Friday, February 6, 2009

Weekend Happenings!

If you're in Portland this weekend and you dig Rock & Roll, there are two places you need to check out.  The first and foremost is Slabtown as it will be showcasing one of the city's finest Rock and Roll showcases, The Bender:

This year the line up is absolutely nuts.  The show is basically a showcase for Goner Records from Memphis, one of the best garage labels in the country, and is also hosting great bands from Siltbreeze and tons of excellent local acts. The real highlights are of course the headliners: Mudhoney (Duh), Pierced Arrows (Holy holy these guys are heros), and Jack Oblivion (Ex Oblivions member, his current work is pretty good garage/folk at times sounding like Johnny Thunders, Lou Reed, and every other good band from the early 70's. Great album from Memphis' finest, Goner). Hank IV, excellent straight forward rock with a slight punk leaning just put out an album on Siltbreeze (One of my fav labels) that is pretty bitchn'. Other bands I think are worth checking out are:King Louie, Harlan T. Bobo, Hairspray Blues, Ty Segall, and The Wires. I'm pretty jealous over here in the land without Rock & Roll, I hope you folks wind up checking out as much as you can.  You can get a wrist band for 28 bones and that'll get you in to all of the shows, that is if they are still available.  Or you can pay 12 dollars a night and risk having the show sell out, which I would be shocked if they didn't.  Another noteworthy detail is that the afternoon shows are going to be free.  On Saturday Ty Segall will be playing for free and on sunday The Wire will be going at san charge.

Next up, while you're in the neighborhood you need to check out my friend Erin's store on the Corner of NW 17th and Marshall.  Right now they are currently in sale mode:




If you're smart, you'll roll by on friday before the show and swoop some new threads, grab a free PBR, and then saunter over another block and scope the Rock & Roll in your new digs. I believe Fringe Vintage closes at 9 PM on Fridays, so don't miss it.  If you're not going to the show you should still check out the store anyhow.  Fringe also has a new Etsy presence, so you can check out the vintage threads on your modern day tech:  

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6790178

Their blog posting is on the side bar to your right.

If you happen to be in San Francisco then you should definitely check out my friend Matt Palladino's Art opening.  Pertinent info below:



Below are some of my favorite Palladino's


Tatiana the tiger in an internet porn situation


The People's Pastor. Jim Jones.


Don't stay in the Rose Garden.

Have a nice weekend folks!

1 comment:

karl said...

its Tatiana the tiger