Home / Events / Music Calendar / Walk off the Earth, Selah Sue, the Mowglis

Walk off the Earth, Selah Sue, the Mowglis

MATTHEW SINGER
7:30 pm., Wednesday November 28 | $15 advance, $17 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 
[BIG VIRAL] At least once a week, I come across something that makes me wish the Internet would suffer a cataclysmic meltdown, causing all of humanity’s digitized history to instantly disappear. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching old commercials and videos of dogs doing silly things as much as anyone, and the democratization of the media that’s occurred thanks to Web 2.0 innovations such as YouTube and Twitter is, generally, a good thing. But democracy is always a double-edged sword: The same country that voted Barack Obama into office also gave us eight years of George W. Bush, and for every “David After Dentist,” we must suffer through something like Walk off the Earth. Like fellow insufferable faux-indie act Pomplamoose, the Canadian quintet impressed the slack-jawed masses with the videos of its cutesy, ukele-and-kazoo-intensive pop covers it uploaded to YouTube, particularly a version of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” played on a single acoustic guitar simultaneously by all five members. That’s all well and good, but now the band’s become a touring concern, with actual fans and everything. Even worse, Columbia gave them a record contract! What’s next, an album from the “Charlie Bit My Finger” kid? Walk off the Earth? If only we were so lucky. 



Where: Wonder Ballroom
Phone: 284-8686
Address: 128 NE Russell St.

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Cold Specks, the Domestics

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

[DARK SOUL] Dark, sultry and sometimes downright eerie, the music by Toronto-based singer Al Spx—better known by her stage moniker Cold Specks—is like a film noi ...

9 pm | $12.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Distal, SPF666

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

[DANCE FORWARD] Once considered an ambassador of "post-dubstep" and America's answer to similar artists like the U.K.'s Mount Kimbie, Distal has shed even that wide- ...

9 pm | $12.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Foxing, Gates, We the Wild, Walter and the Conqueror, Robot Boy

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

[POST-EMO] Since feelings ceded to haircuts in the mid-2000s, the idea of buffing emotional punk rock with orchestral aplomb has felt a little bit dirty and heavy-ha ...

5:30 pm | $10.
Star Theater 13 NW 6th Ave. Portland Map
Also At Wonder Ballroom

Smallpools, Magic Man, Panama Wedding

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

[POP] Smallpools has an app on its website that connects to your Instagram account. If you hashtag your post #smallpoolsdoodles, the band might repost it through the ...

7:30 pm | $14 advance, $16 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map

Circa Survive, Title Fight, Tera Melos

Monday, Nov 24, 2014

[POST HARDCORE] Today’s sign of the scene-kid apocalypse: The beloved scream-core tent pole Circa Survive is about to turn 10. Since leaving Saosin to found the po ...

7:30 pm | $20 advance, $23 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close