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The Welfare State

The Welfare State

Pop / Rock / Post Punk Portland, OR  US


  • 2011

    Jul 31

    Portland, OR, US | 12:00pm

    30 Bands, 2 Stages, 2 Days, after party at Katie O'Briens Sat. night starting at 8:30pm. ALL AGES during the day!!!! <br><br> Sat. 7/30: The Vacillators, Wave Sauce, thebrotheregg, Crimson Dynamite, 8-Foot Tender, The Primitive Idols, The Pity Fucks, Cootie Platoon, The Warshers, DON'T, East Side Speed Machine, and Boo Frog. <br><br> Saturday night: Disciples of Rock and Roll 1st, Anxieties 2nd, The Food 3rd, Chemicals 4th and Dr. Stahl 5th. <br><br> Sun. 7/31: Burnside Heroes, Avenue Victor Hugo, Somerset Meadows, The Decliners, Flight 19, Bombs Away!, Dartgun and the Vignettes, 48 Thrills, The Welfare State, The Hot LZs, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, and Minty Rosa. <br><br>The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers will kick it all off at NOON.

  • 2011

    May 1

    Portland, OR, US | 8:00pm

    The Welfare State + Guest Free Show Early

  • 2011

    Jan 15

    Portland, OR, US | 9:00pm

    Lewi Longmire Band http://www.lewilongmire.com/ The Welfare State http://www.facebook.com/thewelfarestate The Tripwires (Seattle) http://www.myspace.com/thetripwires Saturday, January 15 2011 The White Eagle Cafe Hotel & Saloon http://www.mcmenamins.com/452-white-eagle-home 836 N Russell St PDX USA 9PM 21+ $6

  • 2010

    Nov 18

    Portland, OR, US | 9:00pm

    The Welfare State LIVE at The White Eagle http://www.mcmenamins.com/452-white-eagle-home 836 N Russell Street PDX With Special Guests The Satin Chaps http://www.myspace.com/thesatinchaps 9PM Free 21+

  • 2010

    Oct 31

    Portland, OR, US | 9:00pm

    Saturday October 30th at Slabtown Dress-up Halloween Party / PROWUS benefit Astro Zombies / Little Volcano / Flash Flood & The Dikes / Les Etrangers / The Countdown / Wolfman Fairies / Hawthorne / The Welfare State / Brownish Black / Pure Joy / Joel Kraft 9pm / 21+ / $5 These bands dressed as these bands: LITTLE VOLCANO as T-Rex http://www.myspace.com/littlevolcano FLASH FLOOD & THE DIKES as Lee Hazlewood http://www.myspace.com/flashfloodthedikes LES ETRANGERS as Yes http://www.myspace.com/lesetrangers THE COUNTDOWN as the White Stripes www.myspace.com/thecountdown WOLFMAN FAIRIES as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers http://www.myspace.com/thewolfmanfairies THE WELFARE STATE as the Go-Betweens http://www.facebook.com/thewelfarestate BROWNISH BLACK as CCR http://www.myspace.com/brownishblack JOEL KRAFT as Leonard Cohen http://www.myspace.com/joelkraft PURE JOY as the Small Faces HAWTHORNE as the Ramones ASTRO ZOMBIES as the Misfits All proceeds to benefit PROWUS, providing scholarships for kids to attend music programs such as the School of Rock, Ethos, Rock Camp for Girls, etc. Slabtown 1033 NW 16th Portland, OR www.myspace.com/slabtownbar



Label: Onan Records

Manager: Wilson Johns

Bio: Founded upon the remains of longtime Portland band Crack City Rockers, the Welfare State are a kind of localized supergroup featuring a variety of PDX scenesters in reverse. All 4 members have played (and continue to play) in any number of local acts ranging from Fernando to the Last Regiment Dru...See Full Bio

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Kenneth Coleman

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