The Arrogant Bastards set Portland on Fire.

The “Arrogant Bastards” is a Blues, Funk, and Rock-n-Roll band based in Portland Oregon.

Founded in early 2017 from a desire to create and perform music that is raw, exciting, and entertaining, the Bastards’ music is primarily blues based intertwined with elements of Funk and Rock-n-Roll. But they’re not your typical local Blues band — they like their music heavy and dynamic! They write their original songs with plenty of catchy hooks and a splash of innuendo. They also perform renditions of various songs from artists such as Tab Benoit, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Albert King, Hound Dog Taylor, Govt. Mule, and Jimi Hendrix. The self-proclaimed “Bad Boys of Portland Blues” are an aggressive group of musicians with backgrounds as diverse as the songs they play.

It started with Paul moving to Portland a few years ago and wanting to start performing live again. James had been playing a couple of years with a group after a long hiatus and had come across Paul’s contact info...A year later though, Paul contacted a bass player whom James had giving his info to, and she gave Paul James’s contact info.  They soon started rehearsals. Two lead guitar players and three bass players later, they connected with John and Mike and everything clicked...

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The Arrogant Bastards

2 Day’s Events

  • March 19, 2018 – Kevin Selfe And The Portland Blues All Stars
    7:00 pm, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • March 19, 2018 – Bayou Boyz
    7:30 pm, Mekong Bistro
  • March 19, 2018 – Joanne Shaw Taylor
    8:00 pm, Aladdin Theater
  • March 19, 2018 – Lloyd Jones
    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • March 20, 2018 – Big Yellow Taxi Acoustic Jam
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • March 20, 2018 – Kivett Bednar Jam
    7:00 pm, Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill
  • March 20, 2018The Ben Rice Colossal Organ Trio - No Cover
    7:00 pm, Catfish Lou’s
  • March 21, 2018 – Doug Rowell's Flying Guitar Circus with Guests
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • March 21, 2018Patsy Cline Night w Julie Amici
    7:00 pm, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • March 21, 2018 – Soul Cookin
    8:30 pm, Spirits Pub
  • March 21, 2018Robbie Laws - Blue Wednesdays
    9:00 pm, Catfish Lou's

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