Bunk Bar Southeast
Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. 2017 21+
Recommended by Ryan J. Prado
You can’t keep a good party down. The second annual New Year’s Eve Battle of the Decades is back with another who’s-who roster of Portland musicians featuring members of Blitzen Trapper, Sleater-Kinney, the Jicks, Quasi, The Pynnacles, Hurry Up, the Thermals, Blesst Chest, Grails, Modern Kin, the Consortium, Hungry Ghost, Rosewood, Slang, Two Ton Boa, and DJ Jen O. They’ll form four teams and cover tunes from four decades—the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s—in a steel cage match free-for-all. Come ready to ballyhoo your decade of preference and poo-poo the decade that totally sucks the worst (spoiler alert: it’s the ’00s, which isn’t being represented here, so you’re good). Dress up and get ready to be happy as fuck that we get to bid good riddance to this pit of an Earth year. I predict covers will include tributes to the late Tom Petty, Fats Domino, and Chuck Berry, but really anything this amazing group of people decides to play will be fantastic. Goodbye, 2017. See you in hell.
1028 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Sun-Tues 11 am-10 pm, Wed-Thurs 11 am-12 am, Fri-Sat 11 am-1 am