This Weekend in Portland: 2.19 – 2.21
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.
An All Ages Evening with Quasi at Mississippi Studios
It’s always nice to see all ages shows around town, considering the majority of killer shows tend to be 21 and up. It can’t always be 21 and up, though. I mean, someone needs to teach the kids about good music, right? Well, this weekend Quasi will be playing the role of teacher. Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes will be kicking off a supremely early set at 6p because, much like Wu Tang, Quasi is for the children. If all ages shows aren’t your cup of tea, you may be able to catch Quasi at the 21+ evening show, however be aware: it’s sold out, so you’ll have to track down tickets on your own. – A.S.
All Ages, 6p, $12 ADV/$14 DOS, (link)
Diane Coffee and Jackson Boone at Bunk Bar
To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with Diane Coffee before writing this, I simply thought this show was worthy of praise just for the magical goodness of Jackson Boone’s mellow psych grooves. Upon further research, I’ve learned that Coffee is a former Disney child star, drummer for the esteemed Foxygen, and that his solo material is arguably better than that of his more famous group. Currently on tour in support of a second studio LP, Everybody’s a Good Dog, Diane Coffee’s performance is bound to dazzle. – T.L.
21+, 9p, $10 ADV/$12 DOS, (link)
Sioux Falls (album release) with Blowout, Chylde Clowne, and Drunken Palms at Black Water Bar
Post punk indie rockers Sioux Falls have been grinding hard in the Portland music scene over the past four years. This Friday night, Black Water Bar will play host to the release party of the group’s fifth release, Rot Forever, which has already gained praise from the sons of bitches at Pitchfork. The new album is discernibly the band’s strongest work to date, and if we were in the game of rating things, we’d give it higher than a 6.9 for sure. This is another of those #rare, awesome, all ages shows, so kiddos, get out there and have fun! – T.L.
All Ages, 7:30p, $5, (link)
Palehound, Genders, and Little Star at Mississippi Studios
Saturday night’s bill at Mississippi Studios holds a special place in our hearts. Boston-based Palehound’s outstanding first LP, Dry Food, earned itself a spot on our Best 15 Albums of 2015 year-end list. The fact that the group’s songwriter, Ellen Kempner, is only 21 years old, makes Palehound’s infectious melodies even more captivating. With support from two of N&C’s favorite and Portland’s most preeminent indie rock bands, Genders and Little Star, this show is a no brainer – if it’s not already sold out when you get there. – T.L.
21+, 9p, $10 ADV/$12 DOS, (link)
Landlines, Sad Horse, and Talkative at The Know
Landlines is one of my favorite acts in town, and I think they’re a pretty underrated one at that. The first time I heard them was on 2013’s Loserly EP, and ever since they’ve been incredibly consistent. And actually, I believe this show was originally booked as a record release for their latest effort Problems 24/7. Unfortunately, seems as though they’ve run into problems 24/7 with the production cycle, and even though they were promised the records on January 5th, they have yet to receive them. Either way, come out to the Know, and have a good time. They’ll be joined by the always wonderful Sad Horse and psych rippers Talkative, who are back on the come-up after a short hiatus. – A.S.
21+, 8pm, $5-7, (link)