The 4th outing proved to be a gauntlet that began with our friend Raleigh Moncrief kicking off the evening with great beats and chill dance grooves at Bender's followed by James & Evander then Jel. We caught Berkeley's 21st Century who beamed like 70s Partridge-Osmonds at a sell out show at the Independent with Wye Oak headlining.
Keeping to a dedicated schedule, we caught San Diego's groovy Tropical Popsicle; a trio of goth-y bad trippers made good use of synth keys and tidal wave riding guitars equipped with a Moe Tucker minimalist stand-up drum kit. Exray's then took the stage while casting musical radiation beams to invigorate a packed but sluggish crowd.
Veronica Falls charmed the Rickshaw by giving an eager audience favorites like “Bad Feelings,” “Love in a Graveyard” and other hits from their excellent sel-titled. Closing the night was Glass Candy at the Mezzanine, bringing the glammed up Portland love from Ida No and Johnny Jewel.