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Big Ass Boombox Portland 1.24-25

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired of waiting for summer to catch loads of rad live music? Beat your boredom this winter busting a move at Big Ass Boombox Portland, which is back with it’s third bringing of bodacious bands and brainy wordsters. This free, two-day festival takes place at five venues downtown (including two all ages venues) and features 40 local bands and 15 litterateurs.

As always, young Jedi, you must choose your own adventure, but here is my tentative agenda for the weekend.

Friday, January 24

Start at the Ash Street Saloon for Hands In at 10:30 pm followed by The Autonomics, then split over to Dante’s to catch some of The No Tomorrow Boys all killer no filler antics at 11:30 pm. Next I’ll either stick around Dante’s for Adventure Galley or head back to Ash Street for Psychomagic, depending on how the substances of the evening grab a hold of me.

Saturday, January 25

This night will get a little weird. Start out at Slabtown (all ages) with The Century at 9:30. Next I’ll head to Ash Street for Coma Serfs at 10:45 pm, then stroll to Kelly’s Olympian for Summer Cannibals at 11:30 pm. For the highlight of the night, I’ll make my way back to Ash Street to watch Old Age at 12:15 am.

Your journey through Big Ass Boom Box may be entirely different than mine. Take a look at the schedule of shenanigans to decide for yourself how you plan to spend the weekend. But don’t be a dummy and not go out, after this it’s back to waiting for summer. - Travis Leipzig

 

 

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Interview: Dennise Kowalcyke of KZME

This week we’d like to highlight one of the supporters of our local music scene, Dennise Kowalcyke. She’s the station manager at KZME, a radio station which focuses on playing music from local bands and promoting their art through the airwaves. Ben was able to chat with Dennise about  the station’s history, future goals and their mutual love for rigsketball in an interview filled with insight into how KZME became a staple in our local scene. Read the full interview here!


KZME just launched a fundraiser to help their listener-supported radio going, go here to learn more info and show your support.

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Portland Acts Added to Treefort Lineup

Treefort just announced the next list of reasons why you should make the trek to Boise this March to experience what is turning into a staple of the Northwest music scene. Over a dozen of our Portland’s best bands will be joining the spring party including Aan, Sallie Ford, Wooden Indian Burial Ground and a bunch more (see the full list of artists here). Treefort has once again proven its ability to curate a fantastic lineup of music to be presented it in the evolving arts and music scene of Boise, ID. The festival runs March 20-23rd, do yourself a favor and join this year’s festivities. - Benjamin Toledo   

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She Shreds Magazine Release Party at Doug Fir 1.18

The first time I ever heard La Luz, I really thought they were carefully curated for my own musical tastes. The distant waves of surf rock with significant femininity creates the loveliest thing I've heard in a long time. Recently, the Seattle-based band suffered through a semi-truck versus them on the highway, but powered through it with their own tough stride and support from the music community. That resilience continues to shine through their music. Songs like "Sure As Spring" and "T.V. Dream" assist you in wading through a time warp, back to where taunting guitar melodies were done best. The aftermath leaves you hungry for anything else these ladies will throw your way. That hunger will stay. 

They will be headlining the release party for She Shreds Magazine, a Portland-based publication dedicated to female guitarists and encouraging a revolution involving awareness for the underrepresented. The Ghost Ease and Hooded Hags will be supporting, offering plenty of mind tingles for the night. - Colette Pomerleau

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Top Bands from the Year End Open Submission

I was excited to see so many local bands that I love had submitted their music to be reviewed for our Year End Poll (see right), but what excited me even more was seeing who came out on top once the reviewing process was over (see here for more details on the reviewing process). The post-indie stylings of Rare Monk, hook driven songs written by Just Lions, progressive musical experiments conducted by Sama Dams and the dreamscapes that only Soft Shadows can create deserve inclusion in our Best of 2013 list as much as any band nominated by our jurors. Be sure to check these bands out and vote for your favorites here. - Benjamin Toledo


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