There's a big error in the print version of the Mercury
this week. In the Federation X article
, we got—rather, I got—the date of their show this week wrong. The date that ended up in the paper was February 17, which, as you'll remember, has already happened. Federation X did
play with Red Fang at the Wonder Ballroom that night, but the show you need to concern yourself this week is on Sunday, March 24 (hey, that's this
Sunday!) at the Ash Street Saloon (225 SW Ash). My sincere apologies to Federation X and Ash Street, and to Andrew R Tonry, the author of the article. Thanks to Chairman for catching my mistake—his band Nasalrod opens Sunday's show, so he should know. So go! Sunday!
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Or, this Sunday, you could also see Foxygen
, who are bringing foxy back... if by foxy, you mean the splendiferous sounds of British psychedelia at its late-'60s peak. Not bad for two kids from California.LISTEN: Foxygen - "Shuggie"
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Or, this Sunday (damn, there is a lot of stuff on Sunday—blame the Treefort trickle-down effect) you could go see Ducktails
, who are not a crappier-than-you-remember Disney cartoon from the '80s, but rather the other project of Real Estate's Matt Mondanile.LISTEN: Ducktails - "The Flower Lane"
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Lastly but not leastly, Portland's own Woolen Men
have their long-awaited record release show for their excellent self-titled long-player. Some of us heard cassette copies of it last year in a very limited edition, but now it's on Woodsist vinyl, ready to be in the collection of every serious music lover.LISTEN: The Woolen Men - "Mayonnaise"
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Plus a bunch of Up & Coming