Deep Sea Diver/Hey Marseilles
Portland, OR … duh! (eye roll)
So today I went through my hard drive in an attempt to switch up my
iPod. Good lord, I now have to rethink my entire high school years and
the decisions I made. Some of that “music” is terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible.
Like really terrible. But, that is why you constantly check out new
music right? This time it was Deep Sea Diver, who is one of Ash
Ketchum’s favorite bands (I refuse to not call her this even though
she has no idea about the Pokemon reference).
The Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR (eye roll) (duh!)
So we went to a .94 cent show this past weekend, which was actually
free since it was sold out and people were just handing out the extra
tickets they bought in advance. Can’t beat that! The show was at the
Crystal Ballroom, which I expected to be bigger for some reason, I
suppose because I lot of people play there, but it was you’re average
smaller band venue (think House of Blues or Murat). The first band was
two chicks (I didn’t realize how frequent the whole two person band
thing was) and we couldn’t quite figure out if they were good enough,
but the lead singer was so bouncy and cute I want to give them the
benefit of the doubt. For the record, they were Chaos Chaos.
Doug Fir Lounge
Portland, OR (obviously (eye roll))
So this past Saturday I went to my first concert here in Portland (I feel like this should have happened way sooner, but Grad school commands just a bit of dedication…). I decided to tag along with my friend Ashley to see one of her favorite bands, Two Gallants, at the Doug Fir; a decked out lob cabin of sorts in in the basement of a hotel/restaurant. I would describe it as a cabin fit for Tom Haverford and Entertainment Seven Twenty (If you don’t get that reference, shame on you). Now I had never heard of TG, so I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into. For the record, there was definitely not a lack of beards, flannels, and sweet thrift store sweaters, but this is Portland so I’m pretty sure that happens almost everywhere.
^Ya know, these things. These guys were going to ride their “fixies” to/from the show, but then they decided that “fixies” were so 2012.
The wife and I are embarking on an adventure to the Pacific Northwest for a wedding, making stops in 5 cities I haven’t visited yet: Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Denver. So I figured 5 cities/5 songs sounds like a perfect match for a LxListening 5 song playlist. So here are 5 songs for our road trip with an artist from each city we are visiting. In prepping for this trip, I told my wife our trip would be something like the epic journey in Into the Wild minus the poison berries at the end plus a few extra supplies.