Friday, May 16, 2014

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Mickey Avalon, Summer in Siberia, Flying Spiders, Wooden Indian Burial Ground

Posted By on Fri, May 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Get out there this weekend! There's so much to go listen to.


Dept of Martyrs (a punk three-piece outfit coming in from Ephrata, Wash.), Gorilla Rabbit Chicken and DJ Smickage take on the Baby Bar/Neato Burrito tonight.

Summer in Siberia (lovers of the keyboard) plays its first show after a winter hiatus. They open for Wild Ones at the Bartlett tonight. Get your tickets for $12. The show starts at 8 pm.

He isn’t some rapper who grew up in the suburbs only pretending to have had a hard life in his lyrics; he’s a true comeback kid. Mickey Avalon (born Yeshe Perl) grew up selling pot alongside his mother; his dad was a heroin addict. Soon, Avalon struggled with a smack addiction of his own that would lead to prostitution. After meeting Simon Rex, aka Dirt Nasty (who recently performed at the Red Room), it was music that helped the Los Angeles-based Avalon stay clean. The shock rapper’s dirty music reflects much of his turbulent experiences — he’s also fairly misogynistic. He often channels glam rock in his shows, going topless with smudged-on black eye makeup. Nearly naked women are also a mainstay at his wild stage performances. Experience this tonight at the Knitting Factory for $20. Daethstar and Lou open.

And of course, Flying Spiders return to the stage tonight. See our preview for the show here; Real life Rockaz and Smiles Davis open. The Paper Cutout Crew will bring some sweet breakdancing.


Saturday, the Rocket Market Summer Music Series kicks off with the help of Sidhe, Karrie O'Neill and Lyle Morse. The show starts at 7:30 pm and is free. Drink some wine and pretend summer is already here.

The Big Dipper is officially opening with its Grand opening show Saturday! The event will feature Wooden Indian Burial Ground, 66beat and Normal Babies. Check out our event preview here. 

Portland's Black Pussy (terrible name, I’m sorry) and Gypsyhawk are infiltrating Jones Radiator Saturday. Blackwater Prophet will also be there to open. Expect the $10 show to get, sweaty, loud and absolutely wild. It's $10 to get in and starts at 7 pm.

Getting folk-rocky at the Lantern Tap House are Hey! is for Horses, the Rustics and Jordan Heights. The show starts at 9 pm.


Everyone Dies in Utah is not a statement, it's a band name. Said hardcore band comes to the Hop! Sunday playing after Kingdom of Giants, Ashylus, InDirections, What Wings Once Held and Deaf To. The all-ages show starts at 6:30 pm and is $12 at the door.

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Laura Johnson

Laura moved to the great Inland Pacific Northwest this summer. She is the Inlander's new music editor.