Photos: The Scrapes + Ryan Whelan in a living room

House shows are the best. The Scrapes @ Jake's - photo by Bryan Bruchman

Even with a broken leg, the Scrapes brought the dance party to a post-Valentines/DoorYard benefit living room show in Portland on Sunday night. It was actually the quietest dance party I’ve ever been to, and a lot of fun.

Ryan Whelan @ Jake's - photo by Bryan Bruchman

Before the Scrapes turned the joint into a shuffle and dance singalong party, Ryan Whelan played some “acoustic freak punk” (according to one Jake Lowry) tunes, getting the crowd all riled up, banging on guords, furniture, and body parts. Good times.