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.Listen »
Spookies - Live from Banana Stand is available on Tuesday, October 21st!Read more »
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.Read more »
Radiation City will be joined by rising stars Hustle & Drone, hip-hop trio TxE, and local-dance-favorites DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid to celebrate Portland State University's Portland State of Mind Concert.
The all-ages event will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 6pm to Midnight inside the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom. Advance tickets are free to PSU students, $10 for the general public online, and $15 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase online at: http://bit.ly/psom2014Read more »
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.Read more »
Alameda - Live from the Banana Stand will be released in physical form on Thursday, June 5th at Mississippi Studios. Please enjoy the preview track "A Violence," available in advance of the June 10th digital release.
Alameda is one of our favorite acts in Portland's folk scene, and the group's live record and videos demonstrate why. They just seem so natural. Two of our favorite qualities are authenticity and sincerity, and you can't help feel that when you listen or view.Read more »
Banana Stand is proud to curate a free, weekly summer series at Double Dragon, featuring select, secret guests performing at the critically-acclaimed restaurant and bar. Usually closed on Mondays, Double Dragon will open at 6pm to host the special event and offer a limited menu of late night favorites along with low-priced craft cocktails. Though we're best known for our secret recordings, we're excited to highlight incredible performers to a more public audience at one of the best places in town.Read more »
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."Read more »
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.Read more »
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!Read more »