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Summer Cannibals

PDX Pop Now Day 3 - What to Expect

 PDX Pop Now's 2016 festival weekend is coming to a close and with its posted lineup, it'll be ending on a high note. Youth bands Fossa Club and the Living Skins open up this sunny Sunday, leading into the blowing up and of Blowout.

Cilantro will be offering a more worldly spice, followed up by a lively punked fueled performance from Bobby Peru.

Deli Portland favorites A Volcano, Force Publique and Cat Hoch have slots on the closing day, along with experimental noise act Consumer, who shared his spontaneous sounds on the PDX Pop segment featured on KATU.

Renaissance Coalition breakout artist Maze Koroma will spit some mad flows just before one of Portland's current biggest bands Summer Cannibals closes out this year's fest just before the 10 o' clock hour.

This year's PDX Pop Now festival was one of the best to date, with an outstanding turnout backing one of the most diverse lineups in its history. It'll be exciting to see what the non-profit has up its sleeve next.

Summer Cannibal's drop new video for "Full Of It"

Summer Cannibals have been hard at work playing Treefort, recording their soon to be released album and planning their soon approaching tour! Yesterday, Summer Cannibals dropped a new music video for the title track off their new album on Stereogum. "Full Of It" is a straight up rock song, and the video is just as delightfully raw and fun. Peep the video and tour dates below, and be sure to come out to the Full Of It listening party May 27th. 


Dates w/ the Thermals:

04/16 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett

04/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club

04/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

04/21 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig

04/22 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

04/24 New York, NY @ Bowery

04/25 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

04/26 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater

04/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel

04/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

04/30 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

05/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

05/03 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

05/04 Paducah, KY @ Maiden Alley Cinema

05/05 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird

05/06 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

05/07 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

05/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

05/13 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

05/14 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall

05/15 Arcata, CA @ Richard’s Goat

05/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

05/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom


Headlining dates:

06/02 Missoula, MT @ Old Beck VFT (Summer Daze)

06/05 Madison, WI @ The Frequency

06/06 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (downstairs)

06/08 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

06/09 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production

06/10 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder

06/11 Dallas, TX @ The Foundry

06/12 Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar

06/13 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

06/15 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow

06/16 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

06/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

06/19 Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Record

06/21 Reno, NV @ Holland Project


Saturday Night Sounds: Summer Cannibals - "Say My Name"

Today was a nice day. The sun was out, the temperature was pleasantly warm, and there was much anticipation to be had for all the great shows happening tonight. Why not end the day (and begin the night) on just as great a note? Summer Cannibals dropped their delightfully poppy new single, "Say My Name," just two days ago via Noisey. Frontwoman Jessica Boudreaux says the track is the most pop oriented song to come off their upcoming album, Full of It, due out late May on Kill Rock Stars. Though it sounds nothing like that fairly popular Beyonce-led song of the same name, it is an infectious tune perfect for a beautiful night like this one. Give it a listen below and check out Summer Cannibals' slated tour dates here.

-Cervante Pope


The Hunt is On: Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day is on Saturday—the best day of the year to stand in line and fight over rare vinyl releases while supporting local businesses. This year, Portland record stores will stock hundreds of RSD exclusive releases, including some local treats.

In October, Blitzen Trapper recorded Neil Young’s Harvest in full at the Doug Fir. Score the live album Live Harvest on Saturday. Listen to their take on “Heart of Gold” before you buy the record.

Eyelids, Portland’s psych-pop super group, are releasing a split 7” with The Phoenix Foundation, produced by Peter Buck.

Pickathon partnered with Easy Sound Recording Company to release a split 7” of Those Darlins and Diarrhea Planet (both from Nashville) recorded live at the festival last summer. Preview the tracks here.

Jackpot Records is releasing a limited edition record of short-lived Portland band No. 2’s No Memory. Mixed by Elliott Smith, the album is “the missing link between the end of Heatmiser and the beginning of Elliott Smith’s major label debut,” according to Jackpot.

In store performances abound throughout the day. Everyday Music on the Westside will feature DJ sets by members of Typhoon, Modern Kin, Laura Veirs, Summer Cannibals, and more, plus performances by Edna Vasquez, Ryan Sollee (Builders and the Butchers), Sam Coomes (Quasi), The Shivas, The Ghost Ease, The Ganders, and the Dandy Warhols. See the full schedule here.

Tender Loving Empire will host an officially unofficial RSD party at their SE Hawthorne store featuring Genders, Ali Muhareb, and Run On Sentence.

Jackpot will pour you free coffee if you peruse their shop or stop in for their DJ sets.

Across town, Music Millennium will host Portland punk legends, Dead Moon.

Make sure you check out early opening times for your favorite record store, and study the release list ahead of time.

Happy Record Store Day!

-Zibby Pillote

Summer Cannibals Release 'Show Us Your Mind'

Take a swift punch to the gut and throw up and you’ve got the start of a good recipe for a show. All you need now is the hard-hitting beats and punk energy of Summer Cannibals’ new album Show Us Your Mind and you’re cooking.

The album is full of energy front to back. The grungy and fuzzed out guitar keeps up much of that energy, but singer Jessica Boudreaux manages to temper some of the knife’s-edge riffs with sweet, even hooky melodies. Occasionally you’ll hear harmonies as Jessica belts it out about a relationship that is going down the tubes. But any sign that the band might slow down and trade in their beat up instruments for pop outfits is given up on a dark track like “Afraid To Feel”, which churns along like blood pumping through the neck.

All the pieces come together on Summer Cannibals second album. Jessica Boudreaux shows herself to be a powerhouse vocalist, much in the same vein as Patti Smith. (Patti wrote a song called “Summer Cannibals”. Coincidence?) And the rest of the band provides a perfect complement to her soaring melodies. You’d be inclined to feel sentimental for the bands of the ‘90s if you had time while the album drives along.

If you’re feeling the hungry sort of restlessness of a long day at work—maybe a customer spilled mustard on your shirt or a dog got off its leash and ran amok in the kitchen—“Show Us Your Mind” is the perfect digestif to sooth your day. Simply turn up the speakers, sit back and let all the mundane frustrations float away on some good, straightforward and head-banging rock n’ roll.

Written by Eric Togethoff
Photo by Jason Quigley



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