Light of the Stereo

Light of the Stereo

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Triple Crown: 07/29 - 08/11





Thursday, August 1st
Summer Cannibals(Record Release)
Grandparents / XDS
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
Adv.: $5 / Day Of: $5
21 & Over

In my opinion one of the best new bands in Portland the Summer Cannibals will be celebrating the release of their debut album No Makeup, at Mississippi Studios this Thursday evening. Their grungy fuzz rock is raw and boldly rhythmic.  Fronted by the sultry voice of Jessica Boudreaux the cannibals have a sound that melds  DIY punk with garage rock a-go-go. Like an L7 for a new generation this band is taking all the right strides to stardom. If the album is any sign, this band has a lot of awesome music to share with the world, but you're going to have to get your own copy at the show to find out.
Also on the bill is the uniquely different psychedelic styling of Portland based bands the Grandparents and XDS. It's sure to be a great show so come on out and make sure you pick up a copy of the new album.  


Saturday, August 3rd
Blown Fuses Bloody Ears Comp. Release Party
Stumblebum / 42 Ford Prefect / The Thornes / The Anxieties / Dartgun and the Vignettes/ Thundering Asteroids
Tonic Lounge
3100 NE Sandy
Show: 8PM
Cover: $6
21 & Over

The Portland punk event of the summer, if not the year, this show at the Tonic is not to be missed by lovers of the local music scene. Celebrating the release of Blown Fuses Bloody Ears, an amazing new compilation on the local Volume Bomb Records label. This show has a line up of some of the best punk bands our town has to offer. From the nerd core of the Thundering Asteroids! to the speed frenzy of 42 Ford Prefect, there is sure to be something for everyone. With six bands for six bucks this show is easy on the wallet and there's no better bang for your buck this weekend.So make your way down to the Tonic and be sure to tuck a little extra money in your shoe to pick up a copy of this great compilation at the end of the night.     





Wednesday, August 7th
Bobby Bare Jr.
Mike Coykendall / Gabriel Mintz
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
Adv.: $12 / Day Of: $12
21 & Over

The son of country music royalty and the pupil of Shel Silverstein, Bobby Bare Jr. has all the makings of a songwriting prophet. Awkwardly honest and painfully heartbreaking at times he is a survivor of drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll.  Blessed with a touch of the whimsical, the songs of Bare Jr are snapshots of the world in all of it's laughable chaos. Live, their are few equals. Able to tap an energy that boarders on madness you will never forget your first Bobby Bare Jr. show and ever after, will crave any chance to see him again. Topping off the show will be the Neil Young-styled rock of Gabriel Mintz and the concrete-folk of Mike Coykendall.
Still a great price at $12 bucks this show is certainly a must do, so  make a night of it with dinner at one of Mississippi's great eateries and stay for one of the best shows you'll ever see.