This Weekend in Portland: 11.13 – 11.15
With the overwhelming bounty of amazing things happening in Portland on any given weekend, sorting through it all to find the perfect activities to fill our invaluable free time can be taxing. To help make your planning a little easier, we’ve put together a list of the things we think are most worthy of your time.
Elephant Stone and Hollow Sidewalks at Bunk Bar
Elephant Stone, led by Rishi Dhir who has served as the touring sitar player for the likes of Beck, The Horrors, and Brian Jonestown Massacre, will bring their spaced out classical indian and 60’s-pop inspired psychedelia to Bunk Bar this Friday night, and it’s going to bend minds. Local openers Hollow Sidewalks will loosen things up with their own blend of post punk psych rock.
9pm, 21+, $8, (link)
Cult Babies, Ah God, and Midnight Sun at The Know
Vancouver, BC’s Cult Babies are super dope. They play an enchanting, doom-laced psych rock, somewhere between Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats with stronger melodies and The Allah Las with more grit. Dude-babes, Ah God, will represent the local weirdo scene with their lo-fi floral grunge pop, and members of Coma Serfs will open the night with a Midnight Sun reunion show.
8pm, 21+, $5-7, (link)
Bim Ditson’s Mayoral Campaign Launch Party at Bunk Bar
Local musician and artisan Bim Ditson is officially running for mayor of Portland. While he may not have the scum-lizard political experience and grotesque backdoor relations with big business and developers that many norms expect as a requisite for a city’s mayoral candidacy, Ditson does have is a passion for the people of our fair city, and is basing his platform on preserving what makes Portland the cultural icon it is. To celebrate the launch of his campaign, and to collect enough signatures required to have his name on the ballot, this Saturday night Bunk Bar will be hosting a Thanksgiving food drive and show, featuring beloved local rippers Wooden Indian Burial Ground and Portland-music lifer Sam Coomes (Quasi). Support Bim, support you.
7pm, 21+, (link)
Double Dragon’s 4th Anniversary
Anniversaries are universally pretty dope. But when they mean you can score Double Dragon’s divine pulled pork bahn mi for only $4, as well as an array of $4 fancy dranks, we’d be remiss not to help celebrate. Head down to the inner SE bar and restaurant from 8pm till 1am to show your appreciation for the business’s four-year milestone, and cash in on as many $4 flavor bombs as you can.
8pm-1am, 21+, Free, (link)
Hosannas and Calm Candy at Rontoms
Hosannas have been a pillar of the Portland music scene for nearly a decade, playing experimental electronic avant pop. This Sunday they return to Rontoms for an intimate indoor showcase, in what will also serve as longtime booker Theo Craig’s last bill at the venue as the reins are passed on to Boone Howard. Melodic female duo, Calm Candy, open the night with their heartfelt, beat-driven synth pop. Bring a date or find one there, this is going to be a night of lusty-ass jams.
9pm, 21+, Free, (link)