State Champs & Mayday Parade @ Crystal Ballroom [Portland, OR]

Summer vibes and some sad tunes made for a remarkable evening at the Crystal Ballroom on Tuesday night. The Sad Summer tour made a pit stop in Portland, OR on July 30th, 2019. With co-headlining favorites such as Mayday Parade and State champs, it was sure to be a good time. Playing a heavy dose of their most popular tracks and with the help of the incredibly talented Mom Jeans & Just Friends it was a successful endeavor.

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Reel Big Fish @ Crystal Ballroom [Portland, OR]

On Tuesday night the Crystal Ballroom got to ‘pick it up’ at the ska show. The fourth wave is alive and well thanks to long time favorites such as Reel Big Fish who headlined the Crystal Ballroom on July 22nd, 2019. Accompanied by Bowling for Soup and Mest, the crowd couldn’t get enough.

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Emo Night Tour @ Hawthorne Theatre [Portland, OR]

We got all up in our feels on Saturday night at the Hawthorne Theatre. The Emo Night Tour unleashed a lot of emotion on a packed house on June 29th, 2019. Whether the DJ’s were serving up their favorite classics or the band was playing an incredible cover, everyone was dancing and singing along.

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Sylar @ Hawthorne Theatre [Portland, OR]

New York artists have always struck a chord inside when it comes to my taste for music. Whether its a hip hop legend like Aesop Rock or a heavy hitter post hardcore rockers Sylar, there’s a special amount of energy these artists bring to their music as well as the stage. The Hawthorne Theatre brought New York rockers Sylar to the stage on May 21st. With assistance from Cane Hill, Varials, Bloodline, and Darkenside attendees moshed til they dropped.

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The Frights @ Hawthorne Theatre [Portland, OR]

High energy and a full house made for an incredible evening with American surf punk rockers, The Frights. On May 17th with support from Dude York and Portland locals, On Drugs, the Hawthorne Theatre surfed the night away.

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