Fall 2015 Preview: Shows We’re Pumped About!
Sep15

Fall 2015 Preview: Shows We’re Pumped About!

By Kara Wilbeck After what’s usually a busy outdoor music season in the PNW, fall brings us the return to the indoor venue: and lots of great live music! Here are our picks for some of the best shows this fall – be sure not to miss these! Saturday, Sept. 26: Polecat at the Goodfoot Lounge : Polecat is one of our favorite Northwest bands! With a strong base in the Americana/folk sound, they manage to take their music a lot of places, and rock the house every time! Portland guitar badass Brad Parsons and his band The Local Talent open, so get there early! 21+, $10, 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8: The New Mastersounds at the Wonder Ballroom: The New Mastersounds bring a very clean, very, VERY tight funk sound, which is impressive, considering they’re from England and not NOLA. Drawing comparisons to The Meters (among countless other legends), these guys are the real deal. 21+, $20/$22, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14: Dean Ween Group at the Wonder Ballrooom: OK, OK, we know. This show is sold out, and has been for a while. But we’re including it because of the pure awesomeness that it’s going to be, and you should try to get tickets on Craigslist. 21+, sold out, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22: Dave Rawlings Machine at the Crystal Ballroom: This epic string band features the inimitable duo of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch. You will without a doubt experience some top notch songwriting and picking at this one! All ages, $32/$35, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24: Asher Fulero Band at the Goodfoot Lounge: Local keys master Asher Fulero is everywhere. He plays with pretty much everyone, moonlights as an electronic producer, and still manages to have time for a band of his own. It’s jazzy, it’s funky, it’s rock. Pair this with another local powerhouse, Yak Attack, and you’ve got a serious show here. Probably not the best night to stay home. 21+, 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31: Fruition at Revolution Hall: These local favorites (and Willamette Week readers’ choice for best alt-country band) are going to absolutely tear up Halloween evening at Portland’s newest concert venue! Definitely, definitely come in costume – because most Fruition fans do anyway, even when it’s not Halloween! Under 21 allowed with parent or guardian, $20, 8 p.m. Thursday -Saturday, Nov. 5-7: Greensky Bluegrass 3-night run at the Wonder Ballroom: Three nights! Holy moly! The progressive bluegrass band certainly has a following here, and they always give us a good show. Or shows. You can bet your britches you won’t be disappointed, whether you come for one night or all three. 3-night passes are...

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Video Debut: Crow and the Canyon, “Golden Chains”
Oct10

Video Debut: Crow and the Canyon, “Golden Chains”

By Kara Wilbeck Photo by Little Green Eyes Media, courtesy of Crow and the Canyon Y’all like to hear about great new bands, right? Well here’s one you might want to pay attention to: Crow and the Canyon. You might not have heard of this band yet, but you probably know some of its members: Ben Larsen (guitar, mandolin, fiddle – formerly a member of Giraffe Dodgers, Twisted Whistle, Renegade String Band), Austin Quattlebaum (banjo and guitar), and relatively new Portland transplants Miles Berry (upright bass) and Leigh Jones (ukelele). With a group of musicians this seasoned, you know this band is going places. The folky, grassy group features gorgeous three-part harmonies and some great foot-stompin’ tunes, and they’ve been touring their way around the West Coast for the past few weeks. Check them out this Monday, October 13, where they’ll be headlining at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland! Here is the debut of Crow and the Canyon’s latest video, a performance of their song “Golden Chains” (written by Ben Larsen and featuring Leigh Jones’ soulful, beautiful vocals) on the balcony of the Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, CA. Check it out! Crow and the Canyon will play at the Doug Fir Lounge on Monday, October 13. Tickets are $8 – $10 and can be purchased here....

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Preview: Leftover Salmon @ Crystal Ballroom, Oct. 10
Oct06

Preview: Leftover Salmon @ Crystal Ballroom, Oct. 10

By Kara Wilbeck Photo by Alexander Maso When a college friend first played me Little Feat’s iconic live album “Waiting for Columbus,” my first thoughts were, “Cool, that was fun!” A couple days passed… then BAM! All I wanted was to listen to “Waiting for Columbus” over and over and over again. Considering that 10 years later it’s still one of my go-to albums, my surprise obsession seems to have been a lasting one. There is really only one other album that’s done that to me, and it’s Leftover Salmon’s “Bridges to Bert.” I went from zero to I-fucking-love-Leftover-Salmon-give-me-more in a matter of days. So when Leftover Salmon recently announced the addition of Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne as a permanent member of the band (Payne had been sitting in with the band on an increasingly regular basis), you can imagine how beside myself with excitement I was – and am. This Friday, Oct. 10 Leftover Salmon will hit the stage at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, which (outdoor venues aside) is the perfect place to experience the band’s signature mix of bouncy, goofy, grassy, heartfelt and straight-up brain-bogglingly psychedelic music. If you’re already familiar with Leftover Salmon, you know that they are self-described as “polyethnic cajun slamgrass.” If you’ve never seen them before, get ready to find out why that is the only reasonable genre description for them. Leftover Salmon will play at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland on Friday, October 10. Kyle Hollingsworth Band opens. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9. All...

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EXPIRED – Win a pair of tickets to Mohawk Valley Music Fest! (Day 4)
Aug01

EXPIRED – Win a pair of tickets to Mohawk Valley Music Fest! (Day 4)

Win 2 tix to Mohawk Valley Music Festival! Your Entries 0 Total Entries 8 Days Left Ended We have 4 pairs of passes to the inaugural Mohawk Valley Music Festival, so we’ll be giving one away each day this week!! This brand-new festival is located east of Eugene/Springfield, and features, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Pimps of Joytime, Fruition, Shook Twins and so many more! It is absolutely FREE to enter this giveaway! All you have to do is complete ALL 3 of these steps (if you or a friend does not have Facebook, you are welcome to enter the contest via the Giveaways tab on our website): 1. “LIKE” Portland Metronome on Facebook. 2. SHARE this giveaway on your Facebook wall. 3. Click the giveaway link, scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your email, and complete your entry! This contest will end at midnight tonight! ** We will NEVER give your email address to anyone EVER! We also will not use your email for anything other than letting you know if you won this contest. Pinky swear.** This contest expired. Powered by...

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EXPIRED – Win 2 tix to Mohawk Valley Music Fest! (Giveaway Day 3)
Jul31

EXPIRED – Win 2 tix to Mohawk Valley Music Fest! (Giveaway Day 3)

Win 2 tix to Mohawk Valley Music Festival! Your Entries 0 Total Entries 11 Days Left Ended We have 4 pairs of passes to the inaugural Mohawk Valley Music Festival, so we'll be giving one away each day this week!! This brand-new festival is located east of Eugene/Springfield, and features, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Pimps of Joytime, Fruition, Shook Twins and so many more! It is absolutely FREE to enter this giveaway! All you have to do is complete ALL 3 of these steps (if you or a friend does not have Facebook, you are welcome to enter the contest via the Giveaways tab on our website): 1. “LIKE” Portland Metronome on Facebook. 2. SHARE this giveaway on your Facebook wall. 3. Click the giveaway link, scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your email, and complete your entry! This contest will end at midnight tonight! ** We will NEVER give your email address to anyone EVER! We also will not use your email for anything other than letting you know if you won this contest. Pinky swear.** This contest expired. Powered by...

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EXPIRED – Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Mohawk Valley Music Fest! (Day 2)
Jul30

EXPIRED – Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Mohawk Valley Music Fest! (Day 2)

Win 2 tix to Mohawk Valley Music Festival Your Entries 0 Total Entries 6 Days Left Ended We have 4 pairs of passes to the inaugural Mohawk Valley Music Festival, so we'll be giving one away each day this week!! This brand-new festival is located east of Eugene/Springfield, and features, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Pimps of Joytime, Fruition, Shook Twins and so many more! It is absolutely FREE to enter this giveaway! All you have to do is complete ALL 3 of these steps (if you or a friend does not have Facebook, you are welcome to enter the contest via the Giveaways tab on our website): 1. “LIKE” Portland Metronome on Facebook. 2. SHARE this giveaway on your Facebook wall. 3. Click the giveaway link, scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your email, and complete your entry! This contest will end at midnight tonight! ** We will NEVER give your email address to anyone EVER! We also will not use your email for anything other than letting you know if you won this contest. Pinky swear.** This contest expired. Powered by...

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