What house show begins at 7:30 pm on a Saturday night? What Portland shows—house or proper venue—start on time? Well, this house show on Clinton Street seemed an exception to the rule, as the show's flier adamantly stated that a DJ would start at 10 pm. Eh, not so much. I strolled around the corner from New Seasons at about 8:30 and nary a band had performed in the living room by the time of my arrival.
Pony Village, Swim Swam Swum and Southern Belle (which seems to be playing every night in August) did play in quick succession when festivities truly kicked off at around 9 pm, however, with the DJ fulfilling its slot at around 11, not too far behind schedule. Even though it was absolutely sweltering, and many of the revelers were on the front lawn rather than inside watching the acts, there was fun to be had.
Photos of Pony Villaige, Swim Swam Swum and Southern Belle (in that order):
Swim Swam Swum