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Fri May 29 |
CROCODILES
with COLFAX SPEED QUEEN, ROOTBEER AND MERMENTAU
Sat May 30 |
BULLY
with HOPE DEALERS, MALE BLONDING
Sat May 30 |
AFTER TAME IMPALA...
Sun May 31 |
WOODHOUSE
with HOLYFEAR, RICHIE ALLEN & THE BAD IDEAS, TYLER STANFIELD
Tue Jun 2 |
LEO DA G BENEFIT SHOW FEATURING:
with SWIFF POETIKS, DOJA DA DON, KRAZET33, LD PIMPTYGHT, FLYNNY RYDE, ANG KANSASCITY, PHIL BACA, ALEX CISNEROS | CHAOSIXX MAYO, PEACE'S HIGH | CLUMP BARGAS
Wed Jun 3 |
HOP ALONG
with FIELD MOUSE, LITHUANIA
Wed Jun 3 |
HAPPY HOUR BINGO - Win tix to Death Grips, Big Data, Surfer Blood + more!
Thu Jun 4 |
HOLIDAY MOUNTAIN
with FALCHEMIST, THE TICKLE MAFIA
Fri Jun 5 |
OSKAR BLUES SECRET SHOW feat
with MY BODY SINGS ELECTRIC, THE EPILOGUES, DJ ALF
Sat Jun 6 |
THE DREAMING (Members of & performing songs of Stabbing Westward)
with DEATH VALLEY HIGH, DR. DEATH & MR. VILE
Sun Jun 7 |
JUNE BROTHERS (Formerly Henry Wade)
with THE BELL HOURS
Tue Jun 9 |
ELEVATED MINDZ SHOWCASE FEATURING
with ANALOG, BEEN ROUGE, TIPHINI THETRIO, SELLA ROC, BVGGZ, UTICA, JOE MONTAE, KING HULK, LP + BOSS GOODIE
Wed Jun 10 |
NNEKA
with POVI TAMU, BIANCA MIKAHN
Wed Jun 10 |
HAPPY HOUR BINGO - Win tickets to Westword Music Showcase, Death Grips, Big Data + more!
Thu Jun 11 |
DE LUX
with MOTION TRAP
Fri Jun 12 |
THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS
with LONESOME DAYS, PM BUYS
Sat Jun 13 |
OROYA
with WALTER, PANTHER MARTIN, THE ASSEMBLAGE
Sun Jun 14 |
JOSH HOYER & THE SHADOWBOXERS
with CALDER'S REVOLVERS
Mon Jun 15 |
EMILY FREMBGEN (ALBUM RELEASE PARTY)
with SPACESUITS FOR INDIANS, TANX, JUICETOWN BOOBER, W/ SPECIAL GUEST
Tue Jun 16 |
SURFER BLOOD
with ALEX CALDER
Tue Jun 16 |
LITTLE HURRICANE (AT WALNUT ROOM)
with YOUNG BUFFALO
Wed Jun 17 |
HAMILTON LEITHAUSER
with JACK & ILIZA
Thu Jun 18 |
DIVE BAR DISCO FEATURING:
with EGGPLANT EMOJI
Fri Jun 19 |
AN EVENING WITH DELTA SPIRIT & FRIENDS
Sat Jun 20 |
AN EVENING WITH DELTA SPIRIT & FRIENDS
Sun Jun 21 |
BETA PLAY
with RED FOX RUN, SLOW CAVES
Wed Jun 24 |
LENKA
Fri Jun 26 |
SHREDDED BEATS FESTIVAL
with REASON THE CITIZEN, LILY FANGZ, TRAVELLERS MUSIC, KRUZA KID, AG FLUX + MAULSKULL, THE GREAT GRIGSBY
Sat Jun 27 |
SHREDDED BEATS FESTIVAL
with TRIP PHONTAINE, U.T.I.C.A., FUTURE HEROES, HIGH FEATURES, QBALA
Sun Jun 28 |
GANG FORWARD
with ATTACK ON VENUS, WAKE THE PILOT, STEREOSHIFTER
Thu Jul 2 |
LUKE BELL
Fri Jul 3 |
THE FAMILY CREST
Tue Jul 7 |
DARK SEAS
with THE KINKY FINGERS, SCARY DRUGS
Thu Jul 9 |
ALBEEZ 4 SHEEZ (Birthday Celebration & Roast)
Fri Jul 10 |
BDMF ~ BLUEBIRD DISTRICT MUSIC FESTIVAL
with PAN ASTRAL, THE ROYAL, ROSSONIAN, MODERN SUSPECTS, SF1
Sat Jul 11 |
BDMF ~ BLUEBIRD DISTRICT MUSIC FESTIVAL
with A TOM COLLINS, DIRTY FEW, THE BLUE RIDER, THE OUTFIT, BLEAK PLAZA, PALEHORSE/PALERIDER, THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN, SILVER & GOLD, TYTO ALBA | SOMERSET CATALOG
Sun Jul 12 |
BDMF ~ BLUEBIRD DISTRICT MUSIC FESTIVAL
with DRAGONDEER, CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE, THE ROBBY WICKS BAND, HANGMAN'S HYMNAL, BLAKE BROWN & THE AMERICAN DUST CHOIR, GLOWING HOUSE, EDISON, RAVEN & THE WRITING DESK, TREEHOUSE SANCTUM | BEAR ANTLER
Tue Jul 14 |
SONREAL
Mon Jul 20 |
THE HUNTS
with PANIC IS PERFECT
Sat Aug 1 |
HEATERS
Fri Aug 7 |
RASPUTINA
with DANIEL KNOX
Sat Oct 31 |
ALBERT HAMMOND, JR.

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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