Friday, July 30, 2010
"(Memorial is) a tight collection of harmony-laden folk tunes running just over half an hour and possessed of the kind of bittersweetness you're likely to experience on a cold, lonely fall day around sunset." Gapers Block
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
August lineup:Aug 5 - City Center / Selector Dub Narcotic
Aug 12 - Chain & The Gang / Selector Dub Narcotic
Aug 19 - the Hive Dwellers /Mahjongg
Aug 26 - Christmas / Selector Dub Narcotic
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The inaugural Portland Folk Festival releases the 2010 schedule - 4 days, 4 Portland neighborhoods, 60+ artists... $30!
The inaugural Portland Folk Festival releases its lineup of four days of wonderful music for just $30! The lineup continues to grow, with the addition of Kimya Dawson and Mirah & Thao performing an acoustic set together. The Portland Cello Project will collaborate with special guest musicians on a Woody Guthrie tribute set — including Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Dan Bern, Rebecca Gates, Amy Annelle and more. More updates will come throughout the weeks leading up to the festival.
The Portland Folk Festival will offer a rich and diverse sampling of music, art, craft, film, educational workshops and talks in handfuls of fantastic locations in Portland, Oregon August 19-22, 2010. Portland Folk Festival will be held over four days, with a different neighborhood focus each day. Music venues, pubs, galleries and interesting spaces throughout Downtown Portland, Alberta Arts District, Mississippi Avenue and Southeast Portland will host events through the day and night all weekend.
The Portland Folk Festival is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the world's folk and traditional music, and to the vibrant community, forward-thinking quality of life, and spectacular natural beauty of our treasured home of Portland. With one foot firmly rooted in preserving and celebrating the lessons of the past, and one in working toward a sustainable future, we are dedicated to the study, evolution, expression and celebration of the music of the people. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community of Portland to come together and discover a world of music that's happening in their own backyard.
Full-festival passes are available through our partners at buyolympia.com and gain the pass-holder entry to all Portland Folk Festival events throughout the weekend. Tickets for individual concerts will be available through each venue's online box office or at the door day of show.
Contact Nathan Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) concerning press inquiries for performers and event organizers.
THURSDAY AUGUST 19TH
1624 Northwest Glisan St., 503.223.4527
doors at 7:30pm, $14 advance / $16 day of show, 21+
8pm: Special screening of Roll on Columbia: Woody Guthrie and The Bonneville Power Administration
9:30pm: The Portland Cello Project hosts a tribute to Woody Guthrie with special guest collaborators Peter Yarrow, Dan Bern, Rebecca Gates, Amy Annelle & more
115 Northwest 5th Ave., 503.248.2900
doors at 8pm, $6, all-ages
8:30pm: Bear Feet
9:30pm: Sea of Bees
Ella St. Social Club
714 Southwest 20th Place, 503.227.0116
doors at 9pm, $5, 21+
9pm: Stag Hare
11pm: Brothers Young
Sisters of the Road Café
133 Northwest 6th Ave., 503.222.5694
doors at 5:30pm, FREE, all-ages
6pm: Dan Bern
6:45pm: The Taxpayers
7:30: Fast Rattlers
FRIDAY AUGUST 20TH
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St., 503.719.6055
doors at 7:30 pm, $14 advance / $16 day of show, 21+
8pm: Tragos Amargos feat. Luz Elena of Y La Bamba
8:45pm: Celso Machado
10pm: Natya Leela (Classical Indian Dance)
10:30pm: Vagabond Opera
2026 Northeast Alberta St., 503.473.8729
doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+
8:30pm: Anna Paul & the Bearded Lady
9:20pm: Yarn Owl
10:20pm: Fenbi International Superstars
Alberta St. Pub
1036 Northeast Alberta St., 503.284.7665
doors at 7pm, $6, 21+
7:30pm: special screening of Roll Out Cowboy
9pm: Jim Page
10pm: Kasey Anderson
11pm: Lewi Longmire & Annalisa Tornfelt
SATURDAY AUGUST 21ST
128 Northeast Russell St., 503.284.8686
doors at 7:30pm, $14 advance / $16 day of show, all-ages
9pm: Thomas Mapfumo
10pm: Kimya Dawson
3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.288.3895
doors at 8pm, $14, 21+
10:15: Dan Bern
11:15: Damien Jurado
836 N. Russell St., 503.335.8900
doors at 9pm, $6, 21+
9:30pm: The Lower 48
11:30pm: The Caleb Klauder Country Band
3552 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.288.3231
doors at 4pm, $XX, 21+
5pm: Tom Schraeder
6pm: Mike Fekete
7pm: Anne Weiss
8pm: Brian Cutean
9pm: Louis Ledford
10pm: Felix Hatfield, the Oz St. Fossil
** daytime shows **
Buy Olympia kids' stage (parking lot south of LAND)
3925 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.451.0689
doors at 3pm, FREE, all-ages
4pm: Dan Bern
5pm: Cardboard Songsters
6pm: Johnny and Jason
3925 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.451.0689
doors at 3pm, FREE, all-ages
storytelling & workshops - stay tuned for details!
Mississippi Studios' Bar Bar
3943 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.288.3895
doors at 3pm, FREE, 21+
4pm: Mary Flower
5pm: Earl White Band
6pm: Clampitt, Gaddis & Buck
Mississippi Ave. & Shaver St., behind Fresh Pot / next to MoxieRX
noon-8pm, FREE, all-ages
Curated by the Portland Field Recording Project
lineup TBA shortly!
SUNDAY AUGUST 22ND
6637 Milwaukie Ave., 503.890.0408
Portland Folk Festival local/organic cookout!
3pm, $10 includes local organic buffet (festival pass-holders pay just $5 for the buffet), 21+
4pm: very special guest TBA shortly
5pm: Raymond Byron and the White Freighter (formerly Castanets)
1001 Southeast Morrison St., 503.239.7639
doors at 8pm, $14, 21+
9pm: TBA soon!
10pm: TBA soon!
11pm: Thao and Mirah, mostly unplugged
830 East Burnside St., 503.231.9663
doors at 8pm, $8 advance, $10 day of show, 21+
10pm: Myshkin's Ruby Warblers
11pm: Loch Lomond
600 East Burnside St., 503.236.4536
doors at 6pm, FREE, 21+
7pm: Leonard Mynx
7:30pm: Ezza Rose
8pm: Future Historians
9pm: Lee Corey Oswald
2958 Northeast Glisan St. 503.232.1504
doors at 5pm, FREE, 21+
6-8pm: Freak Mountain Ramblers
9:30pm: Billy Kennedy & Tim Acott
10:30pm: Adam & Kris
** daytime show **
Doug Fir patio
830 East Burnside St., 503.231.9663
"Pickin' on Sundays"
3pm & 5pm: Adam Shearer of Weinland
4pm & 6pm: Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
"Two very different brothers from New Jersey making experimental pop/post-folk/noise-rock that’s both arty and organic. Better than pretentious trash-art/sound-collage masturbation but still genuinely ambitious, this shit is all over the place, at times electrified and at others barely audible (often within the same track). A lot of it manages to be immediately catchy, though, even if all of the pieces never fit neatly together, which is, I think, definitely on purpose. Missed their show last week in St. Pete; it would’ve been interesting to see how this stuff would translate live."
"Basia Bulat might be the flaxen-haired perpetuator of the auto harp, but she remains more Johanna Newsom than Indigo Girl. Soak up the sun at this free outdoor concert in Central Park."
"It’s an album of imagination, memory, interpersonal relationship and a slightly more mature view on the world since his last go-around – and, depending on how much time you’re willing to give it, it might just be one of the best Australian albums of the year."
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Darren Hanlon shares "All These Things" from his upcoming record, Ear Drums hails it as one of this year's best!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
2010 is the year of Archeology! On the successful heels of their debut album, Memorial, Archeology hits the road to bring their harmonious songs to the United States at large. In celebration, the band is offering up the third single ("Altar Song"). The song details the often overwhelming religious zeal the band has experienced when traveling the country and how it affects our nation's cultural climate.
07.06.10 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
07.14.10 - Eugene, OR @ Sam Bonds
07.15.10 - Sacramento, CA @ Club Retro
07.16.10 - Fresno, CA @ Kuppajoe
07.17.10 - San Jose, CA @ Nickel City Arcade
07.18.10 - Las Vegas, NV @ the Bunkhouse
07.21.10 - Torrey, UT @ the Patio
07.22.10 - Provo, UT @ Muse Music (all-ages)
07.23.10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ the Woodshed
07.24.10 - Denver, CO @ the Hi Dive
07.25.10 - Lincoln, NE @ Duffy's Tavern
07.27.10 - Kansas City, MO @ the Record Bar
07.28.10 - Springfield, MO @ the Outland Ballroom
07.29.10 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
07.30.10 - Chicago, IL @ the Cave
07.31.10 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's
08.01.10 - Youngstown, OH @ the Lemon Grove
08.03.10 - Cleveland, OH @ the Beachland Tavern
08.04.10 - Canton, OH @ Old Glory Studios (all-ages)
08.05.10 - Rochester, NY @ the Bug Jar
08.06.10 - Cambridge, MA @ the Loft
08.07.10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Coco66
08.08.10 - Richmond, VA @ the Triple
08.09.10 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
08.10.10 - Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage
08.11.10 - Charleston, SC @ The Tin Roof
08.12.10 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
08.13.10 - Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot
08.14.10 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
08.17.10 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement
08.18.10 - Fayetteville, AR @ Rogue Pizza
08.19.10 - Dallas, TX @ Bill's Records
08.20.10 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's
08.21.10 - Austin, TX @ The Parish
08.24.10 - El Paso, TX @ The Percolator
08.25.10 - Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
08.26.10 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room (all-agesO
08.27.10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
08.28.10 - San Diego, CA @ the Tin Can
08.29.10 - Ventura, CA @ the Epic
09.01.10 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ TBA
09.02.10 - Fresno, CA @ Tokyo Gardens
09.03.10 - Seattle, WA @ the Comet
09.04.10 - Portland, OR @ the Doug Fir
09.16.10 - San Francisco, CA @ the Depot at SFSU
09.18.10 - Davis, CA @ Sophia's Kitchen
09.22.10 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Northern Arizona University
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
New review of People Eating People's s/t debut is out now at CMJ!
Friday, July 9, 2010
"We debuted Sea of Bee's "Marmalade" in mp3 format last month, practically gushing over Julie Ann Bee's haunting Americana. July is all about the premiere of the video and a handful of New York live dates." Impose Magazine - Read more and watch the video!!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Inaugural Portland Folk Festival adds Damien Jurado, Peter Yarrow(of Peter, Paul & Mary) and a 4th night!
The Inaugural Portland Folk Festival announces the addition of a fourth night on August 19th! Also, the lineup has been rounded out with several wonderful additions: Damien Jurado, Peter Yarrow (of Peter Paul & Mary), the Brothers Young, Vagabond Opera, and a Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert that follows the screening of the 1941 documentary about Woody Guthrie titled Roll On Columbia. Also screening over the weekend will be the film Roll Out Cowboy which follows Sandman The Rappin' Cowboy around the country in the lead up to the 2008 elections. There are still many more performers being added to the lineup daily and tickets for the entire festival are now $30.
Preliminary Lineup (more to come):
Celso Machado · Loch Lomond · Thomas Mapfumo · Peter Yarrow · Dan Bern · Damien Jurado · Sea of Bees · Caleb Klauder Country Band · Mamadou · Vagabond Opera · Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert · Mary Flower · Jim Page · Bear Feet · Ezza Rose · Jackstraw · Future Historians · Earl White Band · Freak Mountain Ramblers · Myshkin’s Ruby Warblers · Winterhaven · Anne Weiss · Felix Hatfield, The Oz Street Fossil · Brian Cutean · Louis Ledford · Adam & Kris · Yarn Owl · Yoyodyne · Celilo · Lee Corey Oswald · Brothers Young · Petoskey · Stag Hare · The Lower 48 · Kid’s Performances by: Johnny and Jason · Cardboard Songsters · Dan Bern
Roll Out Cowboy - Documents the travels of Sandman the Rappin' Cowboy in the leadup to the election in 2008, traveling from red state to blue state and capturing the challenges he faces as a cowboy who raps.
Roll On Columbia - A documentary from 1941 that follows Woody Guthrie's trip with his family from Southern California to Portland, OR where the BPA paid him to write 26 songs in 30 days.
Thursday August 19 (Downtown) - Mission Theater, Sisters of the Road Café, Backspace, Ella Street Social Club
Friday August 20 (Alberta Arts District) - Alberta Rose, Alberta Street Pub, The Know
Saturday August 21 (Mississippi Historic Neighborhood & Russell Street) - Wonder Ballroom, White Eagle, Mississippi Studios, Mississippi Pizza, buyolympia/Land
Sunday August 22 (Southeast Portland) - Doug Fir, Rontoms, Laurelthirst Pub, Holocene
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
If you hop over to Spinner.com, you can listen to the new People Eating People album in its entirety, out this week from the Control Group!
'“Feels Like Forever” is where it’s at—freaky rock riffs, electro-acoustic sway, animalistic bleating, and a cloudy drum foundation. You’re gonna dance all right."
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Soft Tags, currently on tour, had time to stop by WFMU to record a live set early this week when they were NYC!