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Out of Town 5/11 - 5/19: The Slants, The Raveonettes, Trampled by Turtles, 12th Annual UFO Festival

Heading out of town this weekend? Here are a few of our suggestions if you're looking for live music.

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wednesday 11

The Slants

Described as "Chinatown dance rock," The Slants have gained plenty of attention with their controversial name, but explain they are proud of who they are. The band came together over a shared love of The Faint, Depeche Mode and New Order which might make them seem like new-agey wusses... until you learn that The Slants have been banned from at least one Portland venue for breathing fire onstage. 9pm, Dour Fir Lounge.

thursday 12

The Raveonettes

"I think she looks like a nice vamp/ Looking for love in a trash can," the Danish duo The Raveonette's sing on their single "Love in a Trash Can." This catchy tune features harmonies from both members, Sune and Sharin, and has one of the greatest titles we've heard in a long time. Out of Town likes The Raveonette's because their music is simple, but features driving beats and both male and female vocals. 8pm, Wonder Ballroom.


friday 13

Trampled by Turtles

This Duluth, Minnesota-based indie-bluegrass band has not only a terrific band name, but also they have Redmond's very own Larry and His Flask opening for them on this leg of their tour. Trampled by Turtles plays high energy, fiddle-friendly bluegrass sure to have you on your feet. As you can imagine, LAHF's hillbilly jamboree should fit in just fine with the Turtles and it'll be one of your last chances to catch them in the Northwest before they take off on the Warped Tour. 9pm, Wonder Ballroom.

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friday 13 & saturday 14

12th Annual UFO Festival

The festival, now in its 12th year, originally began in order to honor the 1950 Trent UFO sighting in which two McMinnville residents witnessed and photographed a UFO. The festival explores the possibility of life beyond earth with a UFO film festival, UFO experts speaking, live music, a costume parade, kids activities, an alien pet costume contest and the alien costume ball. Hotel Oregon.

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