McMenamins (with support from opbmusic) is embarking on their next Great Northwest Music Tour this evening, continuing on a grand NW tradition of spreading good music for free. Every month a new band is featured in the tour, which travels for ten days to McMenamins locations around Oregon, allowing attendees to enjoy a show without having to sacrifice their burger and brew money. Quite the win-win indeed.
This month they are hosting Salt Lake City's The Devil Whale for their August "musical caravan", which will begin today at their Edgefield Little Red Shed location in Troutdale, and end Saturday the 20th in McMinnville. The band is one to watch-- their second full-length album Teeth was released this year, and after Great Northwest tour, they will continue on to promote their new album nationally with fellow NWesterners The Head & The Heart.
Every show at the McMenamins locations are free(!), and unless noted otherwise, all ages, so bring your family and their appetites. Look forward to new bands as well come next month; the tour will continue for the rest of the year with four more guest bands, including Portland's own folk-pop artists the Dirty Mittens and The Dimes, who will make the rounds October 12-22th, and December 7th-17th, respectively. For the current schedule and full information on upcoming Great Northwest tours click here.