Words by Alexandra Jasura
Purling Hiss with Landlines and Havania Whaal
If we may editorialize for a moment, RCR hasn’t been this excited about a Portland show in forever. And, you know, as music enthusiasts, we tend to get excited about shows on the regular. On Tuesday night, Philly’s Purling Hiss will grace the Bunk Bar pallets with their grungy brand of psych rock. Mike Polizze and company do loud and hazey better than anyone going, and their songs are frequented by the kind of big-ass riffs most indie rockers grew too jaded for long ago. Catch them before they get Kurt Vile-big.
Bunk Bar // 9 PM
Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis
Talented locals Feeny and Johnedis have been raising money to produce their new album, and to conclude their Kickstarter they’ll be performing for donors (free) and drop-bys ($5) at Alberta Street Pub. Their already enchanting set has been enhanced by live looping as of late, and hopefully showgoers can look forward to a celebratory atmosphere as well–they’re a scant $700 away from their goal. You can help them reach it before the big day by donating here. [https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066837955/catherine-feeny-and-chris-johnedis-brand-new-class]
Alberta Street Pub // 8 PM
Matthew Ulm with Ali Muhareb and Mufassa
Kelly’s plays host to a couple of sweet solo sets on Wednesday. Old Age’s Ulm will give his first solo performance since last October, while Muhareb gives his last until at least the next one. Given Muhareb’s imminent departure from the continent, the night’s set to have a farewell-festive vibe.
Kelly’s Olympian // 10 PM
Mount Eerie with Arrington de Dionyso and Key Losers
Those not headed to Treefort can receive some major consolation in the form of Information Warehouse’s latest event. If you’ve found yourself on Rip City Review, you probably need no introduction to Phil Elverum. Backed up by the avant-garde K Records artist Arrington de Dionyso and Katy Davidson project Key Losers, the night will be showcasing some of the PNW’s best solo artists.
Information Warehouse // 8 PM
The We Shared Milk and Fanno Creek
PALS Clubhouse’s first show of the new year will double as a fundraiser for the Urban Farm Collective. In addition to seeing local favorites Fanno Creek and the We Shared Milk perform at this hallowed house venue, you can help raise money for a great local cause with your drink purchases and some sweet raffles. It’s also one of Fanno’s last shows for a long while!
PALS Clubhouse // 8 PM
Naomi Punk, The Funs, U.S. Hard
When the curators for Discourage Records broadcast this show as an early show, they mean it. Naomi Punk is headlining noise-punk band from Seattle that’s been likened to artists like Mac Demarco and northwestern icons Nirvana. The show officially starts at 6, and we don’t necessarily condone camping on the premises at dawn, but crazier things have happened.
Discourage Records // 6 PM
Eidolons, Cataldo, Bed.
I don’t think a Rontoms Sunday Session needs a lengthy introduction, and we all know Rip City Review are fangirls for Eidolons.
Rontoms // 8 PM