (featuring members of Ra Ra Riot and Plants), and Joey Casio, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Nashville acoustic alternative with Dave Rawlings Machine at Music Millennium before his gig at the Roseland, 5 PM. All ages.

14 Sunday
Freak Mountain Ramblers jam at the LaurelThirst Public House at 6 PM. Followed by folk from Billy Kennedy with Tim Acott at 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

Acoustic, blues and horns with Gil Reynolds & Deep Blue at McMenamins Edgefield, 5 PM. 21 and over.

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Wonderful.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

album : the knife’s darwinian electro-opera ‘tomorrow, in a year’

What did the beginning of time sound like? The Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma commissioned the The Knife to find out.

The result is a 92-minute electro-opera based on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species composed by the Swedish brother-sister duo with help from Berlin electronic artists Planningtorock and Mt. Sims, an Icelandic percussionist Hjorleifur Jonsson, and several vocalists: an opera singer (Kristina Wahlin), an actor, a pop singer (Jonathan Johansson), and The Knife’s sister-half Karin Dreijer-Andersson (Fever Ray).

Tomorrow, in a Year is an opera that embodies Darwin: It evolves.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

electropolis at someday: q/a with futuristic bands from the past

Electropolis is a city in the distant future where blips rule the day and bleeps conquer the night. A place where the humans are divided–there are the dance masters and master dancers. The dance masters create electro-rhythms and force the master dancers to disco-funk and hustle to their penetrating beats.

But harmony does not reign in Electropolis. The savage, thumping packs of dance masters each battle for supreme control over the master dancers, and groups of these inhabitants have arrived in Portland.

The crusade for supreme control of Electropolis takes place at Someday Lounge on Saturday, February 6th between Arohan, Serious Business, Sex Life, Soft Metals, Starlight & Magic, Very International Love, and The Pragmatic.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

the ascetic junkies grow, whiskey stomping their ‘urge to rock’

Matt Harmon and Kali Giaritta are original Junkies. These two Junkies are connected at the hip. They do everything together and now they’re engaged.

But as the two Junkies have grown closer together, they’ve also allowed others to sneak into The Ascetic Junkies–a band that started as two in Boston but has organically swelled to five in Portland.

Matt and Kali arrived in Portland two years ago with an indie-folk album written and recorded in Kali’s bedroom. Two thousand eight’s One Shoe Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was “almost entirely Kali and I,” says Matt, adding that they often had to coax friends to fill in the instrumental gaps on stage as there was no fixed line up for the East Coast Junkies.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

free, live music bonanza : feb 1-7 : ascetic junkies, jeffrey jerusalem, parson red heads, jaguar love, logan lynn, fight...delay

Issue No. 22 : February 1 – 7, 2010

It's been a warm winter.

01 Monday
Indie-folkers The Parson Red Heads kick off their February Monday residency at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon with Norman and Joel Swensen, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

Community Day & Songwriter's Circle at Music Millennium brings together Lisa Mann, Steve Hefter, and Jarad Miles at 7 PM. All ages.

02 Tuesday
The Rumble: Portland is back at Holocene with an electro riot from Jaguar Love, Logan Lynn, and DJ A Train Alternative, 8 PM. 21 and over.

Celebrate a record release with faithful garage punk, PDX-metro mainstays Pierced Arrows at the always intimate Music Millennium, 7 PM. All ages.

03 Wednesday
Whiskey stomp, indie folk with The Ascetic Junkies as they kick off their February Wednesday residency at LaurelThirst Public House with special guest St. Frankie Lee, 6 PM. 21 and over.

Psychedelic space funk from Mars Retrieval Unit at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

04 Thursday
Someday Lounge presents The Fix with DJs Ohmega Watts, Lifesavas' Rev. Shines, DJ Kez, and DJ Dundiggy, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Funky, jazzy, reggae-fused Seven Year Tango jam at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

05 Friday
Lewi Longmire Band plays folk rock at Biddy McGraw's, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

Scat, blues, roots, americana and The Reverb Brothers at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 5:30 PM. All ages.

06 Saturday
Solid Gold 4 flies on with electro-dance-love at Berbati's with Nathan Detroit, Jeffrey Jerusalem, and Lion's Den, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Intimate rock from Diamonds Under Fire in the lounge at the Hawthorne Theatre, 7 PM. 21 and over.

Glammy eletro at The Know with Mannequinhead, Neapolitan Beard, and Fight...Delay, 7 PM. 21 and over.

07 Sunday
Freak Mountain Ramblers jam at the LaurelThirst Public House at 6 PM. Followed by folk from Billy Kennedy with Tim Acott at 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

Guitar and machines from 6bq9 with Sean Patrick at Coffee Lovers, 3 PM. All ages.

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For more free shows check out the Portland Concert Co-Op.

Super.

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