See Portland Music! Terry's Picks for February 24 – March 2 + Downloads | Holocene, Bunk Bar

By Terry Gentry

Let's hope the weather stays bearable so we can enjoy the weekend and the shows going on this week, February 24-March 2. First, this Friday and Saturday is the Bicycle Film Festival and I will be checking out some movies and the festival's after parties with bands and dj's. Second, cudos to Holocene this week they have booked some amazing events all week—Deefhoof on Saturday (win tickets here), How To Dress Well on Sunday, Abe Vigoda and Wild Nothing on Tuesday, and Baths and Braids on Wednesday.

Related Terry Picks: Best Portland Music of 2010 + Downloads | Top 20

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PDX Bunk BarDJ Copy, Hostile Tapeover,  DJ L Train
Saturday, February 26
10 p.m., Bunk Bar
1028  SE Water Ave.
Free, 21+

Download Tracks – R. Kelly -Ignition (DJ Copy Remix (via Dipped in Dollars), Bone Thugs n' Harmony n Copy Tha Crossroads (via Gorilla vs Bear)

The venue is excellent. The show is free. The beer is cheap. And the DJ's are good. Bunk has become a place my friends and I hang out on a regular basis, so it will feel like home celebrating bikes at this venue.

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How to dress wellHow to Dress Well, Grouper, Golden Retriever
Sunday, February 27
8:30 p.m., Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
$10, 21+

Download Tracks- Lover's Start by How To Dress Well (via Now You're at Song Blague), Suicide Dream by How To Dress Well (via Neon Musical Insight)

How To Dress Well is the work of Tom Krell. He is touring in support of his wonderfully haunting album Love Remains. Frankly, I was floored by the song Suicide Dreams 2, the down tempo beats and melodic falsetto was original and memorable.

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wild nothingWild Nothing, Abe Vigoda, Ghost Animal
Tuesday, March 1
8:30 p.m., Holocene
1001 SE Morrison
$10-$12, 21+

Download Tracks- Bored Game by Wild Nothing (via Rose Quartz), Throwing Shade by Abe Vigoda (via Owl and Bear)

To me this seems something of an odd pair—Wild Nothing and Abe Vigoda. Abe Vigoda, the ever changing band (once "tropical punk" now synth pop/post punk?) are energetic live. They stay true to the punk spirit they started with but have a more synth focus. However, Wild Nothing is much more subdued and warm with soft reverb. It will be interesting to see how the two bands feed off the crowd and how the fans energy will be for each show.

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