For its closing party of SXSW 2013, Do512 invited the Heartless Bastards to perform an intimate set at the Scottish Rite Theater. This majestic venue is housed in a 19th century opera house in Austin, Texas. “Skin and Bone” comes from the band’s fourth full-length album, “Arrow,” released in 2012 on Partisan Records. Heartless Bastards is Erika Wennerstrom (vocals/guitar), Jesse Ebaugh (bass), Dave Colvin (drums), and Mark Nathan (guitar).
Jeff Crosby & Refugees are currently on the Mcmenamins Great North West Tour and will be playing at the Kennedy School tonight! It’s free and All Ages and goes from 7-10PM. Jeff is touring in support of his new EP, Silent Conversations which came out in March on Cosmo Sex School Records. Here is a little taster from Idaho’s finest:
Can’t wait for this show in June @ Roseland
The Broadway Bridge is turning 100 and we’re throwing a party!
Please join the PDX Bridge Festival on Sunday, April 21st from 1-5pm at The Game (Located at the Rose Quarter) to celebrate the Broadway Bridge’s 100th birthday.
This is a family friendly event with food, beverages, music, and lots of displays showcasing this beautiful bridge. Free parking will be provided at the Rose Garden arena.
We are a non-profit group, using this event to both celebrate the Broadway Bridge and to help fundraise for much-needed improvements on the bridge (This 100-year-old has definitely seen better days!)
We are so excited for you all to attend the Bridge Festival this year, but need YOUR help to make it happen!
If you wish to help us out at the event and volunteer, please write on our wall and we will get you connected with the people in charge.
This year, we are taking donations (http://bit.ly/16ykhNA) to help pay for the event. Since it is the 100th Anniversary of the Broadway Bridge, we are creating a birthday cake for it! We will add one candle on the cake per $10 you donate. We are aiming for 100 candles. For more details, read below:
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The Mt. Tabor Theater is becoming the Alhambra Theatre. Or, rather, it is becoming the Alhambra Theatre again.
When the venue opened its doors in 1913, it was a movie house called the Alhambra. It changed its name to the Mt. Tabor Theater along the way—this photo from 1980 shows its incarnation as a soft-porn theater—before becoming a music venue. Over the past 10 years or so, Mt. Tabor has switched ownership and management a few times, including stints as Sabala’s and the Mt. Tabor Legacy. Now the current owners are giving it an overhaul, evoking the theater’s original incarnation.
Mt. Tabor/Alhambra director of advertising Chase Varga tells us, “We are renovating the theater in phases starting with the entryway, hallway and bathrooms. In phase one, small touches will also be done to the Lounge and Concert Hall while awaiting phase two, which will be a full remodel of both rooms. We are striving to bring the theater back to its original glory in decor, technology, hospitality, and entertainment. Through extensive digging we have found photos of the old theater and have been pulling everything we can to rebuild what time took away.”
The change won’t affect the upcoming Bridgetown Comedy Festival in April, but the grand reopening of the Alhambra will be celebrated with a five-day-long May Day Music Festival, with an impressive lineup of talent. Here’s the bill, with additional acts to be announced:
Wed May 1—Red Fang
Thurs May 2—Eleven Magazine/Deli Magazine FREE showcase featuring:Glassbones, Catherine Feeny, Sama Dams, Pheasant, Summer Cannibals, Jolliff
Fri May 3—Black Prairie, Hook and Anchor
Sat May 4—Y La Bamba, the Lower 48
Sun May 5—Sage Francis, Prolyphic
Tickets for the May Day Music Festival go on sale tomorrow through the venue’s new website (now live). Apart from the May 2 show which is free, all days are $15-20, and a full festival pass is $50.
Blitzen Trapper are marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album by reissuing a deluxe version for Record Store Day. The new reissue includes five bonus tracks culled from the recording sessions for Blitzen Trapper, and one them, “On a Tuesday,” is streaming exclusively at RollingStone.com. The song meanders through silky organ licks and languid percussion, with frontman Eric Earley letting his words flow effortlessly over the dawdling track.
“This was a one-off we tracked in the garage. I think the Shuggie [Otis] remaster had just come out and I wanted that sweet Rhodes soul coming through,” Earley tells Rolling Stone. “Not sure I recall what the song’s even about – something sad, that’s for sure.”
The deluxe reissue of Blitzen Trapper will be released on April 20th. The album will be available as a special vinyl edition of 1,000 copies, and 200 of the records will be pressed on clear vinyl. Blitzen Trapper will also head out for a short tour starting May 20th at the Badlander in Missoula, Montana, and wrapping up May 31st at the Doug Fir Lounge in their hometown of Portland, Oregon.
Official video for “Miss Her When I’m Gone” from the album “Before We Turn to Dust” by Sean Hayes