by Leah Sottile
Hoo-whee, last month's BeGin, the monthly soiree over at the Museum of Arts & Culture, was packed. And there's a good chance, tonight's event will be just as well-attended. Partnering with young arts organization, Terrain, the event will host Portland band Y La Bamba. They'll start rockin the museum tonight at 6 pm. See our profile on them here. And local favorites, the Terrible Buttons (who we interviewed a few weeks back) will play as well.
Another 20XX gothic-rave (or "grave") tomorrow at the Hop. Read our story about the local events from a few weeks back here.
Way down in Moscow at John's Alley you can check out Ayo.O, a Seattle rapper who rolled through town last spring. Read our story on him here.
An all local bill takes over the big stage at the Knitting Factory tomorrow night, featuring Sweet Rebel D, Ian Miles and the City We Live In, Team Growl and Lack of Respect. 7:30 pm. All-ages. $5.
The Appleseed Cast has been emo since before it was a hairstyle. The band has trafficked in swelling harmonies, numb melodies and sudden mid-song change-ups since the late ’90s. Drawing heavily from bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and Explosions in the Sky, the Appleseed Cast captures a feeling that is true to life — beautiful, mundane and defined by moments of raw emotion, excitement and revelation. The band plays with Hospital Ships and Drag Like Pull at 8 pm at Second Space Gallery, 610 W. Second Ave. $10. All-ages.