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Patrolled By Radar @ The LA Zoo August 6th

LA Band Patrolled By Radar

Lions, tigers, and bands? Oh my! Patrolled By Radar (formally 50 Cent Haircut) will be joined by a number of special friends at the LA Zoo on August 6th. A bit down tempo alt-country, there is enough twang to keep a smile on your face.

If the furry animals don't keep your attention, The Happy Hollows, Voxhaul Broadcast, Useless Keys, The Lonely Wild, Walking Sleep, and Slang Chickens will.

More info and tickets are available here.

   

Scattered...Picccctuuurreesss - PDX Pop Now! Through the Lens of Someone Who Kept Forgetting to Take Pictures

Fortunately for our faithful Deli Portland readership, your humble Associate Editor did not snap thousands of photos of this year's weekend mega-pop fest at Rotture. Truth be told, he prefers to let the camera do most of the work anyway. His skills are, on the high end, derivative of the cogs employed within the black plastics and gears of his lady-friend's Nikon D-40.

It's with that kind of frame of mind that he took real, actual photos of only four or so acts. Well, to be fair, he did take more, but he didn't know how to use this goddamn digi-monstrosity (he prefers the FX Camera app for his Smartphone above all other technological profundity), and consequently his indoor stage shots looked like Ansel Adams had been taking snifters of Jonestown Kool-Aid.

So here is what we do have:

 

O Bruxo live on Saturday, July 31, providing a much needed Latin-rock shuffle to the purveying masses of over-easy dance and experimental hoopla.

 

A personal favorite, Da'Rel Junior, along with his DJ Dr. Adam, regaled stories of nerd-dom against heady beats to an appreciative afternoon crowd on Saturday. Hip-hoppers take note: Da'Rel brings it with more than an ample dose of humility slathering his potent rhymes.


 

Mike D and the rest of I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House pretty much scared the shit out of every person in attendance who hadn't seen them before, despite their god-fearing sentimentalism and appropriately Care Bear-esque dispositions. The band only had time enough to blaze through five songs or so before the weight of their bar-room cow punk would take a bow. If I find more worthwhile shots, I'll post them here for sure.

You're welcome...

- Ryan J. Prado

   

Bite-sized Reviews: Rollerball at PDX Pop Now!

 

The experimental three-piece Rollerball molded tight melodies into somewhat funky drones. For a band 15 years down the line, I shit myself to ask, where was I?

The female-fronted trio flirted with chamber-pop sounds before being fully deconstructed into energetic, effect-laden bursts of noise that shone perfectly under Rotture's blue-stage lights.

- Nick Walker

   

Get Hustle Slay PDX Pop Now!

 

The third evening of PDX Pop Now! featured the long-running (though not Portland-exclusive) Get Hustle. Joining the normally three-piece machine was the bass-wielding living-history of thudding-doom, Joe Preston of Salem, OR's Thrones. With a consistent low-end, Get Hustle's chaotic psychic energies were well-delivered.

The blistering organ/keyboards of Mac Mann blasted aural epithets against the cymbal-crashing, skin-pounding brutality of Maxamillion Avila. Not a word is lost on Valentine Falcon. The singer exuded a Plant-like sexual presence while controlling the tiny Rotture stage with something all her own.

Some sets you just need to go sans ear plugs, and Get Hustle provided PPN! with such a set. Not bad for a band 13-plus years in the making.

- Nick Walker

   

Oh No Oh My's New Designer: You

The dangerously likable indie rockers Oh No Oh My have invited you all to design their new poster...details straight from the band below: 

Are you one of those people that never win anything? I know, me too. I did win tickets to see Mighty Ducks 2 when I was in first grade, for this sweet joke I submitted to the Denver Post. But you know, that doesn't really count. I had to go with my parents. And I think my sister got to go too, so really, that was a shared victory, and not something to call my own.

BUT I DIGRESS. We're going to give away the following:

1 Shoot 'Em Up T-Shirt (in whatever size you want)
1 Brains/Walking Into Me on 7" 45RPM Vinyl (just released, featuring 2 songs from our upcoming album)
1 Dmitrij Dmitrij EP on 12" 45 rpm Vinyl
1 Dmitrij Dmitrij EP CD
1 "Oh No! Oh My!" CD 
2 Oh No Oh My Beer Coozys
A bunch of Oh No Oh My temporary tattoos
and some Oh No Oh My buttons/pins/badges/whatev..er you want to call them

HOLY CRAP THAT'S AWESOME. How do you have to do in exchange for such an awesome prize package?? Make us a tour poster! To summarize what we're looking for:

11x17 Poster
Preferably 1-2 Colors (in case it's so awesome that we decide have it screen printed but if you feel your vision needs full color, then I guess that would be okay...)
300 DPI
Must have "Oh No Oh My" on it
Please nothing cute, or precious, or things like that.
Simple is good.

Send a smaller file version of your entry (something like 550x850 pixels) to daniel@ohnoohmy.com with the subject "Poster Contest" and YOU'LL BE ON YOUR WAY TO GLORIOUS PRIZES.