The In: August 26 – September 1

Summer is nearly over and it’s the last week of “The In” and “Gritty Birds” until next season

Stay tuned for my Up and Comings and features at Portland Mercury.

The lastest podcast is up as well, don’t miss my fantastic interview with Mac Smiff, editor of NW hip hop magazing We Out Here!

Doug Fir: Houndstooth, Balto, The Hill Dogs, 9 pm

Dig a Pony: New Move, The Domestics, Newrotics, 9 pm
Turn! Turn! Turn!–Jesse R. Berlin, Ali Muhareb, Hands In, 8 pm

Clinton Street Theater–Psychomagic, Hey Lover, Globelamp, 9 pm, all ages
Revolution Hall Rooftop: Y La Bamba and Kyle Craft

Alberta Street Pub–Pigwar, Brownish Black, 8:30 pm
“PigWar finds its roots in the haze of smoked-out ’70s blues and rock clubs, melding classic rock ‘n’ roll and R&B with current psych-era twists into an electric blend all its own. The return of Ropeadope Records artist/producer Teddy Presburg to Portland two years ago quickly revived a long-dormant collaboration with folk artist and frontman Garrett Brennan, whose revivalist energy commands not fire and brimstone but sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Live, PigWar rounds out Presburg’s multi-instrumental psych-jazz with an impressive band that includes 1939 Ensemble’s Josh Thomas and David Coniglio. They’re sharing the bill with fellow soul revivalists Brownish Black, so this is a night for fans of in-your-face, down-‘n’-dirty soul.”

Hawthorne Theatre: Shuggie Otis, Moon by You, 7 pm
The Hollywood Theatre: Heavy Breather Tonight!, 9:30

Al’s Den: There Is No Mountain, Siren & the Sea, Seth Bombara, 7 pm, free

Goodfoot: Farnell Newton, 10 pm, free

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