What is MarchFourth?

It’s a band. It’s a Portland phenomenon. It’s a date.

By Anne Adams March 3, 2011

NOTE: MarchFourth will play two shows on MARCH 4, at 6 and 9pm. No show on March 5—unless you count the time after the Crystal clock strikes midnight.

Not content to merely throw down excellent samba-inspired marching jams (and in the process create a musical subgenre) this band also sports elaborate steampunk style, performs stilt-walkin’ tricks and burlesque numbers, and has been known to arrive at gigs piled on top of a fire truck. All this and more make this Portland institution a true original, and one of our town’s most compelling must-sees. If you’ve ever attended a MarchFourth show, you already know; and if you haven’t, you probably should. Tomorrow (uncoincidentally, March fourth) the band will celebrate its 8-year birthday at the Crystal Ballroom. Put “see MarchFourth live” on your metaphorical Portland punch-card.

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