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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Taking Back Sunday – 20th Anniversary Tour [Portland, OR]

Early 2000’s punk vibes and two albums performed back to back live? That’s right, on 04/20 in the stoney Portland, OR Taking back Sunday stole the stage at the Crystal Ballroom for the second night in a row. Performing Tell All Your Friends & Louder Now both in their entirety, fans received a heavy mix of early 2000’s feels. With support from The Maine, the 20th Anniversary Tour was not one to miss.

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Quinn XCII @ Crystal Ballroom [Portland, OR]

Wearing an orange jumpsuit and rocking a color coordinated Portland Gear hat, Quinn XCII hit the stage at the Crystal Ballroom. The “From Tour With Love” tour made brief but beautiful stop in PDX on Sunday , March 31st. The crowd was lively and each artist brought an insane amount of energy to the stage. Aligning with two up and coming young artists, Ashe and Christian French, Quinn XCII proved his prowess performing for a sold out crowd on a Sunday night.

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Okilly Dokilly @ Dante’s [Portland, OR]

Howdilly Doodilly neigborinos! Okilly Dokilly‘s ReNeducation was in full effect at Dante’s on 02/15. Everything from the music to the VooDoo-dilly doughnut eating competition, the entire evening, was engulfed in Flanders. With support from the touring Playboy Manbaby and Portland local Titty Babies, Dante’s danced the night away.

Silverstein – When Broken Is Easily Fixed 15 Years Anniversary Tour [Portland, OR]

Close your eyes and picture the year 2003. You’ve got your favorite CD’s safely stored away in their perspective nylon and plastic slots in an over sized binder sliding around on the floor of your car. You just popped Silverstein’s When Broken is Easily Fixed into your cars CD player. With the windows down and the volume on high you cruise off into your feels as Smashed Into Pieces blares out of your crackling speakers. Everything is good again. Portland, OR got to relive every minute of those feels on 01-26-19 for albums 15th Anniversary Tour. With support from Hawthorne Heights, As Cities Burn, and Capstan – Silverstein Rocked Peter’s Room with a heavy dose of early 2000’s hardcore.

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Vicious Rumors @ Dante’s – Portland, OR


Vicious Rumors brought a wild energy to Dante’s this last Tuesday night. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album “Digital Dictator” they were joined by Niviane and both bands absolutely crushed it! Fun night of some heavy tunes! Thanks again for having me out! Vortex Music Magazine also shared this gallery, you can view it on their site here!