Thurs May 17, 8:30 pm 21+
Recommended by Morgan Troper
Swim Swam Swum initially came up in a small network of Portland bands that rode the Myspace wave, their name appearing in Top 8s and on show posters alongside luminaries like Starfucker and Typhoon. That was a fucking decade ago, before I was old enough to buy cigarettes. (And that was when you only had to be 18 to buy cigarettes.) Swim Swam Swum aren’t “scene” heavyweights anymore—their social media presence is limited to an out-of-date website and a Twitter that hasn’t been updated since 2010. But we’re lucky to have them back in the mix. The band’s lone LP, 2010’s Circumpolar Westerlies, is a great indie-rock record, chock-full of spindly riffs, colorful arrangements, and impressive Doug Martsch imitations. Maybe it will remind you of being young and in love with the world, too.
1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar