Music Blog: “Live review”, page 1
Not many bands get the opportunity to have the Dalai Lama serve as their opening act, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers received that honor on Saturday when they rocked the Memorial Coliseum, following His Holiness' appearance in Portland for the Environmental Summit.
The famed guitarist and common denominator between The Smiths, Modest Mouse, and Talking Heads, among others, played Portland Tuesday night to celebrate his first official solo record, The Messenger.
Neutral Milk Hotel's enigmatic former frontman played Eugene's McDonald Theatre to a packed house of devotees.
Ruban Nielson's band played a hometown show to a full house on Friday night. Fellow Portlanders Wampire opened the show and the large crowd proved that UMO is anything but unknown.
Lord Huron made a stop at Doug Fir Lounge on Tuesday night as the venue welcomed back the L.A.-based band with open arms for the fifth time, accompanied by opening act PAPA.
The neo-soul singer gave a powerful performance in Portland Monday night, playing from last year's Is Your Love Big Enough? and more.
Playing for a bouncing audience on the venue's famous floating floor, Ritter put on a two hour show containing many tracks from his new album, as well as a few old favorites from the vault.
Monday night's bill saw the live debuts of two local acts-- one already established and another from a member of two of the city's best known acts.
If you missed Saturday's show at the Roseland Theater (The Walkmen, Father John Misty), needless to say you missed a good one-- but photographer Inger Klekacz captured the show in pixels.
Deep Sea Diver, Wild Belle, and Lemolo played to a full house Thursday at Doug Fir. See our photos and notes from the show.
Alela Diane headlined at the Alberta Rose Theater as a part of Siren Nation's annual music festival. Here's a review and some photos from the show.