Portland is a very popular place for musical artists to perform while they are on tour. The month of May has a fairly decent lineup that covers almost all of the bases from rap to indie; from eighties to the late nineties. There are concerts going on this month for almost all music lovers.
The first artist coming to Portland this upcoming month is The Neighbourhood. They will be performing at the Roseland Theater at 7 p.m. on May 7th. Their most well known song is Sweater Weather, which was released in 2013 from their first full length album, I Love You. They are an indie rock band that formed in Newbury, California. A couple days later a late nineties and early 2000’s artist will be gracing the stage. Aaron Carter is most known for his pop hit I want Candy which was released in 2000. He will be performing at the Hawthorne Theater on May 12th at 8 p.m.
Howie Day will also be performing that day at the Alberta Rose Theater at 7 p.m. He is most known for his 2003 hit, Collide, which peaked in popularity in 2014.
On May 17th, The Who will be performing at the Moda Center at 12 a.m. The Who are a popular band that started in 1964. They have broken up and gotten back together three times over the years. They were most popular in the seventies and eighties.
“They don’t really play for themselves. I watched them play live and they explained that they play based on the crowd. They don’t really play for themselves. They adapt to the generation. They just had their fifty year anniversary,” Kyle McCulloch ‘16.
At the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be performing on May 26th, at 8 p.m. The rap duo have been together since 2008; Macklemore writes the lyrics and Lewis creates the beats. Their popularity peaked in 2012 when they released their top hit Thrift Shop. They are also highly praised for their song Same Love.
Although tickets for most of these concerts are probably sold out, it is not impossible to acquire tickets. One would just need to be willing to pay a higher price.