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JFJO hates me. Placebo loves me.

8th Jul 09 (Wed) Leave a comment Go to comments

I’m either out of town, in town at another show, out of town at another show, or barricaded out of a show whenever Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey comes to town.  Anyway, JFJO is back in Eugene on 9/18, and I’ll be up at Sunny Day Real Estate in Portland.  Oh well, I guess I shouldn’t complain… JFJO comes through twice a year it seems… I’ll try again next time… :rolleyes:  Tour dates below…

The Michael Jackson “memorial” service was yesterday (even though he is not dead)… JFJO & Friends did their own takes on some MJ on NYE 2008 and posted them to their website last week.  You can download their live takes of “Billy Jean” and “Thriller” via the links (links from a recent JFJO email).  Vocally, the MJ cover tunes… are… um… are they drunk? Anyway… they’re free.

JFJO Summer/Fall 2009 tour:

  • Aug 8 | Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa, OK (ABOT Awards)
  • July 10 | The Lizard Lounge | Boston, MA
  • July 11 | The Lizard Lounge | Boston, MA
  • July 14 | The Iron Horse | Northampton, MA
  • July 17 | Downright Music & Arts | Collinsville, CT
  • July 18 | Joe’s Pub | New York, NY
  • Sept 2 | The Deli | Norman, OK
  • Sept 3 | Granada Theater | Dallas, TX
  • Sept 4 | The Parish | Austin, TX
  • Sept 5 | Arts Festival Oklahoma | Oklahoma City, OK
  • Sept 8 | Winston’s | San Diego, CA
  • Sept 9 | Catalina Jazz Club | Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept 10 | Kuumbwa Jazz Center | Santa Cruz, CA
  • Sept 11 | Cafe du Nord | San Francisco, CA
  • Sept 12 | TBA | Humboldt, CA
  • Sept 17 | The Dojo | Ashland, OR
  • Sept 18 | Jo Federigo’s | Eugene, OR
  • Sept 19 | Jimmy Mak’s | Portland, OR
  • Sept 20 | High Dive | Seattle, WA
  • Sept 25 | The Marquee | Tulsa, OK
  • Oct 22 | The Encore | Stevens Point, WI
  • Oct 23 | Cranky Pats | Neenah, WI


UPDATE (8/17): Placebo have canceled/postponed their North American tour due to Brian collapsing during a show in Japan.

Placebo is hitting Portland on their upcoming  tour in support of Battle for the Sun.  I shall be going.  I last saw them in Cleveland (it was a miserable drive from Cincinnati and back in the same night, but a great show nonetheless).  More Placebo 2009 dates as follows:

  • Sep 12th 2009 – Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
  • Sep 13th 2009 – The Show Box at Market, Seattle WA
  • Sep 14th 2009 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
  • Sep 16th 2009 – Murray Theatre, Murray UT
  • Sep 17th 2009 – House Of Blues, Las Vega NV
  • Sep 20th 2009 – Club Nokia Live, Los Angeles CA
  • Sep 21st 2009 – SOMA, San Diego CA
  • Sep 23rd 2009 – Gothic Theatre, Denver CO
  • Sep 25th 2009 – La Zona Rosa, Austin TX
  • Sep 26th 2009 – House Of Blues, Dallas TX
  • Sep 27th 2009 – Beaumont Club, Kansas City MO
  • Oct 2nd 2009 – House Of Blues, Chicago IL
  • Oct 3rd 2009 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
  • Oct 4th 2009 – Sonar, Baltimore MD
  • Oct 6th 2009 – Sound Academy, Toronto ON
  • Oct 7th 2009 – Metropolis, Montreal QU
  • Oct 10th 2009 – Northern Lights, Clifton Park NY
  • Oct 11th 2009 – Terminal 5, New York City NY

~Dan – np: DeliveranceCamelot-in-Smithereens

  1. 13th Jul 09 (Mon) at 3:32 pm

    this is really random, i know… but i googled “placebo portland” and your blog came up.
    i’m driving down with 2 friends to see the portland show (and then we’re hitting seattle the next night and coming home to the vancouver show on monday – we’re obsessed)
    …anyways, we’ve never been to portland before. any tips or suggestions for what to do/where to eat or where to stay?
    what’s this venue like? do you know how many people it holds?

    • 13th Jul 09 (Mon) at 4:11 pm

      Roseland is a big rock venue in downtown portland. It’s kind of in a sucky part of town (bunch of tramps & homeless); so don’t leave anything valuable in the car. I bet it holds 1,500 to 2,000 or so… I don’t know. It’s your basic rock, standy venue (no seats)… I’ve seen Mogwai and Opeth/Enslaved there. And now I’ve got a few more on the docket for there later this year (Alice in Chains, yay!).

      As far as what to eat, there are a lot of great restaurants. My faves close by: Blossoming Lotus (a vegan haven – http://www.blpdx.com/), Skinni Dip (a natural yogurt place on Burnside) and a rad doughnut shop – – Voodoo Donuts (http://www.voodoodoughnut.com/). They have two shops, one close-ish to the venue (and on in SE PDX). Honestly, I rarely eat anywhere other than Blossoming Lotus when I go up to Portland for shows. For a quirky coffee shop, if you have time, I’d recommend Rimsky Corsa Coffee in SE PDX. It’s fun… but not near the venue at all.

      When the time gets closer, email me and maybe we could meet before the show… I’ll be there. Tickets go on-sale this coming Friday, IIRC.

    • 17th Aug 09 (Mon) at 5:45 pm

      FYI… sucky news. I just got an email from TicketWest. Placebo has canceled their Portland date. It may be the whole tour, I don’t know – possibly due to Brian’s recent fainting at a show. All I know is that TicketsWest is refunding me my ticket price.

  2. 14th Jul 09 (Tue) at 7:05 am

    awesome! thanks so much.
    i forgot to say that one of my friends is a vegetarian, so blossoming lotus sounds perfect.
    the coffee shop sounds cool too… maybe a good place for breakfast the next day? or late night eats after the show?

    • 14th Jul 09 (Tue) at 9:43 am

      Yeah, I do know that Voodoo Donuts is open 24 hours. It’s a fun place.

      As far as the coffee shop, they’re really quirky. I don’t know about late eats… they may close at a “normal” time.

  3. John1206
    17th Jul 09 (Fri) at 12:14 pm

    Very nice site!

  4. 31st Jul 09 (Fri) at 9:46 am

    JFJO is in PDX the next night as part of MusicfestnNW – maybe you should stay up in PDX for the night….

    • 31st Jul 09 (Fri) at 1:03 pm

      Thanks, Eric!

      Damn! That week is kicking my ass… as I’m driving back and forth between Eugene and Portland all week. :)

      I’ll defintiely put JFJO @ MFNW down as a tentative. It’d be the 4th show in 4 days (and 7th in 10 days) if I swung it…



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