Friday, May 14, 2010

Summer Concerts 2010 (so far)

In this post you will find the current available selection of Oregon area shows for the upcoming summer months that we think deserve special attention. More shows will be announced all the time, so check back for updates! Hope you find something you like!

Doug Fir Lounge:
May 22nd- Derby
May 23rd- Landon Pigg
May 28th- Patrick Watson
May 29th- The Minus 5
June 2nd- Isis
June 7th- Kurt Vile
June 10th- Delta Spirit
June 13th- Matt Pond PA
June 19th- Wang Chung
July 2nd- The Submarines
July 10th- Fol Chen w/Grand Hallway
July 15th- Ben Taylor
July 23rd- Here We Go Magic
Sept 7th- The Clientele

Mississippi Studios
May 21st- Plants & Animals
May 24th- Broken Bells (just announced afternoon show tix on sale tomorrow 10am)
May 27th- Local Natives
May 28th- Vetiver
May 29th- tUnE yArDs
June 1st- Sera Cahoone
June 4th- Samantha Crain
June 5th- Themselves
June 9th- Delorean
June 10th- Loch Lomond
June 17th- Kelli Schaefer
July 2nd- The Moondoggies
July 7th- Sleepy Sun
July 10th Mirah

Wonder Ballroom
May 28th- Why?
June 24th- Rooney

Hawthorne Theater
May 26th- Caribou
May 28th- Ok Go
June 8th- mewithoutyou & David Bazan

The Woods
June 7th- The White Buffalo

Crystal Ballroom
May 26th & 27th- John Butler Trio with State Radio
June 1st & 2nd- MGMT
June 16th- Cage The Elephant
June 22nd- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
July 16th- New Pornographers
July 23rd- Blitzen Trapper
July 27th- Wolf Parade
July 28th- Toad The Wet Sprocket

SPECIAL ADVANCE NOTICE: October 16th- Broken Social Scene

Aladdin Theater
June 4th- Crash Test Dummies
June 17th- Stars
June 18th- Melody Gardot
July 15th- Carbon Leaf
August 6th & 7th- Joanna Newsom
August 27th- Mat Kearney

May 22nd- The Ascetic Junkies
June 5th- Jared Mees & The Grown Children

June 4th- Jesse Malin

Berbati's Pan
May 28th- The Long Winters

Oregon Zoo
June 25th- Jewel
August 20th- The Swell Season

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
June 16th- Imogen Heap

Roseland Theater
May 28th- Minus The Bear
May 29th- LCD Soundsystem
June 26th- Portugal The Man

June 10th- Norman
July 17th- The Avett Brothers with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
August 11th- The Builders & The Butchers
August 14th- Rodrigo Y Gabriela
September 3rd- Pavement

Sleep Country Amphitheater
July 2nd- Lilith Fair
October 3rd- Jack Johnson

Maryhill Winery
July 31st- Jackson Browne
August 7th- Natalie Merchant

Wow Hall
May 22nd- YACHT
May 27th- The Long Winters
May 29th- Isis
May 30th- Why?
June 4th- Jaguar Love
August 1st- Nappy Roots
August 25th- Mat Kearney

The Cuthbert
July 27th- Jackson Browne
August 1st- Ringo Starr Band
August 6th- Michael Franti

The Gorge Amphitheater
July 3rd- Lilith Fair
July 17th- Kings Of Leon
Sept 3rd-5th- Dave Mathews Band
October 2nd- Jack Johnson

Britt Pavilion
June 26th- Jewel
June 27th- Brandi Carlile
July 2nd- Black Crowes
July 15th- Michael Franti with Brett Dennen
July 17th- New Pornographers with The Dodos
July 20th- The Swell Season
July 26th- Jackson Browne

May 20th- Erin Cole-Baker, Eric Tollefson

Silvermoon Tap Room
May 27th- Yenn Family Acoustic Project

Domino Room
July 8th- Pinback
Aug 24th- Mat Kearney

The Annex
June 5th- The White Buffalo

Les Schwab Amphitheater
May 30th- Band Of Horses
August 1st- Stolen Sweets
August 5th- Michael Franti

Old St. Francis
June 23rd- Stephanie Schneiderman
August 18th- The Builders & The Butchers

Tower Theater
May 25th- Horse Feathers
June 3rd- Helio Sequence
August 5th- Dar Williams

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dom: Sun Bronzed Greek Gods

If you’ve got 60 minutes to listen to some new music, you’ll be able to blaze through Dom’s 19 minute long, debut EP “Sun Bronzed Greek Gods” three times. It’s probably a good idea you do just that. The first time will serve to get you hooked on the dance rock beats and youthful melodies, the subsequent listen will force you to take notice of the lyrics, and the third will wrap it all up nicely in one completely enjoyable package.

For lovers of Passion Pit and Metric, this electric rock EP starts off with the seemingly patriotic anthem “Living In America” and declares “…forget all you haters, U.S.A. is for lovers!” What follows the first track are 6 more anthems with great lo-fi vocals covering mostly stories about relationships and some ecstasy use. Except for a beach inspired guitar interlude toward the end of the EP’s 5th track :”Rude As Jude”, much of Sun Bronzed Greek Gods unfolds using garage rock greatness and polished drum driven bridges.

Dom is a band from Massachusetts, and also the name of the elusive lead singer (who refused to give his last name to an interviewer from Pitchfork last month). However, with the success this EP is likely to bring the band, it’s unlikely the mystique surrounding the 22 year old will last long. The album is sure to become a summertime staple and supporters will eventually root out more info about him. For now be content with knowing him through his music… it’s not a bad insight at all.