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March 2016
My Gold Mask
"Anxious Utopia

Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo working on the dark electro-pop sound of My Gold Mask since 2009. On their latest album, dropping today, March 4th, on Moon Sounds Records, Anxious Utopia, the duo may have finally found perfection. It may be the addition of James Andrews on production, but most of the songs on the album were written by Armondo and Rochelle. This album is a mixture of dance pop in the vain of Carly Rae Jepsen and dark gothic pop of Siouxsie Sioux. Rochelle is powerful and commanding through out with Armondo and Andrews providing her driving and infectious club ready tracks. Anxious Utopia is My Gold Mask clearly firing on all cylinders.

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Saturday Night Sounds: The Dandy Warhols - "You Are Killing Me"

On tonight's Saturday Night Sounds, let's take some time to appreciate a band that has been a key influence to many of bands around town today. The Dandy Warhols are a Portland staple and a partial reminder of how the town used to be back before the Salt and Straw days. Yesterday, The Dandy Warhols released they're 10th album and first in four years, Distortland. A couple days prior to that, they shared their video for one of the tracks off the album, "You Are Killing Me," which features an appearance by Andy Warhol cohort Joe Dallesandro

Watch Dallesandro canoodle with some furries in the "You Are Killing Me" video below.


Punk rock fundraiser for the NRO

Portland has never had an issue with rallying together and taking a stand for a cause...especially when that cause is seeks to benefit the freedoms of women and minority groups. Tonight, punk bar Black Water will be hosting a fundraiser for the Network for Reproductive Options, which is a member affiliate of the National Network of Abortion Funds. The NRO aids in finding ethical and qualified abortion providers for those in need.

This particular show, featuring Heavy Hands, Steel Chains, Macho Boys, Sweats and spinning by DJ Matty Buttcakes will also put money towards the NRO's annual bowl-a-thon teams She Bowls With Her Own Ovaries and Pick Your Kingpin.

A minimum donation of $6 is asked, but the scale slides all the way up to $1,984, according to the Facebook event page. The show starts at 8pm, so come out on time for a good cause.


Calisse, Hollow Sidewalks and Night Beats tonight at Dante's

It's one of the first truly beautiful days of the season, so tonight is guaranteed to be optimal in weather and in fun times. Dante's will be hosting Seattle's Night Beats, Hollow Sidewalks and Câlisse in what is sure to be a lively set of performances. The Night Beats have gone through the usual trials and tribulations you see in most bands - disagreements, breakups, makeups, but tonight they'll be sharing the stage with a pair of incredibly talented Portland acts. Deli favorites Hollow Sidewalks have previously been featured in perfectly "fitting the bill" as an opener for Ringo Deathstarr, and the same can be said for their inclusion in the show tonight. Nora Muphy Hughes' comforting croon is but one of the appealing draws to Hollow Sidewalks; their increibly relatable songs and perfected instrumentation being some of the others.

Câlisse is set to begin the night with their classic call to garagey pop rock. They just released a new video for their single "Stay" last month, coming off their upcoming album Farewell, Blacksheep, due out on the 15th. A song of longing, "Stay" calls to anyone who has ever desired deep connection with another.

Tickets for tonight's show are $10, with music beginning at 9pm.


Summer Cannibal's drop new video for "Full Of It"

Summer Cannibals have been hard at work playing Treefort, recording their soon to be released album and planning their soon approaching tour! Yesterday, Summer Cannibals dropped a new music video for the title track off their new album on Stereogum. "Full Of It" is a straight up rock song, and the video is just as delightfully raw and fun. Peep the video and tour dates below, and be sure to come out to the Full Of It listening party May 27th. 


Dates w/ the Thermals:

04/16 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett

04/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club

04/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

04/21 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig

04/22 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

04/24 New York, NY @ Bowery

04/25 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

04/26 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater

04/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel

04/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

04/30 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

05/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

05/03 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

05/04 Paducah, KY @ Maiden Alley Cinema

05/05 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird

05/06 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

05/07 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

05/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

05/13 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

05/14 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall

05/15 Arcata, CA @ Richard’s Goat

05/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

05/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom


Headlining dates:

06/02 Missoula, MT @ Old Beck VFT (Summer Daze)

06/05 Madison, WI @ The Frequency

06/06 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (downstairs)

06/08 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

06/09 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production

06/10 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder

06/11 Dallas, TX @ The Foundry

06/12 Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar

06/13 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

06/15 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow

06/16 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

06/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

06/19 Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Record

06/21 Reno, NV @ Holland Project


Come fool around at tonight's hip hop house show

Not fool around as in hook up with people...unless you want to. That's your own prerogative. I'm talking April Fools, which is today. This show, however, is not a joke. Korgy and Bass, Eric Fury and Coco Columbia will all be blasting their ecclectic and addictive beats in the basement space at the Dacha tonight for $5. Come out and bob your head a little bit. Or maybe even pull a Busta Rhymes and break ya' neck. Whatever you choose to do, it'll be fun. Just keep the pranking to a minimum, we're all adults here.

-Cervante Pope



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