4th of July Block Party: Danava, Long Knife, Gaytheist, Paradise, the Suicide Notes, Diesto, Bison Bison, the Cry, White Murder, Guantanamo Baywatch, Youthbitch, the No Tomorrow Boys
203 SE Grand Ave.
[RED, WHITE AND BRUISED] What better way to spend the Fourth of July than whiplashing your brain against the inside of your own skull and playfully elbowing your fellow patriots in the ribs? This punk-metal holiday party brings together some of Portland's loudest bands, presumably in hopes of drowning out any other explosions happening in the general vicinity. At 11 pm, after retrograde '70s metallurgists Danava close down the outside stage, the celebration moves inside for a "Beach Party," appropriately headlined by surf-punk mutants Guantanamo Baywatch. Sorry, but this totally beats your uncle's Waterfront Blues Fest boat party.
Where: East End
Address: 203 SE Grand Ave.