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UNBELIEVABLY JAM-PACKED WEEK OF CONCERTS!

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This righteous week of August, there are back to back days of great shows here in beautiful Portland, Oregon! Check them out below:

 

THURSDAY

 

Thursday August 23rd Sales and No Vacation at Wonder Ballroom

“Longtime friends and collaborators, Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih, have been known as SALES since 2013 when they released their first single, “renee”.
After self-releasing a string of singles online (“chinese new year”, “getting it on”, “vow”), the duo self-released their eponymous debut EP in September 2014 and were named “Ones to Watch” by Hype Machine + BBC 6. The EP also featured a remix track with electronic producer, XXYYXX.
Their debut album SALES LP was self-released on April 20, 2016 and it featured the singles “big sis”, “ivy”, and “jamz”.
Their highly anticipated second LP will be self-released in July 2018 and it features the singles “talk a lot” and “off and on”.
SALES have headlined tours in the US, Canada, and Europe. The independent duo continues to self-release their work, which is recorded, mixed, and mastered in their Orlando, FL bedroom studio.”

No Vacation began in early 2015, and quickly received attention for the nostalgic bedroom-pop sounds off of their debut mixtape, Amo XO, and surf-rock single, Dræm Girl . A few months following the release of their second mixtape, Summer Break Mixtape, No Vacation went on an indefinite hiatus. Sabrina Mai, Marisa Saunders, Nat Lee, and Harrison Spencer officially reassembled in 2017 after playing shows under various names and a few line-up changes.
Since their reunion, No Vacation has released 2 singles, “Mind Fields” and “Yam Yam”, off of their new EP, Intermission, which was released by Topshelf Records in November 2017. As they transition out of San Francisco, No Vacation will bring the novice “wavy-gravy dream-pop” sounds of Intermission to Brooklyn.”

Sales and No Vacation at Wonder Ballroom
Wonder Ballroom
128 N Russell Street, Portland
Thurs, Aug 23rd
Doors 7:30 pm | $20
21+

 

FRIDAY

Friday, August 24 Wild Ones with Blossom and Schaus at Mississippi Studios

Say “Farewell!” to the beautiful music collaboration of Wild Ones at their back to back farewell shows at Mississippi Studios.

Wild Ones delve into the bliss and burden that musicians are tasked with today: create work that captures your spirit, but do it without selling your soul. Self-produced and recorded, they walk the line of DIY oddity and polished pop sheen. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the band combines the talents of lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan, keyboardist Thomas Himes, drummer Seve Sheldon, guitarist Nick Vicario and bassist Max Stein. Growing up on Cocteau Twins and En Vogue, their sound is a mash of R&B synths, muted guitar, and somber vocal melodies. After 7 years together, they’ve hit their stride in creating work that poses questions about art and authenticity. Facebook Bandcamp

Blossom’s jazzy neo-soul inspired voice and meaningful lyrics have found her in the favor of Portland’s underground hip-hop scene.”

With Schaus and My Body DJs

Wild Ones with Blossom and Schaus
Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave
Fri, Aug 24th
9 pm | $15 TICKETS
21+

 

Friday, August 24 Redbull presents: SXLXMXN, Neill Von Tally, Trox, quickly, quickly, Fritzwa at The Evergreen

“A dance party celebrating Portland’s rising hip-hop scene by highlighting the individuals that are crafting it’s diverse sound, the producers. Expect career encompassing sets with everything from bangers to unreleased tracks that have yet to see the light of day. The night will feature a co-headlining set by SXLXMXN, Trox, and Neill Von Tally alongside newcomers quickly, quickly and Fritzwa. Stay tuned, they may even bring some specials guests along for the ride as well.”

SXLXMXN is a producer based in Portland, OR. Pronounced as his first name, Solomon, his production resume includes work with Danny Brown, The Underachievers, Smoke DZA, Dave B just to name a few.”

“Born in Seattle & raised in Portland, Neill Von Tally, is a true product of his environment. His blend of hip-hop, jazz, cinematic & experimental pop has been featured in Pitchfork, Complex and more.”

“Portland-based producer Trox, born Samuel Troxel, started as a bedroom beatmaker at the tender age of 11 with a demo version of Fruity Loops. He’s worked with the likes of 50 Cent, Snoop & many others.”

quickly, quickly is a 17 year old music producer from Portland, Oregon. Frequently plays on Fresh Spins and has over 714,677 monthly listeners on Spotify. Love the sampled words he mixes in with his beats. Check out the track “Getsomerest/sleepwell

Fritzwa‘s soul-drenched sound doesn’t quite sit in a neat box of influences Hailing from NYC’s Lower East Side, with West African heritage.”

About The Evergreen event space: “With a world class Void sound system and a comprehensive DMX lighting control system capable of accommodating up to 120 theatrical lights, The Evergreen can host everything from a dance party to a major concert.”

Redbull presents: SXLXMXN, Neill Von Tally, Trox, quickly, quickly, Fritzwa
The Evergreen
618 SE Alder St, Portland , OR
Fri, Aug 24th
Doors at 8 pm | $5-10
18+

 

Friday, August 24 Young Elk, The Cabin Project, Anothernight at Alberta Street Pub

*Sounds of PDX had a great interview with The Cabin Project. Check it out!

“Distant, melodic, and at times, crushingly bleak, Young Elk take their more subtle musical cues from introspective americana, shoegaze, and minimalist 90’s indie rock, falling somewhere between Pedro The Lion, Low, and Slowdive.
Young Elk is Ezekiel J Rudick, Tony Reyes, Bruce Reed, and Nic Moen”

The Cabin Project, made up of four Portland-based women, is an indie rock band whose sound stems from haunting choruses, three-part harmonies, pedals, synths and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Warpaint and Bon Iver.
Born in an attic “cabin” studio lined with Douglas Fir, the band started as a project of Katie Sawicki, a former-folksinger from Brooklyn who became inspired by electric guitars, keys, synthesizers, and balancing all three onstage.
After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Sawicki sought out musicians to collaborate with, leading her to musical partner Zanny Geffel, an orchestral drummer, rooted in jazz and percussion, with a preponderance for poetry and onstage mayhem. Rebekah Hanson, Jean Mastaler and Kelly Clifton create the band’s strings and bass section.”
“Like their name suggests, the band’s sound is reminiscent of the kind of intimate space created by artists like Bon Iver. The group uses traditional orchestral and choral methods to create a track that is inexplicably modern, heavy, and pop at the same time.” – American Songwriter
“…impressively educated string section with octave pedals and vocal harmonies to create music that’s both intimate and otherwordly.” – Bitch Magazine

With Anothernight

Young Elk, The Cabin Project, Anothernight at Alberta Street Pub
Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland
Fri, Aug 24th
Doors at 8:30 pm/Show at 9 pm | $10 TICKETS
21+

 

 

Friday, August 24 Black Plastic Clouds Release Show, White Knife Study, Holy Tentacles at White Eagle Saloon

Black Plastic Clouds from Seattle, WA is heading back down to Portland in support of their upcoming single release. They will be joined by local acts White Knife Study and Holy Tentacles.

Black Plastic Clouds Release Show, White Knife Study, Holy Tentacles
White Eagle Saloon
836 N Russell Street, Portland
Fri, Aug 24th
9 pm | $8 TICKETS

 

 

SATURDAY

 

Saturday, August 25 Wild Ones, Reptaliens, Sunbathe, My Body DJs at Mississippi Studio

Say “Farewell!” to the beautiful music collaboration of Wild Ones at their back to back farewell shows at Mississippi Studios.

Wild Ones delve into the bliss and burden that musicians are tasked with today: create work that captures your spirit, but do it without selling your soul. Self-produced and recorded, they walk the line of DIY oddity and polished pop sheen. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the band combines the talents of lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan, keyboardist Thomas Himes, drummer Seve Sheldon, guitarist Nick Vicario and bassist Max Stein. Growing up on Cocteau Twins and En Vogue, their sound is a mash of R&B synths, muted guitar, and somber vocal melodies. After 7 years together, they’ve hit their stride in creating work that poses questions about art and authenticity. Facebook Bandcamp

Reptaliens‘ Bambi and Cole met on a basketball court, filming a music video for a band that didn’t have any music. After dating for six months, the two married under a blanket of smoke from the season’s forest fires.
Reptaliens quickly evolved from a conceptual collage of ideas into the bedroom recording project for the duo, captured with analog synthesizers, electric guitars, and melodic bass lines, and tape delayed vocals telling stories of science fiction, obsession, and transhumanism.
As long time, active participants in the Portland music scene, Bambi and Cole call on a number of talented musicians to guest on songs throughout the entirety of Reptaliens’ recordings and live performances. The band embraces the captivity of their audience with their sincere and theatrical performances.

Sunbathe is “Real music, from a real person, feeling real feelings.” The solo project of Maggie Morris from Genders.

With My Body DJs

Saturday, August 25 Wild Ones, Reptaliens, Sunbathe, My Body DJs
Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave
Doors at 8 pm/Show at 9 pm | $15 TICKETS
21+

 

 

Saturday, August 25 Starover Blue (Single Release), Vice Reine, Terabyte, Camp Crush at Alberta Street Pub

Check out the Camp Crush interview on Sounds of PDX!

Portland experimental dream pop group Starover Blue returns home after a Western US tour to celebrate the release of a new single. For fans of Cocteau Twins, Wye Oak, and Low Roar.

Vice Reine is a San Francisco-based electronic band that melds synthpop, electroclash, and sci-fi into an unique live show.

Terabyte is Terra Marotz, electronica/artpop day producer-singer-songwriter from Northwestern, MT, based in Oakland, CA.

Camp Crush is a blend of indie rock and danceable new wave from Portland in the vein of The Cure, Blondie, and Depeche Mode.

Starover Blue (Single Release), Vice Reine, Terabyte, Camp Crush
Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland
Sat, Aug 25th
8 pm | Free
21+

 

 

Saturday, August 25 Swatkins and the Positive Agenda / Moorea Masa and the Mood with Very Special Guest Allen Stone at the Aladdin Theater

Saturday night is going to hit you like a brick, a big ole music brick that is because three amazing acts will grace the stage at the Aladdin! Swatkins and the Positive Agenda, Moorea Masa and The Mood with special guest, Allen Stone (yes, the Allen Stone), and opener, Frankie Simone. If you know Moorea or Steve (Swatkins) then you know they spend a fair amount of time touring with other people but Portland is lucky because they are going to play it big in their own hometown. Spreading a message of positivity through their music in these somewhat dark times, you will wear a smile all night long as you dance the night away in or out of your seat.

Swatkins and the Positive Agenda / Moorea Masa and the Mood with Very Special Guest Allen Stone at the Aladdin Theater
Saturday, August 25, Doors @7, show @8 p.m.
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland
Tickets $17-20 All Ages

 

 

SUNDAY

 

Sunday, August 26 yOya, Haley Johnsen at The Liquor Store

yOya says, “Our new album ‘The Half Turn’ is out and we’re returning to Portland to celebrate! Our pal Haley Johnsen will be opening the show — come hang! This is music we’ve been putting together over the course of almost two years now, and it’s so gratifying to put it out in the world… all we need is for you all to be there.”

yOya is folk-hearted rock with a drum machine tip.

yOya, Haley Johnsen
The Liquor Store
3341 SE Belmont St, Portland
Sun, Aug 26th
9 pm | $7
21+

 

 

MONDAY

 

Monday August 27 Rico Nasty, Maliibu Miitch at Peter’s Room (Roseland)

“Maliibu Miitch Is the Bronx’s Next Big Rapper” – VICE
“Maliibu Miitch Is Empowering Women on Her Way to the Top” – PaperMag
Maliibu Miitch on Facebook

Rico Nasty is one of the most spirited voices in rap” – The Fader

Peter’s Room is located on the ground level of the Roseland Theater and offers a more intimate stage setting, full restaurant, and bar. Peter’s Room is open during all Roseland Theater events with screens streaming the events from the main Roseland Theater stage.

Rico Nasty, Maliibu Miitch at Peter’s Room (Roseland)
Peter’s Room – Roseland
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland
Monday, August 27, 2018
8 pm | $17
All Ages Event | Bar w/ ID

 

 

WEEKEND CAMPING CONCERT

Friday, August 24 – Sunday, August 26 Moody Little Sister’s 2018 Annual Camping Concert at Dundee Lodge

Teri Briggs says:
“The weekend brings my favorite camping weekend of the summer, Moody Little Sister’s (MLS) annual camping concert. MLS may no longer live in Portland but they come here throughout the year to play shows and host this annual event. They always curate a stellar lineup, set in a bucolic setting, and gather the nicest “tribe” you could spend 3 days with. For the second year, the concert will be held in the beautiful setting of Dundee Lodge in Gaston, less than an hour from Portland, and a short walk to Henry Hagg Lake.
This year’s performers include: Kathryn Claire, Skybound Blue, Flagship Romance, The Resolectrics, and of course, Moody Little Sister.
Ricky’s Tacos will offer food for purchase and there will be a beer cart from Waltz Brewing.
VIP tix will go fast get your early bird prices here: TICKETS. Ticket link closes 8/23/18.
Camping and RV passes sold separately, and everyone staying overnight needs a camping pass.”

Moody Little Sister’s 2018 Annual Camping Concert
Dundee Lodge
50845 SW Dundee Rd., Gaston, OR 97119
Fri, Aug 24-Sun, Aug 26

 

 

PRP TEAM CONTRIBUTORS:

 

You can hear Jen Em spinning awesome new Indie music every Tuesday & Friday!
Catch Fresh Spins Tuesdays every Tuesday, 10 am – Noon,
and 
Fresh Spins with Jen Em every Friday, 10 am – Noon.
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Luke Neill is the voice of Sounds of PDX on PRP.
Catch Sounds of PDX every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm,
and the SPDX Listening Party every Thursday from 4-6 pm!
Follow Sounds of PDX on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Teri Briggs: You can follow Teri’s work with the PRP street team on her Facebook page, Teri’s Tunes PDX.

Inessa is the PRP Music Director and Creative Services and is responsible for many great blog posts, interviews and Drop-In Sessions. Follow Inessa on her blog.

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With a passion for music and a love of all things radio, Jen Emerson joined the PRP team in 2016. Jen’s musical involvement includes a long history of choral and jazz singing. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday, 10 am-Noon
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