Bands To Watch


Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The brainchild of anti-star Ruben Nielson. On record it’s timeless and funky. On stage the three-piece has incredible chops and zero ego. When you are getting props from ?uestlove and Beck, you are doing something very tight, er, right.


As Ben Folds said, “Her mixtape’s a masterpiece, I think she smokes pot. She’s everything I want, she’s everything I’m not.”

Adventures With Might

The Starfucker of the future. You want to be at the house party they are playing. Sweaty, sexy, youthful, fun.


Smart, diverse modern rock that lives in the same neck of the woods as another PDX favorite 31 Knots.

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