Friday, July 30, 2010

Sea Of Bees set to headline the opening night of the Portland Folk Festival!

Wonderful interview with Archeology over at Gapers Block!!

"(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

Read the full interview!

Archeology is on tour all over the United States all summer long... don't miss out.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fuse TV flips for the wonderful new People Eating People video!

"Today we're watching "Rain Rain" from People Eating People. The details in this video are really what make it so great. From the tiny model piano (with each key drawn in) to the model bicycle, everything you see was made from things you could find around your own home! " Read the rest!

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 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 ( concerning press inquiries for performers and event organizers.


Mission Theater
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
10:30pm: Jackstraw

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
10pm: Petoskey
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


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

The Know
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


Wonder Ballroom
128 Northeast Russell St., 503.284.8686
doors at 7:30pm, $14 advance / $16 day of show, all-ages
8pm: Mamadou
9pm: Thomas Mapfumo
10pm: Kimya Dawson

Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.288.3895
doors at 8pm, $14, 21+
8:30: Duover
9:15: Dolorean
10:15: Dan Bern
11:15: Damien Jurado

White Eagle
836 N. Russell St., 503.335.8900
doors at 9pm, $6, 21+
9:30pm: The Lower 48
10:30pm: Yoyodyne
11:30pm: The Caleb Klauder Country Band

Mississippi Pizza
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

Lot 13
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!


The Woods
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

Doug Fir

830 East Burnside St., 503.231.9663

doors at 8pm, $8 advance, $10 day of show, 21+

9pm: MBilly

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

8:30pm: Winterhaven

9pm: Lee Corey Oswald

10pm: Celilo


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

FREE, 21+

"Pickin' on Sundays"

3pm & 5pm: Adam Shearer of Weinland

4pm & 6pm: Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

Creative Loafing gets into the sound of Sparta Philharmonic!

"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."

Village Voice recommends Basia Bulat in Central Park on August 1st!

"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."

Au calls Darron Hanlon's new album an early contender for album of the year

"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

Basia Bulat adds a ton of new dates!

Canada's Basia Bulat is set to have a busy few months! She's performing at the Central Park Summerstage with St. Vincent on August 1st, a trip to Europe including a show with Owen Pallett, a co-headlining East coast tour with The Acorn, a stop at the Austin City Limits Festival, a trip to Iceland and a Canadian tour with Josh Ritter are all set for the next few months. For a preview of what Basia is capable of in intimate settings, please watch this beautiful performance she filmed on the beach for What We See Is What You Get... that voice!

Click to listen to the lead single:
"Heart Of My Own"

See "Heart Of My Own" live at the Guest Apartment on
Baeble Music

Watch another wonderful, intimate performance in France: HibOO d'live: Paris with Basia

Press photos, links, bio and more: Basia Bulat

Tour Dates:
07.23.10 - 07.25.10 - Guelph, ON @ the Hillside Festival

08.01.10 - Manhattan, NY @ Central Park Summerstage w/ St. Vincent & TuneYards
08.06.10 - 08.08.10 - Edmonton, AB @ the Edmonton Folk Festival
08.10.10 - Innsbruck, Austria @ Bierstindl
08.11.10 - Vienna, Austria @ Haus der Musik
08.12.10 - Oslo, Norway @ The Oya Festival!
08.13.10 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West
08.14.10 - Varberg, Sweden @ Majas Strand Cafe
08.18.10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

09.21.10 - Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear's Place #
09.23.10 - Manhattan, NY @ the Mercury Lounge #
09.24.10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield #
09.25.10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie #
09.26.10 - Washington, DC @ DC9 #
09.28.10 - Pontiac, MI @ the Pike Room #
09.29.10 - Cleveland, OH @ the Beachland Tavern #
09.30.10 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's #

10.02.10 - San Francisco, CA @ TBD
10.04.10 - La Jolla, CA @ the Loft
10.07.10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Old Style Guitar Shop
10.09.10 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Fesival
10.15.10 - 10.17.10 Reyjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
10.22.10 - Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
10.25.10 - Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall ^
10.28.10 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Center ^
10.29.10 - Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre ^
10.30.10 - Edmonton, AB @ MacDougall United Church ^

11.01.10 - Calgary, AB @ Knox United Church ^
11.02.10 - Nelson, BC @ The Hume Hotel ^
11.04.10 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ^

! with Owen Pallett
# with The Acorn
& with Halifax Symphony Orchestra
^ with Josh Ritter

Darren Hanlon shares "All These Things" from his upcoming record, Ear Drums hails it as one of this year's best!

Ear Drums is falling head over heels for Darren Hanlon's new album, I Will Love You At All, and we can't blame them. It's out on September 21st via Yep Roc Records. The songs on the record are catchy, beautiful and starkly honest. If you've not heard it yet, please do get in touch! Read more about what Ear Drums had to say...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Archeology tour kicks off today, check out their new single: "Altar Song"

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.

Download and share the mp3 of "Altar Song"
Watch the video for "White Walls"

Tour Dates:

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

Friday, July 9, 2010

Impose Debuts the video for "Marmalade" from Sea Of Bees!!

"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.

Participating Venues:

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

Basia Bulat stuns us with a brand new live video!

Basia Bulat set out to the Toronto beach earlier this summer with the crew from What We See Is What You Get and they captured two songs from her, not to pick favorites but you absolutely must watch the video through until the second song! They find a beach hut for her to sing in with the most incredible reverb and her voice is flat-out stunning on that take of "Gold Rush"!

Catch her performance at the Central Park Summerstage in NYC on August 1st with St. Vincent!

People Eating People debuts the music video for "Rain Rain"

One song, "Rain Rain", has particularly captured many hearts and Nouela holed up at home and set to making a fantastic video for it. Armed with construction paper and a cheap camera, she proves that she's more than a nimble pianist with an amazing voice. The folks at Three Imaginary Girls are insanely excited to premier the new video today!

You can also preview her new album in it's entirety all week at!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Loch Lomond is the spokesband for the City of Portland's new Listen Local program, wherein folks calling the city hear local bands as hold music instead of farmed-out Muzak. Check out Mayor Sam Adams and Loch Lomond in this amazing ad!

Listen Local with Loch Lomond from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo. is streaming the brand new People Eating People album all week!

If you hop over to, you can listen to the new People Eating People album in its entirety, out this week from the Control Group!

RCRD LBL gives away the newest Holy Hail track!!

'“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

The Lights announce dates with Oneida and live footage of "Buttons Vs Boulders"

08.19.10 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
08.20.10 - Missoula, MT @ Total Fest
08.21.10 - Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater Backstage
08.22.10 - OPEN (need them to play your party?)
08.23.10 - Portland, OR @ Berbatti's
08.24.10 - Arcata, CA @ The Depot @ Humboldt State U.
08.25.10 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
08.26.10 - Santa Cruz, CA @ TBA
08.27.10 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
08.28.10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland

Sea Of Bees hits NYC this weekend!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Soft Tags live on WFMU on the Evan "Funk" Davis Show!

Soft Tags, currently on tour, had time to stop by WFMU to record a live set early this week when they were NYC!