April 21, 2009

Make it Pop! PDX Pop Now Benefit Show

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Portland’s community of musicians always seem to band together and put on the best benefit shows. This year’s benefit for PDX Pop Now! happening next week is no exception. Just before heading out on tour with the Shins, James Mercer will roll solo, along with a number of other local frontmen.

Complete details are on the poster above, and below.

Make It Pop! A Benefit for PDX Pop Now! Thursday, April 30 The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel All-Ages $30

Featuring performances by James Mercer of The Shins Marty Marquis of Blitzen Trapper Brandon Summers of The Helio Sequence Loch Lomond Ryan Sollee of The Builders & The Butchers Dantronix (Video DJ)

Plus admission includes sundry comestible treats from sponsors such as Bakery Bar, Artemis Catering, St. Cupcake and Captured by Porches Brewing.

Tickets are at Brown Paper Tickets.

December 6, 2006

Today’s News

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I noticed that the Silversun Pickups will be at Key Arena with OK Go and Snow Patrol on February 27. Geez. Another arena show. I guess you can’t blame a band for becoming popular. Yes you can.

Local blogger Drake Lane talks about the benefit at Neumos that James Mercer of the Shins is playing on January 6.

 Some List News. - Largeheartedboy has their best of 2006. Three Imaginary Girls is doing their best of the the Northwest poll.  You can vote at KEXP’s best of the year poll as well.

Wow. Not to beat a dead horse, but the new Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! tracks over at Pitchfork have taken music blogville by storm today. Their album drops January 30, 2007.