Best Bands In Portland Today: According to L.S.D

Although I do not like ranking systems due to their inability to express how difficult it is to choose favorites in any given art or entertainment. That said, here’s my choice for best bands in Portland, Oregon in my mind today and in recent years. (Subject to change as it has due to fried brain cells, awesome requests, and new finds). Ranks are based on my personal favorites, concert quality, future potential, album releases, and consistency. I apologize to any we have missed or left out or had to move down as we have a lot to choose from and new bands being created everyday.

THE SHIVAS

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The Prids

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Guantanamo Baywatch

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Black Fruit

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The English Language

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Kulululu

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Mini Blinds

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Lousy Bends (sadly leaving town)

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Psychomagic (sadly just broke up)

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Máscaras

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Starfucker AKA STRFKR

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The Woolen Men

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Moon Duo

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The Floating Room

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The Wild Body

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Danava

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Reptaliens

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Daydream Machine

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Nodding Tree Remedies

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Bryson Cone

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Lithics

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The Sellwoods

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The Tamed West

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King Black Acid

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Abronia

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Swamp Boys

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Pennymart

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Miss Rayon

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The Stoney Moaners

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Cambrian Explosion

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Savila

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Leading Psychics

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Mean Reds

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And And And

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Murderbait

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Pacific Latitudes

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Star Garbage

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Salo Panto

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Blackwater Holylight

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Skull Diver

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Onion The Man

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Plastic Weather

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Motrik

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The Hauer Things

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The Von Howlers

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Soft Kill

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The Reverberations

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Hollow Sidewalks

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Gold Casio

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Ritual Veil

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Somber

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Orchestra Pacifico Tropical

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Dark Swoon

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Souvenir Driver

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Tom Ghoulie

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Nouveauxfaux

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Shadowlands

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The Furies

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Sweeping Exits

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Soul Psych

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Honorable Mentions include Ural Thomas & the pain, Built To Spill, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Portugal The Man, & The Dandy Warhols who most need no further introduction to. Also hard to leave out The Upsidedown, Cat Hoch, Small Skies, Y La Bamba, Dreckig, Brown Calculus, Eyelids, Tribe Mars, Bitches of the Sun, Jumblehead, Dubious Move, Adebisi, New Not Normals, When We Met, Matt Hopper & the Roman Candles, Jane Deaux, Forty Feet Tall, Philistine Dream, Ghost Frog, Mobilities, SurfsDrugs, Sweet N’ Juicy, Cosmic Butter, New World Aviation Committee, Ender Raine, Hound The Wolves, The Quits, Disenchanter, Fools, The Havens, Head The Hive, Arlo Indigo, Butter, Amenta Abiota, Mouthbreather, Bitches in the Beehive, Mantis, Brizzleman, Photona, Mink Shoals, Cry Babe, Rilla, Weehawk, Martha Stax, Star Club, Ronnie Carrier and the Day Terrors, Quiet Life, Mustrd. , Rosebud, The Friskies, Beatrix Sky, & The Venturz along with many many more that will be added up top in due time.

 

PS: We also left out musicians and bands that have passed away or haven’t played in years.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Willow says:

    I’m glad you put Savila, I was blown away by them. I would add Cat Hoch, Y La Bamba, Sama Dams, summer Cannibals, the Ghost Ease, Genders. A number of amazing female artists you’re missing which would be represented. Portland’s music scene wouldn’t be what it is without them.

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    1. Cat Hoch will be added soon. Love Bryson Cone as well as y la Bamba and the ghost ease. Others all considering as well. It is hard to make a list and not leave out some greats. We certainly hope to represent our interests which have no basis in anything but the music. Some of our favorite bands are all women. La luz, Hinds, LA Witch, the coathangers just to name a few.

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  2. van.wildar says:

    Seen The Heavy Hustle yet?

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    1. I haven’t. WellW check em out. Thanks

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