Two Months From Last Night: A Retrospective

Exactly two months ago today, I started my collaboration with the fine folks at 94/7 FM – Alternative Portland, writing their live music blog, Thoughts From Last Night. It’s been a wild ride, so far – in the last two months, I’ve covered 35 bands at 22 shows for 94/7, and I’ve managed to churn out 14 articles in the process.

Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the launch of PretentiousPDX.com, and we plan to have some new content on this website, before too long – but in the meantime, in case you missed some of these, here’s a list of the articles we’ve written for 94/7:

SEPTEMBER

Live From MusicFestNW, Part I: We kicked off the adventure with Summer Cannibals, Black Bananas, CHVRCHES, Larry & His Flask, and Murder By Death

Live From MusicFestNW, Part II: The party continues with Young The Giant, Animal Collective, Typhoon, and Washed Out

Live From MusicFestNW, Part III: Even more shows: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The Head & The Heart, and Charles Bradley

Live From MusicFestNW, Part IV: We wrap up MusicFestNW with Pickwick, Neko Case, and Big Gigantic

A Ways to Go, No Longer: Hot off the heels of MusicFestNW, I got sent to cover Grouplove’s sold-out show with The Rubens at Star Theater.

Bastille Day: Another sold-out show, this time with future December To Remember artists Bastille and openers Nightmare & The Cat and Little Daylight.

Double Features: That one time I got to see Tennessee band The Features twice in one day.

Everything Is Illuminated: Wrapping up a four-show weekend with Nathaniel Rateliff, Dr. Dog, and The Lumineers at Memorial Coliseum.

Noah and The Whale: Barna Howard and Noah and the Whale at Wonder Ballroom.

OCTOBER

Dan Croll: This was actually the first time I’d ever seen a show at Holocene. Openers Blue Skies For Black Hearts and headliner Dan Croll did not disappoint, though!

Palma Violets: 94/7’s “I Saw Them When” show with SKATERS and Palma Violets.

The Mowglis / Walk The Moon: Two former “I Saw Them When” alums in one concert! Smallpools opened.

The 1975: They played Doug Fir Lounge. It was alright.

NOVEMBER

A November to Remember: 94/7’s “December to Remember” concert series got off to an early start with Tame Impala’s show at Crystal Ballroom.

A typical month in the life of a music blogger.

A typical month in the life of a music blogger.

The last two months have been an awesome, crazy ride. If you want to keep up with our future adventures on Portland’s live music scene, make sure to check out Thoughts From Last Night here.

Stay sharp, Portland.

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