EXPIRED – 24-Hour Giveaway: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at the Crystal Ballroom, 2/15
Feb13

EXPIRED – 24-Hour Giveaway: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at the Crystal Ballroom, 2/15

Win a ticket to Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on 2/15!! Your Entries 0 Total Entries 19 Days Left Ended We have two single tickets to Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at the Crystal Ballroom this Saturday, Feb. 15, and we want to give them away to YOU! That's right, that means we will be picking TWO winners, who will each receive a ticket to Saturday's show. This is a 24- hour contest, and we will notify the winners via email on Friday, Feb. 14 !! It is absolutely FREE to enter this giveaway! All you have to do is complete ALL 3 of these steps: 1. “LIKE” Portland Metronome on Facebook. 2. SHARE this giveaway on your Facebook wall. 3. Click the giveaway link, scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your email, and complete your entry! ** We will NEVER give your email address to anyone EVER! We also will not use your email for anything other than letting you know if you won this contest. Pinky swear.** This contest expired. Powered by...

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Jerry Douglas in Portland on 03/30/14
Feb10

Jerry Douglas in Portland on 03/30/14

Artist: Jerry Douglas Date: Sunday, March 30th 2014 Time: 7:00pm Venue: Aladdin Theater City: Portland , OR Address: 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Venue phone: 503-234-9694 Country: US Admission: $25 Age restrictions: No Minors Notes: Minors under 21 allowed with parent or legal guardian. Add to Google Calendar | Download...

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Review: The Wood Brothers’ “The Muse”
Feb05

Review: The Wood Brothers’ “The Muse”

Review by Rich Messmer Images courtesy of The Wood Brothers Folk music is back, haven’t ya heard? Of course you have. After a decades-long stint in the margins of popular music, the genres of folk-rock and Americana has cycled their way back into the mainstream at a level perhaps greater than that of Bob Dylan’s sixties. For those who never left the program- this tidal wave of a resurgence has swept in plenty of “Uh oh” along with the “Ohhh yeah.” For a moment, top radio hits from the likes of the Lumineers and Mumford and Sons were some of the most surprising sounds that FM radio has had to offer since Nirvana flipped the script in the early nineties. However, along with this renewed wave of popularity has come an incessant and incestuous parade of watered down, commercially-driven releases. It’s an unfortunate, yet inescapable, result of the growing popularity of the genre.  That being said, when you hear that three chord, clap driven, candy-pop harmonized “folk” song for the fifth time in as many hours today, instead of grabbing your ear-plugs grab a copy of The Wood Brothers‘ latest album, “The Muse,” and remind yourself that the “real deal” is still out there, probably right where you left it, working its magic a little left of center stage. If I had to write a synopsis of “The Muse” (or any of the Wood Brothers previous albums for that matter) in 140 characters or less it would be something like, “Great folk-rock band makes another great folk-rock record,” because in its simplest form, that’s really what it is. From top to bottom the songs are catchy and delivered with excellent musicianship. The lead vocals are intoxicating, the harmonies are smartly placed and the lyrics paint vivid stories wrought with soul. However, there is so much more beyond the obvious that makes “The Muse” a great record and The Wood Brothers a great band. From the beginning, The Wood Brothers have had a distinct sound of their own. They are a group formed by two brothers that come from very different musical backgrounds- and it shows. They write traditional music, but rarely without a few borrowed components from a swath of different genres. As a result, much of their work can sound both instantly familiar yet enticingly foreign at the same time, a brilliant contradiction that leaves the listener both content and insatiably intrigued at the end of each listen. However the genius in their unique sound doesn’t just rely on their ability to bring various influences to the table, but more importantly on the graceful subtlety in which they...

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Toubab Krewe in Portland on 03/21/14
Feb04

Toubab Krewe in Portland on 03/21/14


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Artist: Toubab Krewe Date: Friday, March 21st 2014 Time: 9:00pm Venue: Star Theater City: Portland , OR Address: 13 NW 6th Ave. Venue phone: 503-248-4700 Country: US Admission: $13 Age restrictions: No Minors Notes: with Mountain Standard Time Add to Google Calendar | Download...

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