Last night, I did not see any shows. I did my chilling in Hillsboro gig. Aka house sitting. It was pretty chill. As one might expect. But I feel like I probably missed out on some good shows. Please let me know about them
Friday, December 18th
The Woods is having a show with . Portugal. The Man is a band I don't understand. I mean all of their music is pretty cool. But they do whatever they want. Their discography is not consistent. In a good way. World's Greatest Ghost is one of my favorite bands in Portland. They make music that is danceable and catchy and awesome and nerdy and so good. I love the guitarmonies and the keyboards and everything. I love it. The show is $12 and starts at 10 PM.
Someday Lounge is having a show benefiting something called Project Casamance with Nick Jaina, Autopilot is For Lovers, and Dragging an Ox Through Water, and
Rasheeda Ameera. This is seems like a good cause. It seems like a good bill. Like a really good bill. Let me break it down: Nick Jaina - Good. Autopilot - Good. Dragging an Ox Through Water - Good. Rasheeda Ameera - Not heard of. But seriously check out this show. Dragging An Ox Through Water is so good. He doesn't play as much as he should. I still need to pick up his last album. The show is $7-$10 and starts at 9 PM.
Backspace is having a show with The Rural Alberta Atvantage (Toronto), Blunt Mechanic(Seattle), Monarques, and Kim De Lacy. The Rural Advantage is a band that I find immediately likable. I heard and instantly wanted to listen to it again. Very infectious. Blunt Mechanic is the new band of Ben Barnett of Kind of Like Spitting. I really have always like Kind of Like Spitting, so I am assuming that I will like this new band as well. Monarques is a pop band that Josh Spacek formed when he left Oh Captain My Captain. It sounds like a slightly updated version of Grease. In a good way. They are a lot of fun. The show is $8-$10 and starts at 9 PM.
Folk experimentation at its finest. Dragging An Ox Through Water plays tonight at Someday Lounge.