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Upcoming Shows at Backspace

Backspace is an active music venue featuring a wide variety of musical style, you can catch all sorts of different acts here seven days a week. Check out our up to date calendar below to view our upcoming events.

BUY TICKETS HERE:

 booking inquiries: events@backspace.bz

 Please visit our friends at Cravedog and ask them about the Backspace Discount!

Attention Bands: Looking for rehearsal space?  Bongo Fury is the place!

June 15





Saturday, June 15. 8pm. $6.00

The BEST OF ARYA show! with
The Estranged
Your Rival
Holiday Friends
Awkward Energy


We raise a toast on this night to Mr. Arya Imig, for his years of service to the Backspace community.
Come join us in saying ttfn to Arya as he moves on to bigger projects.

Arya's favorite local bands will play, and shenanigans will unfold.

June 16





Sunday, June 16. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

June 17





Monday, June 17. 7pm. FREE!

DORKBOT!


Dorkbot is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad umbrella of electronic art. The dorkbot motto is "people doing strange things with electricity".

Started by Douglas Repetto at the Columbia University Computer Music Center in 2000, dorkbot has spread around the world, with over sixty chapters either planning or actively holding meetings.


June 18





Tuesday, June 18. 7:30pm. $12.00

Kingbanana Presents... The Front Bottoms
Weatherbox
Lee Corey Oswald


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June 19





Wednesday, June 19. 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm). $10.00

Take Warning Presents... Koji
Turnover
Ivy League
Have Mercy
The Sky Above and Earth Below *TOUR KICKOFF*
Southtowne Lanes


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June 20





Thursday, June 20. 7:30pm. $5.00

Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra
featuring The Funk n Groove Workshop Band
and The Chris Baum Project

June 21





Friday, June 21. 8:30pm. $8.00

Take Warning Presents... The Gallery
Dylan Jakobsen
Foreign Talks
The Toy Gun Conspiracy


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June 22





Saturday, June 22. 7:30pm. $12.00

Kingbanana Presents Geoff Rickly (of Thursday)
+ Vinnie Caruana (of The Movie Life) and guests
His Name Shall Breathe


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June 23





Sunday, June 23. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

June 24





Monday, June 24. 7pm. FREE!

Fiction and Poetry Reading from Portland's FOUL WEATHER WRITERS GROUP


Fiction and poetry reading from Portland's Foul Weather Writers group: Zach Ellis, Jo Ann Hongslo, Matthew Robinson, Edie Rylander, Courtney Sherwood, Davis Slater, and Valerie Wagner.

June 25





Tuesday, June 25. 7:30pm. FREE!

Book Reading! Vanessa Veselka and musical guests


A night of reading and music featuring: Kate Bernheimer, Jessica Kelso, Dan DeWeese, and Vanessa Veselka with music by Stefan Jecusco and some mysterious others.

June 26





Wednesday, June 26. 9pm. $5.00

Oligopolist Showcase! With Italics
Studenets
Taylor M.
Telephobia

June 27





Thursday, June 27. 8:30pm. $7.00

Defiance Ohio
Naam Sain
Strangeweather

June 28





Friday, June 28. 9pm. $7.00

Fringe Class Album Release! with
Rare Monk
Ninja Turtle Ninja Tiger
Koruscant Weekend


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June 29





Saturday, June 29. 7pm. $12.00

King Banana Presents Hail The Sun
The Speed Of Sound In Seawater
Stolas
For The Life Of Me
She Preaches Mayhem
Kaia


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June 30





Sunday, June 30. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

July 1





Monday, July 1. 7pm. FREE!

DORKBOT!


Dorkbot is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad umbrella of electronic art. The dorkbot motto is "people doing strange things with electricity".

Started by Douglas Repetto at the Columbia University Computer Music Center in 2000, dorkbot has spread around the world, with over sixty chapters either planning or actively holding meetings.


July 7





Sunday, July 7. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

July 12





Friday, July 12. 9pm. $6.00

Indie Gamer Freaks & Pulsewavers Unite! Mechlo
boaconstructor
G Diffuser
Turtlesaur

July 13





Saturday, July 13. 7pm. $10.00

Take Warning Presents... Mixtapes
You Blew It
Light Years
Duck Little Brother Duck + guests
Toxic Kid Album release

July 14





Sunday, July 14. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

July 15





Monday, July 15. 7pm. FREE!

DORKBOT!


Dorkbot is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad umbrella of electronic art. The dorkbot motto is "people doing strange things with electricity".

Started by Douglas Repetto at the Columbia University Computer Music Center in 2000, dorkbot has spread around the world, with over sixty chapters either planning or actively holding meetings.


July 18 New Event!





Thursday, July 18. 7:30pm. $6.00

Walter & The Conquerer
The Toy Gun Conspiracy
Foreign Talks
Still Region

July 19





Friday, July 19. 9pm. $10.00

King Banana Presents... Joyce Manor
Merry Christmas + guests


Tickets $8 in advance at Ticketfly.com

July 21





Sunday, July 21. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

July 23





Tuesday, July 23. 7pm. $12.00

Kingbanana Presents... Holy Grail
Anti-Mortem
Spellcaster
Terraclipse
Kong At The Gates


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July 26 New Event!





Friday, July 26. 8:30pm. $8.00

Take Warning Presents... Dresses


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July 27





Saturday, July 27. $8.00

Take Warning Presents... From Indian Lakes
Tallhart
Makeshift Prodigy


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July 28





Sunday, July 28. 2pm. $15.00

Take Warning Presents... Alex Goot *MATINEE*
with Sam Tsui feat. Kurt Hugo Schneider
Luke Conrad & Landon Austin
King The Kid
The Toy Gun Conspiracy


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July 28





Sunday, July 28. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

July 29





Monday, July 29. 7pm. FREE!

DORKBOT!


Dorkbot is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad umbrella of electronic art. The dorkbot motto is "people doing strange things with electricity".

Started by Douglas Repetto at the Columbia University Computer Music Center in 2000, dorkbot has spread around the world, with over sixty chapters either planning or actively holding meetings.


July 30





Tuesday, July 30. 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm). $13.00

KIngbanana Presents... Mike Stud
Kurt
DJ MTK and guests


$11 Advanced Tickets at TicketFly.com
$35 VIP Package

August 2





Friday, August 2. 8pm. $10.00

Kingbanana Presents... Masked Intruder
Sundowner (Chris Mccaughan Of The Lawrence Arms)
Elway
Sam Russo
Absent Minds


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August 3 New Event!





Saturday, August 3.

Take Warning Presents... The Dangerous Summer
Tommy & The High Pilots
Rare Monk
Breaking Laces


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August 4





Sunday, August 4. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

August 11





Sunday, August 11. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

August 12





Monday, August 12. 7pm. FREE!

DORKBOT!


Dorkbot is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad umbrella of electronic art. The dorkbot motto is "people doing strange things with electricity".

Started by Douglas Repetto at the Columbia University Computer Music Center in 2000, dorkbot has spread around the world, with over sixty chapters either planning or actively holding meetings.


August 15





Thursday, August 15. 7:30pm. $8.00

Take Warning Presents... Dan Vapid & The Cheats
Mean Jeans
The Piniellas
The Bloodtypes
Faster Houscat


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August 18





Sunday, August 18. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

August 21 New Event!





Wednesday, August 21. 7:30pm. $14.00

KIngbanana Presents... No Age
Sun Foot
Devin Gary & Ross


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August 24





Saturday, August 24. 7:30pm. $10.00

King Banana Presents... Banner Pilot
48 Thrills
Three Round Burst
No More Parachutes


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August 25





Sunday, August 25. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

August 26 New Event!





Monday, August 26. 7:30pm. $12.00

Kingbanana Presents... O' Brother
Native
Daylight


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September 1





Sunday, September 1. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

September 8





Sunday, September 8. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30

September 9





Monday, September 9. 7pm. FREE!

DORKBOT!


Dorkbot is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad umbrella of electronic art. The dorkbot motto is "people doing strange things with electricity".

Started by Douglas Repetto at the Columbia University Computer Music Center in 2000, dorkbot has spread around the world, with over sixty chapters either planning or actively holding meetings.


September 15





Sunday, September 15. 7:30pm. $5.00

PORTLAND POETRY SLAM


Portland's most punk rawk literary show extravaganza pitting 8 poets against each other for the chance to represent PDX poetry to it's finest.
all ages


$5 suggested donation
sign up @ 7:30