SOME STUFFS: Portland’s Grandparents’ to release new album in October

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There’s a phrase about Portland, Oregon which is about being a place where young people go to retire. That sounds dumb but there is a Portland band who are ready to get old in their own way because they can’t help it, but on top of that, they are target marketing themselves for retire age. However, I’m not sure if actual retirees would be into these guys. They are called Grandparents, and they are releasing an album on Strange Light Records called Sincerely, Bagman, and you can check out a video made for one of the songs, “Kids In The Alley.”

Grandparents are currently on tour to help generate some interest for it and themselves, so head out and show some love for some Rose City rockers:
September 15… San Francisco, CA
September 16… Oakland, CA (The Hatch)
September 17… Los Angeles, CA
September 18… Long Beach, CA (Signal 1833)
September 19… San Diego, CA (Subtropic)
September 21… Salt Lake City, UT
September 22… Denver, CO
September 23… Fort Collins, CO
September 24… Logan, UT
September 25… Salt Lake City, UT
September 26… Boise, ID (Neurolux)
September 28… Olympia, WA
September 29… Seattle, WA
September 30… Vancouver, BC
October 1… Bellingham, WA (House Show)
October 2… Portland, OR (Lose Yr Mind Festival)
October 3… Seattle, WA

Sincerely, Bagman will be out on October 23rd. You can have a listen to their previous works by heading to their official Bandcamp page.

FREE MP3 DL: Grandparents’ “Kids In The Alley”

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Grandparents are not at the age to be grandparents just yet but they’re from Portland, they’re willing to be foolish with their names but not with their music. The group are heading to SXSW next week but are here to let you check out a song from their tour cassingle (!!!) and album-to-come. It’s for the song “Kids In The Alley”, which is trippy, rocking, psychedelic, and pop friendly, a little bit of something for everyone. The song is catchy and I hope it gets some attention. It’s available as a free download, while supplies last. As for their shows, here they are:

March 11… Portland, OR (Mississippi Studios)
March 12… Chico, CA (1078 Gallery)
March 13… San Francisco, CA (TBA)
March 15… Los Angeles, CA (TBA)
March 16… Fullerton, CA (The Continental Room)
March 17… Tuscon, AZ (191 Toole )
March 19… Austin, TX (SXSW (Pollens House Show))
March 20… Austin, TX (SXSW (Portland Party & Holocene Showcase))
March 21… Austin, TX (SXSW (You’re Here Showcase))
March 22… Austin, TX (SXSW (House Show))
March 25… Fort Collins, CO (The Artery)
March 26… Provo, UT (Velour)
March 27… Boise, ID (Neurolux (Treefort Festival))

SOME STUFFS: Summer Cannibals ready to be worn with new album

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With a name like Summer Canibals, you may think they are a band that would look quite beastly, like the guys from Impetigo or Cannibal Corpse. As you can see, that is not the case. This Portland rock combo will be releasing their debut album on August 6th, No Makeup (New Moss), and their sound is a mix blend of rock with a huge chunk of garage, punk, and a bit of that distortion and amplified buzz that your favorite bands are known for including in their music. You can expect for them to enhance that in a live setting. The band are:
Jessica Boudreaux (vocals/guitars)
Marc Swart (guitars)
Valerie Brodgen (drums)
Lynnae Gryffin (bass)

Summer Cannibals have a number of shows coming up that are close to home, but will be doing a west coast tour when the album is released. Check them out if you are in or heading to the Pacific Northwest:
June 9… Portland, OR (Rontoms) {free show} *
June 14… Portland, OR (Backspace) {PDX Pop Now compilation release)
June 22… Portland, OR (The Know) @
June 29… Portland, OR (Star Theater) !
July 5… Seattle, WA (The Rendezvous)
July 6… Portland, OR (Doug Fir) $
August 1… Portland, OR (Mississippi Studios) (“No Makeup” album release show)

* w/ Chastity Belt
@ w/ Bloodbirds
! w/ And And And, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Grandparents
$ w/ Bear And Moose, The Lower 48