The House of Sarcasm #30 – History of Portland

Written by on January 18, 2019

Young people performing at a Portland School of Rock event

There’s a cool fundraiser show happening tonight: School of Rock Portland & Prowus Present: History of Portland

So I decided to play some music from the bands whose music will be featured in the student performances.

Info from the event page:

School of Rock and PROWUS Present: History of Portland! A fundraiser for for youth music scholarships. School of Rock students will be performing music from some of the most influential Portland artists ever

This year’s History of Portland lineup will include songs from the following artists:
Dead Moon – The Decemberists – Elliott Smith – The Exploding Hearts – Hazel – The Kingsmen – Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Modest Mouse – Neo Boys – Poison Idea – Quarterflash – Red Fang – Team Dresch – Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Wipers – Quasi – Sleater-Kinney

Special guest appearances by John Moen from The Decemberists, Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney and Quasi, Pete Krebs from Hazel, John Sherman and Bryan Giles from Red Fang, Sam Henry from Wipers, Jerry A. from Poison Idea, & Toody Cole from Dead Moon! Proceeds go to for local youth music scholarships.


Here are some other local shows this weekend:

Nasalrod / Victims Family / Cliterati / The Social Stomach – Jan. 18 at High Water Mark Lounge

Gin & Tillyanna / Shootdang / Manx – Jan. 18 at Slim’s

Queer Variety Show – Jan. 19 at Hallowed Halls

The Decliners / Atomic Rust / Perfect Buzz – Jan. 19 at Lay Low Tavern

Dr. Amazon / Tribe of the Outcast / Lecherous – Jan. 19 at Hawthorne Hideaway

Thanks for listening!  Tune in next Friday at 11 am for more local music.

Please click the blue “Download” link below to download today’s show, or listen to the show here: on Mixcloud





  • Dead Moon Night
    Dead Moon
    Unknown Passage
  • Leslie Anne Levine
    The Decemberists
    Castaways and Cutouts
  • Roman Candle
    Elliott Smith
    Roman Candle
  • I’m a Pretender
    The Exploding Hearts
    Guitar Romantic
  • Comet
    Toreador of Love
  • New Orleans
    The Kingsmen
    The Best of the Kingsmen
  • Dragonfly Pie
    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
    Real Emotional Trash
  • Nothing To Fear
    Neo Boys
    Sooner or Later
  • Calling All Ghosts
    Poison Idea
    Calling All Ghosts - EP
  • Valerie
  • Sharks
    Red Fang
    Red Fang
  • Take On Me - Live
    Team Dresch
    Voices from the Siren Nation Vol. 2 - Live at the Wonder Ballroom
  • The Happy Prole
    Featuring 'Birds'
  • Better Off Dead
    The Wipers
    Best of the Wipers and Greg Sage

  • Show Notes & Show Blogs


    Reader's opinions

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Continue reading

    Skip to content