WEDNESDAY DEC. 17
[ART-ROCK] On its new album, Comfort in Doubt,
the Portland band continues to build on its art-rock and prog
influences, with lopsided grooves, searing guitar
LISTEN LIKE THIEVES: A rash of break-ins has left a Northeast Portland guitar store short $10,000 worth of merchandise. Over
the course of three consecutive weekends beginning in late October,
Many houses. Many lights. Many pedestrians. Southeast Peacock Lane between Stark and Belmont streets, peacocklane.net. 6-11 pm Dec. 15-30, 6 pm-midnight Dec. 24 and 31
WEDNESDAY DEC. 10
[COMEDY] Kickstand, Portland’s first—but
maybe not last—comedy venue in a bike-shop basement, opens with a show
hosted by Curtis Cook, Alex Falcone
THROWBACK OUT: A
dance party scheduled for Doug Fir Lounge on Nov. 28 was canceled by
the venue following an online uproar over the use of racial stereotypes
in the artwork used to promote the e
WEDNESDAY DEC. 3
[ANARCHY FROM THE B.C.] With this year’s Deep Fantasy,
the Canadian punk band perfected an irresistible trick: transforming a
history of harshness—hardcore, no
Lights Pioneer Square Tree Lighting Ceremony The festivities leading up to the lighting of the 75-foot tree will include a singalong with members of Pink Martini and Thomas Lauderdale and music by the 234th Army Band. Pioneer Courthouse Square. 5:30 pm Nov. 28. Lights at Maddax Wood If a single Christmas tree isn’t enough to sa...
Wednesday, Nov. 26Lord Dying, Castle, Norska, Holy Grove [SLUDGE METAL] Last years, Lord Dying bludgeoned its way to the top of the Portland metal heap with its Relapse Records debut, Summon the Faithless, a skull-cracking collection of sludge-caked riffs and grinding tempos. With new album Poisoned Altars coming in January, the band is looking to defend its crown. C...
TWO DOZENDRUMMERS NEEDED: Beginning next September, 23 Portland bands will be in need of a new drummer.
Papi Fimbres, one of the city’s busiest musicians, is moving to Germany
for a year. “Wit