Friday, March 23rd – The Aladdin (the Friday night which “begins” spring break)
Sharon Van Etten/The War on Drugs ($16): her newest record has been growing on me, but the jury is still a little out; they (The War on Drugs) are solid – David and I caught a bit of them opening for Destroyer – and I didn’t realize that Kurt Vile (whose solo record is growing on me) is part of the band. They were recently added to the bill – at arguably the best live venue in Portland.
Sunday, April 8th – The Aladdin
Heartless Bastards ($18): our friend Alessi heartily recommended these folks’ latest, The Arrow. So it’s cool that they are playing The Aladdin (did I already say it was probably the best venue in Portland?)
Thursday, April 12th – Wonder Ballroom
First Aid Kit/Peggy Sue ($12/14): Two of my favorite acts of the last year tour together (Peggy Sue was recently added, and then the venue was changed from the Doug Fir to Wonder Ballroom). Though I’d rather have seen the show at the Doug Fir (small, better sound) – this is the best double bill I’ve seen in some time.
Monday, June 4th – The Aladdin
Destroyer ($18/20): Yeah – a Monday show, wtf? – but their last record still sometimes gives me goosebumps, and they are playing at The Aladdin, which might be…yadda yadda…