Henry Abel’s PDXchange Program, which brings Portland-based indie bands to the Tower Theatre, picked up some serious momentum last night when Abel announced his next three shows:
What a score for PDXchange. The Thermals and Blind Pilot — two very different bands — are the series’ biggest names yet. Blind Pilot will play the Tower just weeks after a slot at the gigantic Austin City Limits Festival in Texas, and a year after the brought some indie-pop flavor to the Sisters Folk Festival. And political punk-poppers The Thermals will play Bend the day after their new album, “Personal Life,” is released.
Plus … how cool is it gonna be to see The Thermals at the Tower Theatre!?
Not to mention, both Veirs and Weinland frontman Adam Shearer are brilliant songwriters and terrific performers.
Man, that is a solid lineup of shows. Kudos, Henry. Anyway, local openers will be added and sale dates for tickets will be announced, and you can be among the first to get that kind of information by signing up for PDXchange’s mailing list at the website.