Flashback: Amebix at the Know, May 2009

Plus: A full list of the Alberta punk dive's 10th anniversary shows.


Starting tomorrow, sticky-floored Northeast Portland dive the Know—a favorite haunt of local punks, metalheads and Jonathan Richman—celebrates its decade anniversary with 10 days of shows, featuring some of the venue's favorite regular performers. But we wanted to know: What's the best show at the Know? According to Derek Willman, bassist of the Estranged and one of the club's longtime bartender, ...   More
Thursday, January 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts for Jan. 7-13


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7 Brandon Conway, ALTO! [IMPROV OUT] Portland’s Creative Music Guild may have moved its innovative Outset Series to a new venue, but hasn’t left behind its devotion to edgy sounds. Guitarist Brandon ...   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Matthew Singer

Introducing: Muscle and Marrow

Music Stories
Who: Kira Clark (vocals, guitar), Keith McGraw (drums, samples). Sounds like: A funeral procession through ice and mud that long ago lost the path to the burial site but continues to trudge on ad   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Drunk Dad: Friday, May 30

Not your father’s hardcore—unless your father is an old scumbag.

Music Stories
The definitive sound of punk has been fiercely debated for decades, but one thing most critics can agree on about the music is its antagonistic nature. Right down to its name, Portland’s Drunk D   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Bar Guide 2014: The Know

Bar Guide
The Know2026 NE Alberta St., 473-8729, theknowpdx.com. 3 pm-2:30 am daily.An iconic punk club that’s never entirely fit any incarnation of its neighborhood, the Know enjoys a sparkling international   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 JAY HORTON

Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do in Portland Jan. 10-12

Too many New Years edition.


Friday, Jan. 10Hovercraft Records Showcase: Hornet Leg, Charts, Mythological Horses, Vasas, LA Drugz, Sealion, Burnt Thrones Club[LO-FI SOUNDTRACK] Hovercraft Records rules. Not only does it back some of the best and most raw bands in Portland, for this showcase, it’s offering a free cassette compilation to the first 250 patrons. And you can bet your firstborn that any Hovercraft compilation is going ...   More
Friday, January 10, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Screaming Females: Saturday, Nov. 16

How to grow a punk band: play basements, record with Steve Albini, impress Garbage.

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If there were a “right way” to make it as a punk band, Screaming Females would be a prime example. Being from New Brunswick, N.J.—a bona fide Mesopotamia of the East Coast DIY scene—cert   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 PETE COTTELL

The Rise of the Know

While the rest of Alberta Street grows up, the Know has become Portland’s mecca for punk and hard rock.

Music Stories
The Know’s barroom half is a ramshackle container for cheap beer. Its restrooms appear to idolize CBGB’s storied stalls. The adjoining show space might as well be a basement. The club’s ro   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

Better Know a Dive: The Know (Underbelly Bender #6)


 Who doesn't love dive bars? Nobody, that's who—although few love a good dive as much as And And And's Bim Ditson. That's why he put together the Underbelly Bender, a six-week crosstown concert series dedicated to celebrating Portland bands and the bars that nurture them. In conjunction, each week here at wweek.com we will be profiling the hosting bar and its local music history. For the ...   More
Friday, December 23, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Get to Know Your Local Dive with And And And's Underbelly Bender Concert Series


Not content to simply be universally regarded as one of Portland finest young bands, And And And is apparently running for some kind of music scene mayorship only they seem to know exists. This past summer, the band brought together the local music community for its inaugural Rigsketball tournament, staging guerrilla basketball games all across town. Now, as winter approaches, And And And is taking ...   More
Monday, November 7, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER


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