Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks for August 3rd

Hello Dear Readers,

Oh my god. I am so tired. PDX Pop was great. I mean what I saw was good. I missed most of it because of stupid work. But I saw most of Friday and most of the night parts of Saturday and Sunday. My favorite was, as with last year, The Blue Cranes. That band really makes me feel stuff on my inside. I can't explain it. Other sets I thought were totally rad: Hosannas (new line up is a complete success), Brainstorm, Ben Darwish & Drew Shoals, AAN, Typhoon (made especially good by the anticipation created by technical difficulties). I need to make sure to take off work next year. Anyway, yesterday I ended up having a stupid busy day at work. I ended up working for 15 hours. I could not blog. I could not go to a show. I had to sleep. I don't think there was anything incredible that I missed (show wise) but let me know if I missed something. Anyway, there are a few shows worth mentioning. I would also like to say that Jared Mees & The Grown Children were all set to open for Weird Al which I thought was amazing, but then last minute it turns out Weird Al doesn't do opening bands. Well, I don't do $40 tickets. Here are the shows that look good tonight.

Poises Cafe is having a show with Dustin Hamman. Dustin usually plays under the moniker of Runonsentence. He is going on tour tomorrow for about two months (he is taking my bassist Perry Pfister among other people with him) supporting his latest release "You The Darkness and Me" that comes out next week on Hush Records. So if you like his music, and you probably would if you heard it, then you should check out this show. It is FREE and starts at 7:30 PM.

Someday Lounge is having a show with Merriwether Lewis & William Clark (Corvallis), Autopilot is for Lovers, Spirits of the Red City (Minneapolis), and Ezra Carey. Yes this seems like a large bill. But there are two bands on here that I really want to see. Autopilot is for Lovers are a good band. That being said there may have been a line up change. I have no idea really. I guess to find out you have to go to the show. Also I have heard really good things about Spirits of the Red City. They played twice in the area I stayed in when I was in California recently and I heard that they were hands down the best shows all summer. From what I understand they have an epic folk sound. Are they like Typhoon? I don't know. Go to the show. Find out. The show is $5 and starts at 9 PM.

Holocene is having their monthly installation of The Rumble. This time round they have Nucular Aminals, Rumspringa (LA), Ghost Mom, and DJ Skin So Soft. Though I listed Nucular Aminals several times, I have not yet seen them play live. This might be a good time to do so. From what I recall they have a seemingly fresh indie pop music. Rumspringa is what they call the time when Amish people let their young people go completely apeshit. Their music does not seem like anything is going apeshit. But maybe that is what Amish people sound like when they go apeshit. Do you guys like the term going apeshit? I do. I am not familiar with Ghost Mom but I remember really liking this. This show is FREE and starts at 8:30 PM

If you see me at any of these shows please say "Hi". I am wearing a beard these days.

-Ben


Runonsentence is gonna play Poises tonight. What a beardy guy.

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Backforty Presents said...

I hosted Spirits of the Red City in Denver. They are not only put on a show you'll remember for years, but they are absolutely the nicest people in the world. Get out and support this band.

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