A Tasty Sound-Sandwich

No Kind of Rider @ Backspace 10/29/10 The major element in a great band is a good singer, while the rest of a band matters greatly, with out a great singer a band has nothing. No Kind of Rider doesn’t just have a good singer, Sam is a fantastic singer, the harmonies with Jeremy on … Continue reading

So many good shows…

Thursday 11/4: Spindrift, *The Sexy Water Spiders, The Shivas and *Go Fever at Berbati’s Pan: 10 SW 3rd Ave. $7-10 Friday 11/5 The Overcasters, *Happy Prescriptions and *We Miss the Earth at The Knife Shop at Kelly’s Olympian: 426 SW Washington. $ 5 Elsinore, *Soft Tags and Vincent Minor at Berbati’s Pan: 10 SW 3rd Ave. $7-10 Saturday … Continue reading

Why is Backspace so amazing 10/29 show

I promise I do look for shows in other places in fact I went to one at Ella Street a few days ago, forgot to post my show pick for that (oops). Anywho there is another awesome show at Backspace on Friday the 29th Check it out: Westfold, Galaxy Farm, Mnemonic Sounds and No Kind of … Continue reading

Flying with Falkor

Unicorn Domination @ Ella St. 10/21/10 Venturing out for the first time in almost three months Chelsea, Duncan and Clint put on a mesmerizing show despite a few technical difficulties which were smoothly worked out while Chelsea speaking in her comical “Satan voice” and the magical dancing unicorn entertained us. The most defining aspects of … Continue reading

Dance Parties and Mix Tapes

Adventures! With Might @ Backspace  10/16/10 Adventures! With Might is Marc Swart and Isaac Medina. Marc’s voice has a a quiet, hiding in the dark feel that combines with Isaac’s driving bass lines, keyboards and a drum machine to create a dance party that sounds like a mix of industrial and pop. I thoroughly enjoyed their song … Continue reading

Another Awesome Show at Backspace 10/16

Come out to Backspace for an awesome show featuring: Spesus Christ, Adventures! With Might, Your Canvas, Keep the Kids Quiet, and Bootz Orchestra! This is a benefit show for a cat named Mr. Weasley who needs some medical attention after being hit by a car…feel bad yet, kinda sad? Well come help out and get … Continue reading

Sunshine Under A Black Light

Grey Anne at Backspace 10/10/10 I dare you to go see Grey Anne perform live and try not to love her. I did just that, I dismissed her as another singer/songwriter with nothing worth listening to. Then she takes the stage alone, with a guitar and a gong. This can’t be good I told myself … Continue reading

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Drop everything go to Backspace 10/9

What: Sound Judgement Festival Who: Arctic Flowers, Bellicose Minds, Spectres, Grey Anne, Wishyunu and Midnight Callers Where: Backspace. 115 NW 5th Ave. $5 When: Saturday 10/9 Why? There are a lot of great bands playing! Check out the song “Technicolor Haze” by Arctic Flowers:  http://www.myspace.com/arcticflowerspdx

You Can Hug These Tigers

Tiger House at Slabtown 10/1/10 Tiger House kicked off the evening with Gender Steady from their EP Doom Pop but things really got started with Plurals which featured funky disco inspired bass lines sprinkled with falsetto vocals and a groovy drum beat.  Another stand out song of the evening was Video Vamp. Full of rock … Continue reading