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.
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.
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.
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.)