The House of Sarcasm #44 – 444 Portland Bands! LAST SHOW!

Written by on June 7, 2019

Jenny Don’t and the Spurs

The House of Sarcasm #44 – 444 Portland Bands!

It was my last show! I graduate in one week with a BFA in Creative Writing and a BA in German.

I could have ended up doing 45 shows but I felt that 44 was a much better number, and when I saw that I had something like 438 bands on my running list already, I found a few more to play today to make it 444.

Over the course of 44 hours on the air, I have played a total of 646 songs from 444 Portland bands and 14 bands from other towns in Oregon.

I am reading Sophia Shalmiyev’s memoir about growing up in the USSR. She writes about Ian Svenonius, author of The Psychic Soviet and Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group. “He proclaimed that four is a magic number, a potent ingredient in the formation of a rock group. Svenonius is a Marxist from Washington, D.C., who views a four-person band as one of the few means of subversion available to oppressed peoples.”

Shalmiyev also writes, “Four is the only number in the English language that is self-contained and holds the clue to its function, being made up of four letters. No other number does this.”

See below for my full list of 444 Portland bands!

Here are some of the events I mentioned on the show today:

The Guildsmen / The Moonspinners (Seattle, WA) / The Cool Whips – June 8 at Alberta Street Pub

King Ghidora / The Punchers / The Sadists – June 15 at Lay Low Tavern

The Pietasters / The Bandulus / Dartgun and the Vignettes – June 23 at Bossanova Ballroom

Also, don’t miss these upcoming summer festivals:

Twilight Fest – July 20 (all ages!)

Portland Not Portlandia IV – August 17 (check out my preview show from last year featuring Stumblebum in the KPSU studio!)

Check out early ’90s Portland band Velveteen Amoeba! Velveteen Amoeba on Youtube.

It has been fun to bring so much locally made rock music to the college airwaves. Thanks for listening to my show. It was not recorded, so the “download” link will get you nowhere.

Here is my amazing list of 444 bands that call Portland home! (I realize that there are a couple that are actually not from Portland proper. I thought they were at the time that I played them. I always try to cross-check everything but sometimes I make mistakes.) ALL of these bands have music online, so if you’re ever wondering what to listen to, remember to check out LOCAL MUSIC!

  1. 42 Ford Prefect
  2. 48 Thrills
  3. 800 Octane
  4. 8-Foot Tender
  5. Absent Minds
  6. Adrian Orange, Her Band
  7. ADVISORY
  8. Agalloch
  9. Agents of ECCO
  10. Alexis Mahler
  11. All Girl Summer Fun Band
  12. All I Feel is Yes
  13. Amy Bleu
  14. And And And
  15. Annachristie Sapphire
  16. Anna Fritz
  17. Annie Perkins
  18. Another Night
  19. Arbor Daze
  20. Arctic Flowers
  21. Argyle
  22. Attack Ships on Fire
  23. Audio Learning Center
  24. Autopilot is for Lovers
  25. Aux.78
  26. Avalanche Lily
  27. Bad Move
  28. Bad Sex
  29. Bad Shadows
  30. Barnaby Jones
  31. Barret C. Stolte
  32. Bed.
  33. Bergerette
  34. Beyond Veronica
  35. Bitch School
  36. Bitch’n
  37. Black ‘n Blue
  38. Black Fruit
  39. Blind Pilot
  40. Blind Wolf
  41. Blitzen Trapper
  42. Bloodtypes
  43. Blue Skies for Black Hearts
  44. Bombay Beach
  45. Boo Frog
  46. Breaker Breaker
  47. Bubble Cats
  48. Buddy Jay’s Jamaican Jazz Band
  49. Bus Gas
  50. Butter Baby
  51. Buttercup
  52. Calamity Jane
  53. Camp Crush
  54. Candace
  55. Cedar Teeth
  56. Chasing Ebenezer
  57. Chauncey Canfield
  58. Chelsea Sue
  59. Chris Hahn Band
  60. Chris Newman
  61. Class M Planets
  62. Cliterati
  63. Cobra Thief
  64. COCKEYE
  65. Coma Serfs
  66. Communist Fire Drill
  67. Completely Detached
  68. Complimentary Colors
  69. Cool American
  70. Cootie Platoon
  71. Crackerbash
  72. Crazy 8’s
  73. Creature Party
  74. Creature Society
  75. Crimson Altar
  76. Crowded Habit
  77. Crush Hazard
  78. Danava
  79. Dan Reed Network
  80. Dark/Light
  81. Dark Oz
  82. Dartgun & the Vignettes
  83. Dead Men Talking
  84. Dead Moon
  85. Deathlist
  86. Denim Wedding
  87. Die Robot
  88. Dinner for Wolves
  89. Dirty Kid Discount
  90. Dirty Lowdowns
  91. Divers
  92. Dog Years
  93. Dolorean
  94. Don’t
  95. Down Gown
  96. Dr. Something
  97. Dreadlight
  98. Dr Stahl
  99. Drunk at Abi’s
  100. Drunken Prayer
  101. Drunk on Pines
  102. Dusty Santamaria
  103. Elcia
  104. Elliott Smith
  105. Elly Swope
  106. Era Bleak
  107. Everclear
  108. Ever We Fall
  109. Exacerbators
  110. Eyelids
  111. Ezza Rose
  112. Faithless Saints
  113. Fake News
  114. Federale
  115. Feral Drollery
  116. Fernando Viciconte
  117. Fiddleschtix
  118. Fireballs of Freedom
  119. Fire Nuns
  120. Five Mile Float
  121. Flapjacks
  122. Forest Veil
  123. Forty Feet Tall
  124. Fox and Bones
  125. Foxy Lemon
  126. Ghost Towns
  127. Gin & Tillyanna
  128. Girl Drink Drunks
  129. Girls in Trouble
  130. Grand Head
  131. Growler
  132. Hairspray Blues
  133. Havania Whaal
  134. Hazel
  135. Hearts of Oak
  136. Heatmiser
  137. Heidi Hellbender
  138. Hideous Monster
  139. Hillstomp
  140. Hitting Birth
  141. Honeybender
  142. Hong Kong Banana
  143. Horse Feathers
  144. Hot Won’t Quit
  145. Human Ottoman
  146. Hurry Up
  147. Iron Lords
  148. J. Graves
  149. Jabronis
  150. Jackals
  151. Jack and the Bad Thing
  152. Jared Mees and the Grown Children
  153. Jawbone Flats
  154. Jenny Don’t And The Spurs
  155. Jesus Presley
  156. Jet Black Pearl
  157. Jet Force Gemini
  158. Jollymon
  159. Joytribe
  160. Juke Joint Gamblers
  161. Karyn Ann
  162. Keeper Keeper
  163. Kendall Core
  164. Kind of Like Spitting
  165. King Black Acid
  166. King Ghidora
  167. King Who
  168. Kulululu
  169. Lab13
  170. Last Giant
  171. Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers
  172. Laura Cooper
  173. Lauren K. Newman
  174. Legend of Dutch Savage
  175. Let’s Talk
  176. Lewi Longmire Band
  177. Lexxi Vexx & The Modern Gentlemen
  178. Libido Cornucopia
  179. Lindsay Clark
  180. little hexes
  181. Little Star
  182. Little Sue
  183. Logger’s Daughter
  184. Longclaw
  185. Long Hallways
  186. Lord Master
  187. Low Flyer
  188. Lumberjack
  189. Macho Boys
  190. Madame Torment
  191. Magick Gardens
  192. Magic Mouth
  193. Malachi Graham
  194. Manx
  195. March Fourth
  196. Máscaras
  197. Matty Charles, Katie Rose
  198. Maurice and the Stiff Sisters
  199. Melodie Beirwagen
  200. Meringue
  201. Mike Moldy & the Shenanigans
  202. Millions of Dead Cops
  203. Mollybolt
  204. Monica Nelson & The Highgates
  205. Moonkisser
  206. Morgan Grace
  207. Morning Teleportation
  208. Mothers Whiskey
  209. Motorcoat
  210. Mo Troper
  211. Mouthbreather
  212. Muddy River Nightmare Band
  213. My Life in Black and White
  214. My New Vice
  215. Napalm Beach
  216. Nasalrod
  217. Neo Boys
  218. Nero’s Rome
  219. Nervous Jenny
  220. New Bad Things
  221. New York Rifles
  222. Nina Yates
  223. No Red Flags
  224. Oblivion Seekers
  225. Old Growth
  226. Olivia Awbrey
  227. One Drink and Other Lies
  228. Onion the Man
  229. P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.
  230. Paradise
  231. Patsy’s Rats
  232. Paul Delay
  233. Pearl-Handled Heart
  234. Perfect Buzz
  235. Perfect Monster
  236. Pinkzilla
  237. Pitchfork Motorway
  238. Plaid Pantry Project
  239. Plastic Cactus
  240. Pointed Man Band
  241. Poison Idea
  242. Pond
  243. Pool Boys
  244. Portland State Chamber Choir
  245. Power of County
  246. Prick and the Burn
  247. Proof
  248. Pulling It Off
  249. Pulse Emitter
  250. Pure Country Gold
  251. Quarterflash
  252. Quasi
  253. Question Tuesday
  254. Rachel Brashear
  255. Radiation City
  256. Rad Max
  257. Ratpriest
  258. Red Fang
  259. Richmond Fontaine
  260. Ritual Veil
  261. RMS Olympic
  262. Robots of the Ancient World
  263. Roselit Bone
  264. Rotties
  265. Ruby Starfruit
  266. Rum Rebellion
  267. Sado-Nation
  268. Sad Trips
  269. Saint Jacks Parade
  270. Sam Coomes
  271. Sam Henry
  272. SAOLA
  273. Satan’s Pilgrims
  274. Scott Pemberton Band
  275. Secnd Best
  276. Second Sleep
  277. Sex Crime
  278. Shadowhouse
  279. Sharks from Mars
  280. She & Him
  281. Sheenjek
  282. Shotski
  283. Silver Lake 66
  284. Silver Ships
  285. Simply Luscious
  286. Six Sundays
  287. Skiploader
  288. Slippery Eyes
  289. Slutty Hearts
  290. Small Skies
  291. Snailbones
  292. Snowbud and the Flower People
  293. Somerset Meadows
  294. Spiricles
  295. Sprinkler
  296. Stab in the Dark
  297. Star Club
  298. Stars of Cascadia
  299. Stars of Track and Field
  300. Steak Knife!
  301. Steel Chains
  302. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
  303. Steve Johnson and the Forgotten Souls
  304. Stoner Control
  305. Storm Large
  306. Strange and the Familiars
  307. Streetcar Conductors
  308. Studfinder
  309. Stumblebum
  310. Sugarboom
  311. Sun Angle
  312. Swan Island
  313. Swansea
  314. Sweeping Exits
  315. Swil Nation
  316. Talkdemonic
  317. Tallwomen
  318. Tara Velarde
  319. Team Dresch
  320. Ten Million Lights
  321. TENTS
  322. The Anxieties
  323. The Apollo Four
  324. Theatre of Sheep
  325. The Bloodtypes
  326. The Blow
  327. The Brainiax
  328. The Brass
  329. The Breach
  330. The Bridge City Sinners
  331. The Cabin Project
  332. The Carotids
  333. THE COMPLAINT DEPT
  334. The Cool Whips
  335. The Cry!
  336. The Dandy Warhols
  337. The Dead Dives
  338. The Dead to Rights
  339. The Decemberists
  340. The Decliners
  341. The Dharma Bums
  342. The Disciples of Rock & Roll
  343. The Domestics
  344. The Edgies
  345. Thee Headliners
  346. The English Language
  347. The Epoxies
  348. The Ex-Girlfriends Club
  349. The Exploding Hearts
  350. The Food
  351. The Functional Monkeys
  352. The Fur Coats
  353. The Helio Sequence
  354. The High Violets
  355. The Hot Lz’s
  356. The Jolenes
  357. The Killing Field
  358. The Kingsmen
  359. The Lady Clares
  360. The Late Great
  361. The Latter Day Skanks
  362. The Lo Fives
  363. The Lovesores
  364. The Low Twelve
  365. The Mean Reds
  366. The Misery Men
  367. The Misfortunes of Mr. Teal
  368. The Mutineers
  369. The Need
  370. The Obituaries
  371. The Outer Space Heaters
  372. The Out of Body Experience
  373. The PDX Broadsides
  374. The Prids
  375. The Punchers
  376. The Punctuals
  377. The Pynnacles
  378. The Quags
  379. The Ransom and Jerry A
  380. The Rats
  381. The Resolectrics
  382. The Reverberations
  383. The Riffs
  384. The Sadists
  385. The Satin Chaps
  386. The Savage Family Band
  387. The Sellwoods
  388. The Sexbots
  389. The Shivas
  390. The Shoestringers
  391. The Shriekers
  392. The Shrike
  393. The Silent Numbers
  394. The Slants
  395. The Stops
  396. The Strange Effects
  397. The Streakin’ Healys
  398. The Stubborn Lovers
  399. The Suicide Notes
  400. The Tanked
  401. The Taxpayers
  402. The Thermals
  403. The Thornes
  404. The Toads
  405. The Unit Breed
  406. The Upsidedown
  407. The Variants
  408. The Vernor Pantons
  409. The Von Howlers
  410. The Weaklings
  411. The Weeds
  412. The Weird Fangs
  413. The Wilder
  414. The Wild Jumps
  415. The Wobblies
  416. Thirty Ought Six
  417. Thrillhammer
  418. Thundering Asteroids!
  419. Tiger Touch
  420. Titty Babies
  421. Tough Guy
  422. Toxic Kid
  423. trick sensei
  424. Triple Lutz
  425. Trouble Cuts
  426. True Primitives
  427. Ural Thomas and the Pain
  428. Utility
  429. Vagabond Opera
  430. Vegetable Revival Project
  431. Velveteen Amoeba
  432. Volcanic Pinnacles
  433. Wave Sauce
  434. When We Met
  435. WILD DOGS
  436. Wilkinson Blades
  437. Wipers
  438. Witch Mountain
  439. Wolflaut
  440. Wooden Indian Burial Ground
  441. Xibling
  442. XMELT
  443. Y La Bamba
  444. Yuvees

If I didn’t play your band it’s probably because I couldn’t find anything online that was “clean” enough. My advice to bands who want to be played on college radio: make sure you have at least one song out there that does NOT have explicit lyrics. Also, make sure that you do mark your explicit songs as such. DJs will love you for that!

Auf wiedersehen!

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Mind is Mine
    Magick Gardens
  • The Peppermint Tree
    The Cool Whips
  • I’m Your Dad
    Nero’s Rome
  • You’ll Try
    The Sadists
  • Paso del Norte
    Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
  • Decline of Spaghetti Western Civilization
    One Drink and Other Lies
  • Burned Out on Burnside
    Velveteen Amoeba
  • Close My Eyes
    The Low 12
  • Fish Out of Water
    Libido Cornucopia
  • Summer Daze
    The Wilder
  • Your Hands My Pockets
    Team Dresch
  • Won’t be Erased
    The Variants
  • Past the Tower
    Dartgun and the Vignettes
  • Airwaves
    The Suicide Notes

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