What the hell is this festival?

Photo by Rose City Live

WE ARE BACK FOR OUR  3rd YEAR MY LOVELIES AND WE ARE BIGGER NOW: 2 CITIES! 70 of the BEST HIGH ENERGY LOUD POP BANDS FROM ALL OVER THE NORTHWEST!

Jan 3rd and 4th in SEATTLE at The Crocodile and The Rendezvous!
Jan 24th and 25th in PDX at Dante’s, Slabtown, Ash st. Saloon, Kelly’s Olympian and Floating World Comics!

IT’S STILL ABSOLUTELY FREE.
NO JOKE.

Long answer:

This shindig was the brainchild of local music geeks Arya Imig and Eirean Bradley as an answer to the question: How do we get all of the rad power/noise/dance/spazz pop bands in our lovely home town to play together, get to know each other, and make tons of rad shows together? How do we make sure everyone can come and check out a bunch of bands they may not have heard of yet, but will probably fall in love with if given the chance?

BIG ASS BOOMBOX is our attempt to do that, and since 2012 (our debut) was so much damn fun and so damn successful (20 bands who were amazing), we decided to do it again and again and again. Only, we’ve doubled the size (40 bands who are amazing), added a literary stage (15 of PDX’s best novelists, poets, essayists, and weirdos), invited down bands from Seattle, and made it two days long. Now we’ve doubled it again for our 3rd edition because there were just too many amazing bands to showcase. Sweet Problems.

Whew.

It’s still free to the public, has all ages stages, and is packed to the damn brim with bands  we are stoked to be able to showcase. We are pretty sure you will find your new favorite band here. And if you don’t?

Hell, we tried.
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Here are all the bands and writers who have performed at previous editions of Big Ass Boombox:

We love them all because they are rad as hell. (in no order, because radness needs no order.)

Just Lions

just lions
Our First Brains

our first brains
Swingset Showdown

swingset showdown
Kithkin

kithkin
Lee Corey Oswald

lee corey oswald
Your Rival

your rival
The Ecstatics

ecstatics
Animal Eyes

animal eyes
The Mucks

mucks
Yuni in Taxco

yuni
Monoplane

monoplane
Glassbones

glassbones
Pheasant

pheasant
No Kind of Rider

no kind
Donovan Breakwater

donovan
Friends and Family

friends and family
Thanks

thanks
Tiger House

tiger house
Ninja Turtle Ninja Tiger

ninja
Fanno Creek

fanno
Wooden Indian Burial Ground

wooden
the Torn ACLs
torn aclsProfcalprofcal

Scrimshander

scrimshander
Queued Up

queued
Hollywood Tans

hollywood
My Autumn’s Done Come

madc
The Morals

the morals
Sons of Huns

sons
Blue Skies for Black Hearts

blueskies
The We Shared Milk

we shared
Destroy Nate Allen

destroy nate
The Jesus Rehab

the jesus rehab
The Lovesoreslovesores
Pictorialspictorials
Eidolonseidolons
Still Pigeonsstill pigeons
The Fastersfasters
Bubble Catsbubble
Souvenir Driversouvenir

New York Riflesnewyork
Father Figurefather
Chartscharts

Beyond Veronicabeyond veronica
Teenspotteenspot
Tiananmen Beartianamen bear
The Hoot Hootshoot
Gendersgenders
A Happy Deatha happy
Little Volcanolil volcano
Martha Grovermartha
Greg Gerdinggerding
Brian S. Ellisbrian
Robert Duncan Grayrobert

Robyn Batemanrobyn
Michael Healdheald
Johnny No Buenonobueno
Vanessa Veselka582_veselka
Kevin Sampsellkevin
Mindy Nettifeenettifee
Amy Everharteverhart
Matty Byloos (Kvein Byloos subbed in)kevin by
Lindsey Kuglerkugler

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