Usually, by the time a band has gotten to the level of notoriety (err, blog-buzz?) that Ducktails has (in the past week), the days of seeing them play in the basements, diy spaces, and at weird parties that their story undoubtedly tells tales of are long gone, and the experience you get as an audience is more along the lines of a standard rock show in a traditional venue. Luckily for Portland, timing worked out just right and we got to have Matt Mondanile (whose other band is the also buzzily busy Real Estate), aka Ducktails, at our little city’s own amazing diy/industrial/sorta-underground (but they have a blog now…) venue, the Apohadion. Last night’s show started out with locals HERBCRAFT (legends in the making, apparently, with some very familiar faces onboard) and then Big Troubles, who also served as Mondanile’s band for the evening.
Read on for more photos from all three bands.