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