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Check out these upcoming concerts: Portland's 94.7 December to Remember 2014



Music lovers, this holiday break will be a good one to spend in Portland. 94.7 KNRK, an alternative music radio station, is hosting their annual concert series aptly titled “December to Remember.”

The favored alternative and indie music radio station in Portland prides itself on playing an eclectic mix of popular alternative music from the past and present.

When arranging the December to Remember lineup, the main goal was to invite artists they would normally play on their station. The concert series receives high praise each year, and gives Portlanders a fairly inexpensive and entertaining substitution to the usual boredom that comes just before year-end festivities get into full swing. Last year, Lorde, Phoenix and Vampire Weekend performed, spreading some major holiday cheer.

This year, all of the December to Remember artists will play at the Crystal Ballroom. Located at 1332 W Burnside St., the historic venue is nearly just as enchanting as the performers inside of it. This year’s performers share a stage that the Grateful Dead, Tina Turner, Buffalo Springfield and Neil Young have all been on. As the musical legacy at the Crystal Ballroom continues, the December to Remember concert series is working to create its own.

The first concert of the series was on December 1 with J. Roddy Walston and the Business with Adventure Galley and Bike Thief. December 3 featured The War on Drugs. December 4 brought in the KONGOS and in the Valley Below. December 7 was Vance Joy with Holiday Friends. The majority of the concerts are sold out, but are available on sites like StubHub or Ticket Master. With the first week of December to Remember artists in the books, here are the rest of the concerts to look forward to (and a few to buy tickets for).

December 8: Cage The Elephant with Just Lions

7 p.m. doors // 8 p.m. show

The songs you’ve probably heard: Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked, Come A Little Closer.

December 9: Fitz and the Tantrums

7 p.m. doors // 8 p.m. show

The songs you’ve probably heard: Out Of My League, The Walker, Fools Gold.

December 10 – Spoon and Future Islands

7 p.m. doors // 8 p.m. show

The songs you’ve probably heard: The Underdog, Don’t You Evah,You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb.

December 11 – TV On The Radio with Natasha Kmeto

7 p.m. doors // 8 p.m. show

The songs you’ve probably heard: Wolf Like Me, Will Do, Staring At The Sun.

December 15 – Big Data with Hustle and Drone

7 p.m. doors // 8 p.m. show

Tickets are $20 presale, $20 at the door.

The songs you’ve probably heard:DangerousThe Business Of Emotion.

December 16 – Alt-J with Great Wilderness

7 p.m. doors // 8 p.m. show

The songs you’ve probably heard: Breezeblocks, Left Hand Free, Tessellate, Fitzpleasure.

December 17 – Phantogram with Wild Ones

7 p.m. doors // 8 p.m. show

The songs you’ve probably heard: When I’m Small, Mouthful Of Diamonds, Fall In Love.

Don’t worry- if you can’t make it to any of the concerts, 94.7 is doing a live stream.

May your holidays be merry, bright and full of great music.


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