Red Fang CD Release @ Branx, April 30, 2011
Murder The Mountains is out, and I highly suggest snagging a copy and getting pumped to see Red Fang at their CD release show this Saturday night at Branx. Also playing this all ages show are Mongoloid Village, Lord Dying, and Drunk Ladies.
Have you ever heard J Mascis’ devotional song to Ammachi? Well this show is not where you will… however seeing him on his own following the release of Several Shades of Why is something you can now add to the list. Have you ever been able to hear after hearing him play? I haven’t. But he killed it on drums with Sweet Apple in January, and he’ll be killing it again at Dante‘s on April 30th. Also playing is Black Heart Procession.
From their beginning busking days, through three albums, and nearly constant touring, the Felice Brothers consistently produce excellent rowdy folk music. Their upcoming LP (out in May) Celebration, Florida brings surprising sounds, though stays with the same killer quality. Recorded in a high school gym, and featuring horns, 808s, heavy bass and bit of acid jazz, these new tracks are going to make this show at Mississippi Studios particularly interesting.
I just picked up a tire at the new and improved Community Cycling Center and I am so impressed by what they have done with the place. Same location, but the space feels bigger and more user friendly for customers and mechanics alike. Tonight they celebrate all their hard work with a shop warming party
tUnE-yArDs, Buke & Gass, White Hinterland @ Doug Fir, April 28, 2011
tUnE-yArDs rules my world. I would say they are a experimental jungle sandwich, layers of delicious wildness in each bite. Accompanied by additional power duos, Buke & Gass and White Hinterland at the Doug Fir.
Loose Hands Lunging is a new experimental, contemporary dance project that began as an inquiry into how the dancing body responds to and materializes change and loss. The dancing body is viewed as both storyteller and object, shifting in and out of psychic, emotional and architectural spaces. Interested in live composition, the performers are asked to explore strategies in composing the dance and music in the moment
“Circe Ward‘s paintings reflect upon the collective unconscious. By re-appropriating personal experiences, Ward creates visual work that presents how our minds sequentially file experiences while organizing data to produce meaning”
Come out and support this inspired organization and Portland’s music community at Make it Pop, a benefit for PDX Pop Now. Line-up includes Laura Veirs, Eric Early of Blitzen Trapper, Laura Gibson and more, and DJ sets by Jeremy Peterson of OPB Music.
It’s the official first Last Thursday of the year… and if you feel like taking a dip in the people watching extravaganza of Alberta, head out tonight. If you feel like looking at some really great work, hearing a visiting band, and drinking some brews and seeing some friends, stick close the 30th block and spend your time going back and forth between Ampersand and Together Gallery.
The Dill Pickle Club in collaboration with Publication Studio present PDX RE-PRINT, a series of four publications and free public lectures celebrating obscured and out-of-print books on Portland’s visual culture. The second publication in the series, Rubbings From The Rose City, was self published by Christopher Gossett in 1983 and documents Portland through one-of-a-kind handmade [...]