Weekly Preview 4/22 – 4/28
Apr22

Weekly Preview 4/22 – 4/28

Well its Monday again. Anyone else out there feel like they’re waking up from a week-long music bender? Last week was fantastic and It may have a few of us feeling a little tired but the Portland music scene doesn’t stop for anyone ! Take a look at what tasty treats we have for this beautiful spring week.   Monday 4/22— Asher Fulero begins his WEEK LONG stay at Al’s Den. Tuesday 4/23— Radula will be funking it up at the Goodfoot.  Kaleb Klauder and Sammy Lind of Foghorn String Band will be picking at the Edgefield Winery. Wednesday 4/24— Shafty at The  Goodfoot Thursday 4/25— Grateful Dead Jam at Biddy McGraws Friday 4/26— Philly’s Phunkestra at Blue Monk, Simon Tucker at The Analog Cafe and Little Theater. Rennegade String Band, Melody Walker and Jacob Groupman at the Laurelthirst. Infected Mushroom at the Roseland. Saturday 4/27 Sugarcane StringBand at the Goodfoot. Garcia Birthday Band at the Laurelthirst.  Pigs on the Wing (Floyd Cover Band because why the fuck not)  at Dantes.     Cheers !  ...

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Shpongle/Beats Antique in Eugene on 06/22/13
Apr17

Shpongle/Beats Antique in Eugene on 06/22/13

Artist: Shpongle/Beats Antique Date: Saturday, June 22nd 2013 Time: 2:30pm Venue: Cuthbert Amphitheater City: Eugene , OR Address: 2300 Leo Harris Parkway Venue phone: 541-762-8099 Country: US Notes: Soulstice w/ Tjomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited and March Fourth Marching Band Add to Google Calendar | Download...

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Acoustic Magic: An Interview with MMW’s Billy Martin
Apr17

Acoustic Magic: An Interview with MMW’s Billy Martin

Interview by Kara Wilbeck Photo courtesy of Billy Martin This Thursday, April 18, Medeski Martin & Wood will be stopping at the Roseland Theater for a seated acoustic show. The acoustic tours are a special and rare thing for MMW, and will give the audience an entirely different experience than the electric shows. Since, we’re so excited for the show, Kara gave drummer Billy Martin a call to talk about the tour, MMW’s new acoustic live album, and some really cool side projects. ___________________________ Portland Metronome: Can you tell me a little bit about the new Medeski Martin and Wood album, Free Magic? Billy Martin: Free Magic is just a document of some of what we call our acoustic tour, which is really John [Medeski] playing acoustic pianos and other things that he likes to bring. Sometimes he’ll even play a flute or other instruments that make sound, or a melodica, which is something you blow into as you play the keys. But it’s acoustic on his end mostly, and then Chris [Wood] plays his usual upright and electric, I play drums and percussion. And the record is a compilation of about a week or two of touring years ago — I think it was ’07. It’s a compilation of all these special performances we did. It’s basically that. It’s what I call chamber music, meaning that we don’t use a lot of electronics, we’re playing the room like it’s a theater. Like classical or jazz, it’s more chamber-like. We rarely do an acoustic tour. We’ve only done a handful of them over the past 20-some-odd years. We’re going to do this acoustic tour on the West Coast, and that’s what it’s about. PM: Since you recorded this album so long ago, why did you decide to release it recently? BM: Two reasons. Really, it was time for us to think about releasing something that we owned and had recorded ourselves, and a live record sort of made sense. We felt like a live acoustic record is even more special because we don’t normally release a record like that. The second reason is because it gives us an opportunity to do an entire tour where we’re playing this instrumentation, this setup; to do this unique thing that we rarely do. They kind of go together. PM: Are you going to be playing a lot of songs that you played either on the new album or during the tour on which you recorded the album? BM: We’ll be doing some of them, but we always have new material that is combined with some of those things from the record. We have...

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Garcia Birthday Band in Portland on 04/20/13
Apr16

Garcia Birthday Band in Portland on 04/20/13


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Artist: Garcia Birthday Band Date: Saturday, April 20th 2013 Time: 9:30pm Venue: Laurelthirst Public House City: Portland , OR Address: 2958 NE Glisan St. Venue phone: 503-232-1504 Country: US Age restrictions: No Minors Add to Google Calendar | Download...

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Giraffe Dodgers in Portland on 05/02/13
Apr16

Giraffe Dodgers in Portland on 05/02/13


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Artist: Giraffe Dodgers Date: Thursday, May 2nd 2013 Time: 8:00pm Venue: Laurelthirst Public House City: Portland , OR Address: 2958 NE Glisan St. Venue phone: 503-232-1504 Country: US Age restrictions: No Minors Add to Google Calendar | Download...

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