Friday, April 9, 2010

Javelin w/ Maus Haus and 60-Watt Kid - Sunday, April 25th at Bootleg Theater


“Javelin, comprised of New York City crate-rats George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk, certainly do their share of jumping around, never letting their listener get too close to an idea or a groove for very long… a curiously sly concoction of found sounds and nautically dizzying loops and breaks that reference everything from beach-psych to diet-dub, all outfitted with delightfully strange ticks, grumbles, and seagull squawks.” – Pitchfork

“Leave it to the weirdo mecca of San Francisco to produce a smart psych rock band in Maus Haus that practices the biggest rock perversion of them all - complete lack of guitars. Hailing from the Bay Area, Maus Haus combine a paranoid insomniac vibe with playful pop lines and cleverly cinematic lyrics that make them out to be the bastard child of Kraftwerk hanging with Captain Beefheart that would obviously have a video starring Simon Le Bon and the boys. That is an admittedly nutso sentence, but it's hard to pinpoint exactly what Maus Haus is - other than totally rad.” – RCRD LBL

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Three Great Shows Tonight - Bootleg, Bordello, Silverlake Lounge

We are very excited about tonight's events...

At Bootleg, Titus Andronicus performs w/ Let's Wrestle (U.K.) and local favorite Slang Chickens. Advance tickets are still available ($10 adv/$12 day of show), but not for long. If advance tickets appear to be sold out, a limited amount of walk-up tix will be available.

At Bordello, Taylor Locke & The Roughs (featuring members of Rooney and The Like) is celebrating the release of their new album 'Grain and Grape.' White Arrows and Paper Zoo will open the show. Tickets are $8. Please note: there will be balloons.

At Silverlake Lounge, San Francisco's LoveLikeFire perform w/ Denmark's Kashmir. This show is very close to selling out, so purchase tix in advance if you wish to attend. Red Tide and Space Waves are also on the bill... making it a can't-miss sorta night.

Monday, March 8, 2010

First Aid Kit (Sweden) covering Fleet Foxes

First Aid Kit performs at Bootleg this summer - June 1st. Advance tickets are currently on sale via InTicketing. Click here.

Black Prairie (feat. members of The Decemberists) - April 24th at Bootleg

Featuring three-fifths of The Decemberists and two of Portland’s finest folk stylists, Black Prairie - whose debut was released by Sugar Hill Records, and produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie) - embodies the rich sonic landscape of the Portland music scene while integrating the diverse backgrounds of its members. As described by dobroist Chris Funk, the band’s sound “bridges the music of Clarence White and Ennio Morricone” in a way that defies genre characterization.

Advance tickets are $12, and day-of-show tickets are $14. Click here to get tix.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Eluvium - May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) at Bootleg

Born in Tennessee and raised in Louisville, KY, Matthew Cooper relocated to Portland, OR several years back and has since spent many a night holed up in his house transforming the vibrations in his brain into sweeping walls of elegant noise. With a depth ranging from fragile to glacial, he takes dense layers of guitars and pianos and builds them into an awe-inspiring fortress around himself. Resting comfortably and confidently in the spirits of Brian Eno's most accomplished ambient pieces, Eluvium is a freakishly beautiful affair. If it was ever possible for a warm gust of wind to send chills through every bone in your body, then Eluvium is that warm wind.

“Eluvium's ambient music is music first and ambient second; it leans forward, asks for consideration, and has no desire to slip into the background. As "cinematic" music goes, these pieces tend toward widescreen pictures with big budgets… sounds like something that would waft out of the ballroom in The Shining during one of Jack Nicholson's breaks away from the typewriter.” – Pitchfork

Friday, February 26, 2010

Holly Miranda - March 12 at Bootleg

“She's a bona-fide singer-songwriter who can and will simply sell a song around just her voice and the sound of an acoustic guitar… Miranda's mature, world-weary inflections bring everything-- nightmares, hopes, loss-- to the fore. Her crackling vocals lend themselves to murkiness and intrigue.” – Pitchfork

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shows Just Added...

We've just confirmed Holly Miranda for March 12th at Bootleg; Priestbird for May 8th at Bootleg; Uh Huh Her for March 31st at Bordello; Horse Feathers for May 19th at Bootleg; Phantogram w/ Love Grenades for March 4th at Bordello...

Also, we recently added Great Northern to the Choir of Young Believers show on March 13th at Bootleg. Advance tickets for all of these shows are available via

Friday, February 19, 2010

Broken Bells' First Show Ever - at Bootleg TONIGHT (n' Sold Out!)

Shins frontman James Mercer and producer-to-the-stars Danger Mouse are now a duo called Broken Bells, and they'll drop their debut album on March 9 via Columbia. At this exact moment, the duo have played exactly zero shows. But fast-acting Los Angelenos can witness the band's very first show real, real soon. Tonight, they'll make their onstage debut at L.A.'s Bootleg Theater.

If you miss that one, Mercer and Danger have three other live shows planned. At the beginning of March, they'll hit Paris and London. And on March 17, they'll play NPR Music's SXSW showcase at the Austin venue Stubb's, joining a stacked lineup that includes Spoon, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, the Walkmen, and Visqueen. The line to get into that one is going to be nuts. All the band's tour dates are below.

Broken Bells:

02-19 Los Angeles, California - Bootleg Theater
03-01 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
03-03 London, England - ICA
03-17 Austin, TX - Stubb's (NPR Music showcase) *