Calendar

Mississippi Studios Calendar

January

   
Wed 1/23

A trifecta of amazing roots songwriters, headlined by the beloved Oakdale, California storyteller

Willy Tea Taylor

Leslie Stevens

Bob Sumner

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 1/24

A $5 bill with the up-and-coming emotive and intricate Portland songwriter / guitarist

Gillian Frances

Sheers

Indira Valey

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 1/25

Closed for a Private Event

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 1/26

Students from the School of Rock Portland pay tribute to The Who and an array of neo soul acts

School of Rock Showcase: The Who & Neo Soul

12:00 pm

All Ages

Iconic songwriter, Crooked Fingers/Archers of Loaf frontman and Neko Case bandmember with 2016 LP

Eric Bachmann

MAITA

Ritchie S Young

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 1/27

A double-dose of earnest, brilliant Portland soul musicians with incredible voices

Etta's WORLD / Redray Frazier

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Mon 1/28

Esoteric and heartfelt Uruguay/NYC songwriter with a deep catalog of brilliant, bilingual songs

Juan Wauters

The Morals

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Tue 1/29

Enigmatic German/British noire-pop songwriter/vocalist, Exploded View member and Beak> collaborator

Anika

Cool Flowers

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Wed 1/30

Folk-rock and power-pop sounds from one of Portland's finest, releasing new single "Inside My Mind"

The Domestics

Erica Blinn

Kasey Anderson

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 1/31

Portland-based Americana songwriter with a literary disposition and stellar 2017 LP, 'One Go Around'

Jeffrey Martin

Mick Flannery

Taylor Kingman

8:00 pm

21 and Over

  

February

     
Fri 2/01

Revered songwriter and Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra cofounder

Efrim Manuel Menuck at Polaris Hall

Amulets

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Beloved, veteran Portland bands playing smart, airtight rock and sweeping Morricone-inspired sounds

Eyelids / Federale

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 2/02

Duo featuring Camera Obscura's Tracyanne Campbell & Crybaby's Danny Coughlan, copresented by Xray.fm

Tracyanne & Danny at Polaris Hall

Photo Ops

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Contemplative Idaho-based songwriter / Shaky Hands cofounder with expansive 2017 LP, 'Redesign'

NICK DELFFS

The Woolen Men

Michael Finn

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 2/03

Bauman's Cider Presents a $5 Bill w/ literate PDX art-punks w/ riffs, smarts + melancholy one-liners

Cool American

Mo Troper

Brette Irish

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Mon 2/04

Portland-via-Detroit indie pop quartet with catchy, soulful songs

Those Willows

Emily Overstreet

Margaret Wehr

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Tue 2/05
Wed 2/06

A $5 bill with the epic PDX instrumental rock band releasing new LP, 'Close Your Eyes to Travel'

Long Hallways

Volcanic Pinnacles

Gazelle(s)

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 2/07

Explosive and outlandish Portland trio making crunchy and melodic hardcore punk

Gaytheist / Nasalrod

Stress Position

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 2/08

Mississippi Studios Presents the Big Thief songwriter with new Saddle Creek solo LP, 'abysskiss'

SOLD OUT: Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief) at Polaris Hall

Luke Temple

Joshua Thomas

8:00 pm

All Ages

SOLD OUT

Frenetic Oklahoma guitar-pop band with dance-ready new LP, 'Bad Behavior'

Broncho Bad Behavior Tour

with very special guest Pinky Pinky

Oh Rose

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 2/09

Angular Boston trio with new wave/pop-punk sensibilities and brilliant 2018 LP, 'Smell Smoke'

Vundabar

The Red Pears

Le Grotto

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 2/10

Mississippi Studios Presents the Big Thief songwriter with new Saddle Creek solo LP, 'abysskiss'

Sold Out: Adrianne Lenker (Of Big Thief) at The Old Church

Luke Temple

8:00 pm

All Ages

Eccentric and heavy Portland party band with a fast-growing cult following and inscrutable sound

Kulululu

Humulululuman

Human Ottoman

“A performance of Steve Reich’s ‘Drumming'"

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Mon 2/11

Transcendent veteran dance-party-starting drums-and-electronics duo from Portland

Hot Victory

Macho Boys

INDEX

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Tue 2/12

Collaborative and individual sets from multi-lingual psychedelic rock acts with worldly influences

Winter / Triptides

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Wed 2/13

Mississippi Studios and Xray.fm present the psychedelic & intergalactic soul/R&B/hip-hop collective

Tribe Mars

Dreckig

Just Pretend

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 2/14

The groundbreaking Wilco guitarist joins Julian Lage in fronting a quartet with new Blue Note LP

SOLD OUT: An Evening With The Nels Cline 4

8:00 pm

21 and Over

SOLD OUT

The groundbreaking Wilco guitarist joins Julian Lage in fronting a quartet with new Blue Note LP

An Evening With The Nels Cline 4

10:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 2/15

High-energy Portland bluegrass/jamgrass/Americana band

Cascade Crescendo

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 2/16

Award-winning Colorado bluegrass outfit known for adventurous, genre-bending sound

Head for the Hills

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 2/17

World-class drummers and special guests celebrate ten years of the world's greatest drum shop

Revival Drum Shop 10 Year Anniversary Celebration feat.

Mark Guiliana

Adam Morford

John Niekrasz

7:00 pm

21 and Over

Free

Mon 2/18

Bold, acclaimed songwriter/vocalist with uncompromising 2018 experimental pop LP, 'Premonitions'

Miya Folick

Barrie

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Tue 2/19

Acclaimed deep-dive pop culture podcast that has topped lists from Vulture, Esquire, and Time Out NY

Las Culturistas

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Wed 2/20

Clever, prodigious Massachusetts DIY songwriter with bittersweet story songs

Sold Out: Cavetown at Polaris Hall

spookyghostboy

7:30 pm

All Ages

Hilarious comic/actor/writer known for 'I Feel Pretty,' 'The House' and appearances on Conan, Fallon

Sold Out: Rory Scovel

7:30 pm

21 and Over

Thu 2/21

Artful NYC-based songwriter—and Decemberists/Sufjan Stevens/David Byrne collaborator—with new LP

My Brightest Diamond

Ian Chang

8:00 pm

21 and Over

A Found-Sound-Dream-Drama starring the notorious Nation of Ulysses / Make-Up provocateur

Ian Svenonius' Escape-Ism at Polaris Hall

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 2/22

Hook-heavy and smart LA lo-fi/punk songwriter with new Merge Records LP, 'Power Chords'

Mike Krol

Vertical Scratchers

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 2/23

Juno-nominated Canadian songwriter, Attack in Black member and Julie Doiron collaborator

Daniel Romano

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 2/24

Groove-riding, understated dream-pop from Montreal with flooring new LP, 'Oncle Jazz'

Men I Trust

Michael Seyer

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Mon 2/25
Tue 2/26

Cancelled - refunds available at point of purchase

CANCELLED - Oh Pep!

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Cancelled - refunds available at point of purchase

Mount Moriah founder and Angel Olsen guitarist with a rich, deeply affecting debut LP, 'Lionheart'

H.C. McEntire

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Wed 2/27

Mississippi Studios and Pickathon Present the daring folk songwriter with an ambitious 2018 LP

Sam Amidon at Polaris Hall

Sam Gendel

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Veteran Atlanta garage-punks with critical acclaim, devoted cult following and a brilliant live show

The Coathangers

SADGIRL

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 2/28

A double-bill of our Seattle favorites: heavy/heady rockers Weeed and noise-rockers Dreamdecay

Weeed / Dreamdecay

9:00 pm

21 and Over

  

March

     
Fri 3/01

Two nights with the beloved and one-of-a-kind Portland rock songwriter and her classic band

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 3/02

Whip-smart, non-judgmental podcast about motherhood and how unnatural it can be sometimes

One Bad Mother at Polaris Hall

8:00 pm

All Ages

Two nights with the beloved and one-of-a-kind Portland rock songwriter and her classic band

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 3/03
Mon 3/04

Timeless Boston-based purveyor of moody and gothic songwriting w/ brilliant 2018 LP, 'For My Crimes'

Marissa Nadler

Hilary Woods

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Tue 3/05

The Zydeco-fueled afterparty for Mississippi Ave's annual Mardi Gras celebration

Mardi Gras Parade After-Party with the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus

Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Wed 3/06

Widely admired Portland rock trio with earnest, propulsive blues-infused sound

Tango Alpha Tango

Kulululu

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 3/07

Precocious, whip-smart Boston/New Jersey songwriter w/ acclaimed home-recorded LP, 'No Dogs Allowed'

Sidney Gish

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 3/08

Portland-based songwriter and sonic explorer with influential discography and 2018 LP, 'The Lookout'

An Evening With Laura Veirs at Polaris Hall

8:00 pm

All Ages

Compelling, unpredictable experimental pop musician with history as Dirty Beaches and Last Lizard

Alex Zhang Hungtai

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 3/09

Moody Australian electro-pop trio with new hit single, 'Falling,' and tours with Alt-J and Chvrches

Mansionair

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 3/10

The OK Chorale PDX Presents

Jesus Christ Superstar: A Singalong With The OK Chorale PDX

7:30 pm

21 and Over

Mon 3/11
Tue 3/12
Wed 3/13

Prolific and exciting Nashville-via-Idaho Americana troubadour fond of lively guitar work

Jeff Crosby and The Refugees

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 3/14

Powerful songwriter/vocalist Arleigh Kincheloe fronts this throwback soul/rock act from NYC

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 3/15

An intimate solo appearance from the cofounder of the acclaimed SF bluegrass/folk-rock act

Ben Morrison of The Brothers Comatose at Polaris Hall

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Catchy and intricate Massachusetts rock act with sprawling, emotive new LP, 'When This Life is Over'

And The Kids

Cardioid

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 3/16

Fast-rising and bombastic Boston funk/soul/rock/ska ensemble with a smooth finish

RIPE TOUR 2019

The Brook & The Bluff

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 3/17

The Suffers

9:00 pm

21 and Over

On Sale
Fri 1/25
10:00 am

Mon 3/18
Tue 3/19

Emporium Presents the New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse

Morgan James "From White To Blue Tour"

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Wed 3/20

Mississippi Studios and Pickathon Present the outlandish Aussie rockers with '70s punk influences

Amyl and The Sniffers

Mr. Wrong

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 3/21

Mississippi Studios Presents the Oakland act with warm, inventive and rollicking songs

Whiskerman at Polaris Hall

Tommy Alexander

Taylor Kingman

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 3/22

Fast-rising, big-beat Aussie art-rock band signed to the influential 4AD label

Methyl Ethel

TEEN

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 3/23

Buzzing, outlandish rockers from Stockholm who have pioneered the "ugly gonzo post punk" genre

Viagra Boys

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 3/24

Delicate Steve

Thick Paint

8:00 pm

21 and Over

On Sale
Fri 1/25
10:00 am

Mon 3/25

The sophisticated, deeply compelling project of songwriter Meg Duffy (Kevin Morby band) with new LP

Hand Habits

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Tue 3/26

Inventive Americana duo from Olympia featuring singer/banjoists Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee

The Lowest Pair

Austin Quattlebaum

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Wed 3/27

South Carolina songwriter Justin Osborne's ever-evolving rock project, with a confessional new LP

SUSTO

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 3/28

Mississippi Studios and Pickathon Present the blues/soul/rock quartet with an immense live presence

Revel In Dimes

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 3/29

Mississippi Studios and Pickathon Present the Austin rock gods (featuring members of A Giant Dog)

Sweet Spirit

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 3/30

Unwound guitarist/vocalist Justin Trosper's angular/dreamy new project with Unwound's Sara Lund

Nocturnal Habits

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 3/31

Rubens Presents a $5 Bill Record Release show with the optimistic, twang-touched songwriting project

Layperson

iji

9:00 pm

21 and Over

      

April

 
Mon 4/01

Show moved to Aladdin Theater. All previously purchased tickets honored at new location.

MOVED TO ALADDIN THEATER - RY X

8:00 pm

All Ages

Tue 4/02
Wed 4/03

Aussie songwriter with personal, political, witty songs, touring on new LP 'Beware of the Dogs'

Stella Donnelly at Polaris Hall

Faye Webster

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Timeless, soulful Nashville-via-Oklahoma songwriter with tight band and acclaimed 2017 New West LP

JD McPherson

JP Harris

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 4/04

Timeless, soulful Nashville-via-Oklahoma songwriter with tight band and acclaimed 2017 New West LP

JD McPherson

JP Harris

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 4/05

The energetic and enigmatic LA rock trio with acclaimed 2018 LP, 'The Pact'

Slothrust

Rituals Of Mine

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 4/06

The energetic and enigmatic LA rock trio with acclaimed 2018 LP, 'The Pact'

Slothrust

Rituals Of Mine

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 4/07
Mon 4/08
Tue 4/09
Wed 4/10

Iconic DIY music pioneer and "Calling All Angels" songwriter who writes folk, pop, jazz and more

Jane Siberry at Polaris Hall

8:00 pm

All Ages

Reverb-loving Aussie rising country/rock star with blistering 2018 LP on Bloodshot Records

Ruby Boots

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Thu 4/11
Fri 4/12

Tight-knit Australian R&B/garage rock act sharing members with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

The Murlocs

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 4/13
Sun 4/14
Mon 4/15

Damo Suzuki's Network

8:00 pm

21 and Over

On Sale
Fri 1/25
10:00 am

Tue 4/16
Wed 4/17
Thu 4/18
Fri 4/19
Sat 4/20
Sun 4/21
Mon 4/22
Tue 4/23
Wed 4/24

An all-ages engagement with two songwriters mixing emotion, activism and humor in brilliant fashion

Kimya Dawson / Your Heart Breaks at Polaris Hall

8:00 pm

All Ages

Thu 4/25

Inspiring, victorious rock project with upcoming LP feat. Jason Isbell, My Morning Jacket members

Strand Of Oaks

Wild Pink

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 4/26

Old Time Relijun

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 4/27
Sun 4/28
Mon 4/29

Iconic LA songwriter making infectious and heartfelt vintage R&B and releasing a new, self-titled LP

Nick Waterhouse

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Tue 4/30
    

May

   
Wed 5/01
Thu 5/02

Deeply gifted Seattle indie-hitmaker and poly-instrumentalist with new Merge Records LP, 'Effluxion'

Telekinesis

SONTALK

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Fri 5/03
Sat 5/04

Bold, poetic Maine songwriter touring with members of La Luz and Okkervil River, releasing new LP

Lady Lamb

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 5/05
Mon 5/06
Tue 5/07

Heavy, highly extolled Swedish stoner rock/metal trio with forthcoming Relapse Records LP

Monolord

Usnea

WILL

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Wed 5/08

An evening with "the internet's busiest music nerd" and acclaimed podcast host

An Evening With Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop at Polaris Hall

8:00 pm

All Ages

Thu 5/09
Fri 5/10

The epic force and voice behind Shannon & the Clams, with acclaimed 2018 LP produced by Dan Auerbach

Shannon Shaw

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 5/11
Sun 5/12
Mon 5/13
Tue 5/14
Wed 5/15
Thu 5/16
Fri 5/17

The mysterious & masked troubadour playing twangy, surrealist rock on 2019 Sub Pop debut LP, 'Pony'

Orville Peck

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sat 5/18
Sun 5/19

Haunting, majestic Melbourne songwriter penning shimmering noir balladry on new LP, 'Crushing'

Julia Jacklin

Black Belt Eagle Scout

8:00 pm

21 and Over

Mon 5/20
Tue 5/21
Wed 5/22
Thu 5/23
Fri 5/24
Sat 5/25
Sun 5/26
Mon 5/27
Tue 5/28
Wed 5/29
Thu 5/30
Fri 5/31
 

June

      
Sat 6/01
Sun 6/02
Mon 6/03
Tue 6/04

Imposing Austin soul/funk/rock outfit playing gorgeous throwback jams with true grit and muscle

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Wed 6/05
Thu 6/06
Fri 6/07
Sat 6/08
Sun 6/09
Mon 6/10
Tue 6/11
Wed 6/12
Thu 6/13
Fri 6/14
Sat 6/15
Sun 6/16
Mon 6/17
Tue 6/18
Wed 6/19
Thu 6/20
Fri 6/21
Sat 6/22
Sun 6/23
Mon 6/24
Tue 6/25
Wed 6/26
Thu 6/27
Fri 6/28
Sat 6/29

Versatile and endearing songwriter and Delta Spirit cofounder with new solo LP, 'Light'n Up'

Matthew Logan Vasquez

9:00 pm

21 and Over

Sun 6/30
      

July

 
Mon 7/01

Powerful and community-minded DIY art-punks from Washington DC with widely praised 2017 LP

Priests at Polaris Hall

8:00 pm

All Ages

Tue 7/02
Wed 7/03
Thu 7/04
Fri 7/05
Sat 7/06
Sun 7/07
Mon 7/08
Tue 7/09
Wed 7/10
Thu 7/11
Fri 7/12
Sat 7/13
Sun 7/14
Mon 7/15
Tue 7/16
Wed 7/17
Thu 7/18
Fri 7/19
Sat 7/20
Sun 7/21
Mon 7/22
Tue 7/23
Wed 7/24
Thu 7/25
Fri 7/26
Sat 7/27
Sun 7/28

Dubliners melding classic and progressive folk forms with tight harmony and compelling storytelling

I Draw Slow

8:00 pm

21 and Over