PDXripped, discover Portland music

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Now that KEXP’s PDXplore live concert series has had its inaugural Portland concert I decided to turn my attention to what’s new on the block in town. As you may know the idea for PDXplore is to introduce Portland bands to Seattle and vise versa by hosting concerts in each city with support from KEXP. Coincidentally I put together a podcast each week here at Pampelmoose.com that gives listeners a chance to hear what’s best from the Portland underground, and occasionally, overground local music scene.

This weeks podcast features the clattering blips and beats of Dj Tan’t, the somewhat progressive and orchestral new music from Menomena, the indie pop of The Shaky Hands who release their debut CD in April, the lo-fi world music of Solo Dos En Tijuana, brand new electronic-influenced rock from Stars of Track and Field and some fine sparkling indie rock from The Joggers. As always, support your local artists by clicking the links and buying their music.

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  1. Lionel Little Eagle
    Posted February 25, 2007 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    For those who might have had the musical pleasure of hanging at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon last night, please join me in a collective… WOW! There were a number of great performances and some, honestly, that should have stayed in their garages but the most solid, professional, mature and well played set of the night exploded out of a Vancouver base band called O’Brien’s Enemy. OE absolutely ruled the night. The 20-minute set may have been too short but it was also way tight and well constructed. It was the first and only time of the day/night that not a person was sitting on the floor, nearly 300 flipped out, gone crazy fans pushed, dances and moshed their way to the stage. OE’s jaw dropping performance was strengthen by the Roseland’s state-of-the-art sound system and excellent light show. As with all great bands (SOD, Rage, Chili Peppers, etc) no one-person makes it happen. It’s hard to point out how great any individual OE performance was because this was clearly a collective effort. This band of brothers included Chris “Squeak” Neff who just added “dynamic” to his drumming resume, Nick Hall solidified why he’s one of the best young bassist in the Northwest, Nic Rollins ripped through his mystifying duties almost Hendrix like, and Travis Pinn melodic and powerful voiced was spell-bounding and lifted the hearts and minds of everyone. While other bands were selling their demo’s back in the corner, OE wrapped up their show by giving theirs away and I hope you got one because if you did, you got a little bit of history in your hands. My music-loving hat is off to all the bands, fans and especially O’Brien’s Enemy and the Roseland event organizers for bringing this great event to the Portland.

  2. Posted May 18, 2007 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Portland needs to know about the Bumblebeez! The video for Dr. Love is a damn good time.

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