Fox and the Law - Live from the Banana Stand will be released on Saturday, January 24th at Alberta Street Pub. Grandparents will support. The show is $5 thanks to sponsorship from Montucky Cold Snacks, and proceeds will support New Avenues for Youth. Everyone who pays the cover gets a free copy of the live record on CD or download card courtesy of our sponsors CD Baby. Thanks also to our press sponsors, ElevenPDX!

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New Release: The Woolen Men - Live from the Banana Stand 2013

The Woolen Men - Live from the Banana Stand 2013

In November 2014, The Woolen Men are my favorite live band in Portland*. If you're not following them, I hope this live record gets you on-board.

I'll admit, my affection for The Woolen Men is subjective. Upbeat, melodic pop-punk with a strong sense of irony but little sense of angst, the band hits all the music receptors I overdeveloped in my youth. But I've also seen enough music in Portland to know how special the band is.

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New Release: Spookies - Live from the Banana Stand

Spookies - Live from the Banana Stand

Spookies - Live from Banana Stand is available on Tuesday, October 21st!

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New Release: Modern Kin - Live from the Banana Stand

Modern Kin - Live from the Banana Stand

Book them, as soon as possible.

It only took us about 30 seconds to make a decision about Modern Kin. The band's self-titled debut impressed us immediately with its distinctive, confident performances and rich production. Heavier and weirder than local Americana or folk, and with more folk and gospel influences than Portland's indie-rock offerings, Modern Kin has a sound purely its own. It was a sound we knew we had to get into Banana Stand as quickly as we could.

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New Release: Eidolons - Live from the Banana Stand

Eidolons - Live from the Banana Stand

Eidolons - Live from the Banana Stand will be available June 24th. Until then, please enjoy the preview track, "Gross Towel." Eidolons play Mississippi Studios on Wednesday, July 30th to mark the release of a new double-EP. You should be there

Eidolons are one of the best young bands in Portland, and I feel lucky to say that this live record is also one of Banana Stand's best.

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New Release: Gaytheist - Live from the Banana Stand

Gaytheist - Live from the Banana Stand

 

We're fucking thrilled to relase Gaytheist - Live from the Banana Stand on Tuesday May 6th, 2014 at Mississippi Studios as part of our quartlerly curated Red Bull Sound Select series, featuring Russian Circles & Witch Mountain! RSVP for the show today to get in for just $3 -- free copies of the album will be given away to attendees while supplies last! The band will also be playing a free, all-ages show inside Music Millennium on Sunday May 4th. Until then, enjoy the preview track "I Quit."

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New Release: Radiation City - Live from the Banana Stand

Radiation City - Live from the Banana Stand

Radiation City - Live from the Banana Stand will be released in limited edition albums through CD Baby on Thursday, November 7th at Neumos in Seattle. Advance tickets are available to purchase online.

There's not a hint of hyperbole when we say that this record is one of the best we've ever recorded. If you're a fan of Portland music, you likely well know the talents of the Radiation City. But to hear their exprectly crafted doom-pop be carried out nearly perfect in a live setting is truly remarkable. 

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New Release: Live from the Banana Stand Vol. 2

Live from the Banana Stand Vol. 2

We're so proud to be able to present Live from the Banana Stand Vol. 2, a compilation of some of the amazing bands we've been lucky enough to work with over the last several months. As with Live from the Banana Stand Vol. 1, we'll be giving away 1,000 free copies of the compilation thanks to some incredible sponsors. For one week only, we'll have limited-edition copies of the album at a series of shows around Portland. We hope to see you out as many of the events as possible! Also, if you order any Lonesome's pizza from Sept. 1st - 8th, your pie comes with a free digital download!

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New Release: And And And - Live from the Banana Stand

And And And - Live from the Banana Stand

And And And - Live from the Banana Stand was released on Tuesday, May 21st at Bunk Bar with support from Sama Dams

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New Release: Good Band Is Good - Episode 11 - The Thermals

Good Band Is Good - Episode 11 - The Thermals

Hi, this is a Good Band Is Good. A podcast about music in Portland, Oregon.

In this episode of Good Band Is Good, Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster, and Westin Glass - The Thermals - talk to us about about their new record Desperate Ground, the band's history, and what it's like to be a band as popular as The Thermals.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Talks About Touring, New Album, and Weed

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Talks About Touring, New Album, and Weed

Easy one of our favorite bands of all time with only two albums out, Unknown Mortal Orchestra (appearing in Portland at the Aladdin Theater) are something of Portland legend around these parts. Bass player Jake Portrait has worked with The Dandy Warhols and variety of other bands as a producer, and plays in the incredibly hip Blouse. Lead-singer Ruban Nielson's first group, Mint Chicks, was the envy of every band in town while still together. 

It's not out of the question to call us super-fans. So be it. 

Following our interviews with The Thermals and Portugal. The Man, we reached out to the group, and Nielson was kind enough to answer some questions that we hoped to get placed on a site larger than ours. But, as that fell through, we were excited to repurpose the content here, figuring any fans of Banana Stand would love to get some greater insight into one of the city's most popular, yet one of the more elusive bands.

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