We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jeff Rosenstock @ Aladdin Theater on May 24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, May 21.
From our sponsors:
May 24, 2018
All Ages | Doors 7 pm, Show 8 p.m. | $15
More info: aladdin-theater.com
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Jeff Rosenstock was an anxious kid who grew into an anxious adult and has also made a bunch of music along the way with a bunch of bands, most notably Bomb the Music Industry! who apparently pioneered giving shit away for free on the internet – or at least got some of the credit for it.
Now he plays with his bi-coastal band of rad musicians, mixing punk heart with diverse instrumentation and occasional accuracy. The new record POST- was written in a snowy mountain dreamscape, recorded in a marathon session and finished moments before it was released on New Year’s Day. Most of it (like 51%) was recorded live to tape, making the record a fiery distillation of Rosenstock’s high energy live shows that push the boundaries of dynamics in rock music.
Plastic Cough, the fantastic debut full length from Seattle WA’s Great Grandpa, is bursting with grunge and pop sensibilities focused around the legendary indie rock sound that’s dominated the Pacific Northwest music scene for the past three decades.
Great Grandpa began in Seattle in 2014 when guitarist & vocalist Patrick Goodwin recruited bassist Carrie Miller, drummer Cam LaFlam, and vocalist Alex Menne to form a humble rock band. Inspired by the pop-sensible alternative rock of the 90’s, and offset by a mutual love for noise and math rock, the group set forth to write and record their first EP.
During recording, guitarist Dylan Hanwright joined the group, solidifying the lineup. Great Grandpa began performing in the Seattle area in late 2014, frequenting the city’s DIY venues. In March of 2015, their debut EP Can Opener was released on Broken World Media. The EP was met with considerable praise, and has been described as “warm, slightly off-kilter grunge pop”, and “knotty, twisted, and warm rock music that’s as melodically satisfying as it is, at times, confounding.”