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Thu Jul 24 |
FL (OF FOODCHAIN)
with PRAWPHIT, GYP DAHIP, MIKEY FRESH, ILL SEVEN, 3TWO
Fri Jul 25 |
FIERCE CORNBREAD
with RADICAL ACTION, LITTLE GOOSE, CHRIS DISMUKE
Fri Jul 25 |
JAY BRANNAN (EARLY SHOW)
with SARAH SLATON
Sat Jul 26 |
BLACK PISTOL FIRE
with JOSH MOOREHEAD & THE GUESTLIST, BRANDED BANDITS
Tue Jul 29 |
BLIND TOMORROW
with FANTASTIC FANATICS
Wed Jul 30 |
HAPPY HOUR BINGO! (Win tickets to Phantogram, Future Islands, Reverend Horton Heat and more!
Wed Jul 30 |
ANCIENT MITH
with COOLZEY, APOC, EXTRA KOOL, DEEGEE
Thu Jul 31 |
SARAH & THE MEANIES
with TAKE TO THE OARS, WASTELAND HOP
Fri Aug 1 |
TWEENS
with THE KINKY FINGERS, MALE BLONDING
Sat Aug 2 |
COBARY JAM
Sun Aug 3 |
SLOW CAVES
with THE BALTIC, FUTUREBABES
Tue Aug 5 |
CHEERS ELEPHANT
Thu Aug 7 |
ASPEN HOURGLASS (UNPLUGGED)
with PORTOBELLO ROAD, WALTER, BEAR.
Fri Aug 8 |
THE CASKET GIRLS
with DREAMEND, SHADY ELDERS
Sat Aug 9 |
BUSHWALLA
Sun Aug 10 |
DOM CHRONICLES
with GEN THE ASSASSIN, SMOKY BARE, S.T.O.I.C., MODERN PROXIMITY, ELIKATTA DEKUTO
Mon Aug 11 |
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
with TRUTH & SPECTACLE
Tue Aug 12 |
OF EARTH AND SUN
with CHURCH FIRE, MORPHIC DREAM, PYTHIAN WHISPERS, KELDARI STATION, CHROMADRIFT, DJ CATDOG
Wed Aug 13 |
ISHI
with DJ BABYSHOE, JACKPOT.CO
Fri Aug 15 |
LED ZEPAGAIN (Ultimate Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
Sun Aug 17 |
DOCTORS OF THE SUN
with PAUL WELDON BAND, SKULL FULL OF BLUES
Sat Aug 23 |
THE CROOKED STREETS
with NO DRY COUNTY, MIDWEST REBELLION
Tue Aug 26 |
SMOKESTACK RELICS
with CHRISTINE MCGREW, GOOD NEIGHBOR & HIS TENT CITY DRIFTERS, LORI FLYNN
Wed Aug 27 |
QUILT
Fri Aug 29 |
MUSTERED COURAGE
Fri Sep 5 |
BLACK TAXI
Fri Sep 12 |
ZAMMUTO
Wed Sep 17 |
MOTHER FALCON
Tue Sep 30 |
WAKEY!WAKEY!
Thu Oct 9 |
WILDCAT! WILDCAT!
with WHITE HINTERLAND
Sun Oct 12 |
FAT TONY
Tue Oct 28 |
FAT WHITE FAMILY

Fri Jun 13 | Lost Lake Presents | 21+

WILD ONES  

HILLARY HAND & THE ROSELIERS
HOLLY LOVELL
CRL CRRLL (DJ SET)

Doors open at 8 PM   |   Show starts at 9 PM   |   $10 ADV | $12 DAY OF SHOW





In late 2012, Wild Ones was on the verge of collapse. Guitarist Clayton Knapp had blown out an eardrum, the band’s original drummer left the group and his replacement, Seve Sheldon, was in the hospital with a punctured lung, practicing songs on a drum pad with a tube sticking out of his chest. The band’s members had funneled all of their money into a debut record, Keep It Safe, that had taken a year to write and nine months to record and mix. Fans and followers began to wonder if that record would ever see the light of day. It was make-or-break time. Wild Ones made. Instead of folding in the face of financial drama, injuries and personnel changes, Wild Ones took a deep breath and adjusted to its new surroundings. This band is used to adjusting. Since its formation in 2010, Wild Ones has insisted on operating as a DIY collective. The band recorded and mixed its debut as a group (with help from engineer David Pollock). Sometimes considering each members’ opinion meant endless revisits and tweaks to the album’s tracks.

The process was time-consuming, but it was also worth it. “That was a reaction to the bands we had been in before,” says lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan. “This band was born out of our desire to have a democratic, all-inclusive music-making process.” Going it alone—even the artwork on Keep It Safe was created by Wild Ones keyboardist Thomas Himes—comes with its fair share of challenges. Most of Wild Ones’ debut was recorded in a two-story East Portland warehouse rehearsal space, where the band was surrounded on all sides by rock acts like Quasi and the Thermals. Wild Ones would get to their practice space around 8 am to record, often grabbing quick takes between thunderous drum solos from down the hall. “Somewhere on the record, if you listen close enough, you can probably hear the metal band next door,” Himes says.

“When we went in that room in March, it was raining,” says Knapp. “When we finished recording in October, it was raining.” Keep It Safe, the album that finally emerged after well over a year of gestation, is bigger than the sum of its meticulously gathered parts. Even now, the band’s sound continues to evolve. Wild Ones’ members come from vastly disparate musical backgrounds—guitarist Nick Vicario was a Portland punk icon long before he turned 18; bassist Max Stein is a classical composer—and all of their experiences inform pop music that is influenced by everything from german techno to American R&B. These are sounds that don’t usually come packaged together, but in the able hands of Wild Ones, they seem like a perfectly natural fit.
 

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