Tonight in Music: The xx, Mecca Normal, Random, Alanis Morissette
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
THE XX, JOHN TALABOT (Roseland, 8 NW 6th) Read our article on the xx.
MECCA NORMAL, AMENTA ABIOTO, REBECCA GATES (Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N Interstate) I'm not merely indulging sentimentality here when I write that the all-ages music scene in Portland sure isn't what it used to be. By "used to be," I'm referring to a mere couple of years ago—in hindsight, venues like the defunct Chaos CafÉ, Satyricon, and the Artistery seemed almost too good to be true, and the number of houses receptive to hosting shows has ostensibly decreased significantly since then as well, leaving very little options for those under 21. So this is great news: all-ages shows are now being held at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center building through the stalwart Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, and the kickoff show—which is also curated by the camp—features progenitorial indie rock duo Mecca Normal as headliner. See you there! MORGAN TROPER
RANDOM, MR MIRANDA, DJ DN3, MOUSE POWELL,
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