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* Favorite Vocal Albums of 2011 *

29th Dec 11 (Thu) 6 comments

I’ve been buying less music… or, at least a lot less mainstream (major label) music. This is also my fourth year now that I bought more instrumental CDs than vocal CDs. I think as I get older, I am drawn more towards jazz and other instrumental forms of expression. For that reason, the favorite vocal albums list goes first this go ’round. Hopefully my spilling out of music that I like finds interest with someone else. But if not, thanks for stopping by… check out the artists’ webpages, Facebox pages, yadda yadda yadda. A lot of these also made it on to my 2011 Mix CD (free streaming/download).

OK, now on to the best of what’s hit my ears this year…

Honorable Mentions: Iron & WineKiss Each Other Clean, Tres MtsThree Mountains, PomplamooseThe Album You Bought At Our Show (Thanks for That), MC FrontalotSolved and The RootsUndun.

BjörkBiophilia :: It started with an iPhone / iPad app… I was skeptical, but it turned out to be a really cool app and a really cool album.  I don’t think the actual music broke any new ground for Bjork, but her willingness to approach technology and manifest an album initially with a new format is what will keep her in the forefront for me.
Elysian FieldsLast Night on Earth :: Brooklyn-based sultry art rockers Elysian Fields don’t really tour outside of NYC often.  Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow find their way to Europe on occasion, but most U.S. fans only really have their studio albums to sate their musical desires.  This is their sixth full-length album in their near 16-year career.  Well crafted, well produced, lush vocals and folk meets dusky jazz.
BlackfieldWelcome to My DNA :: I was disappointed that I couldn’t make it out for this tour.  The album is good, albeit a little disjointed compared to their other two albums (probably due to Aviv Geffen doing more of the writing versus Steven Wilson who was busy with his solo album – see #9 below).  Nice orchestration and a solid offering from Blackfield.
Dream TheaterA Dramatic Turn of Events :: I almost didn’t buy this album.  I’m glad I did, but I’m still pretty pissed at the band for choosing to continue without founder/drummer Mike Portnoy after he expressed an interest in a short hiatus/breather.  They picked up a drummer I like (Mike Mangini, who i saw play with Extreme in 1995), but a BIG piece of what I loved about DT (after Kevin Moore left in 1994) was Mike Portnoy’s energy.  With his absence, I’m liking them less and less.  The album is good, but it’s way more bitter than sweet to me.
Foo FightersWasting Light :: Dave Grohl is a modern rock genius.  He rocks, he hooks, he continues to put out great music.
Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory OrchestraMTO Plays Sly :: A trumpet-led tribute to Sly and the Family Stone with guests vocalists.  This superb collection is less funk, but still quite enjoyable.  My favorite is the Antony-sung “Family Affair.”
Florence + the MachineCeremonials :: Soulful baroque-rock chanteuse won me over with their first album Lungs, even though I didn’t pick it up this year.  Her second album solidifies her as more than a fluke.  The album is dancey and dark.  Great for fans of Tori Amos & Kate Bush!
IncubusIf Not Now, When? :: Incubus took some time off so guitarist Mike Einziger could work on his degree at Harvard and singer Brandon Boyd could put out some art as well as his solo album.  They regrouped and put out an album that had a similar vibe to the ocean-groove Morning View.  They aren’t breaking new ground, but they still have a solid position in my ears.
The Jelly JamShall We Descend :: The supergroup of Ty Tabor (King’s X), John Myung (Dream Theater) and Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs) finally found some time to hit the studio!  The result is an excellent rock album…
ChevelleHats Off to the Bull :: Chevelle are a sleeper in my collection.  I almost write them off and then with each album, I think how stupid it’d be to write them off.  Great hard rock with a vocalist that reminds me of Maynard (Tool, etc).  I really need to see this band live – I’ve yet to have a the chance…
My Brightest Diamond & Murat EyubogluLetters to Distant Cities :: A short spoken word album, featuring the words of Mustafa Ziyalan.  Words spoken by Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), backing music by Murat Eyubolu, with two songs sandwiching the poetry – one by MBD and one by Clare & the Reasons.  A great arty piece.
 
Jason LudwigTanglings :: Jason Ludwig returns to the Cincinnati music scene after his 2010 band break up (Noctaluca) with two full-length albums (Tanglings and Lost in Love).  Tanglings is my favorite of the two, but they’re both quite excellent.  Well-produced, well-arranged, creative singer-songwriter that reminds me of a cross between the pop of Glen Hansard (of the Swell Season and the Frames) and the creative of Daniel Johns (of Silverchair). If you don’t like these albums, I’d be surprised.
Hotel LightsGirl Graffiti :: Darren Jesse was the drummer for Ben Folds Five, and wrote one of my absolute favorite songs for them – “Magic” from The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner.  He puts down the sticks and picks up the guitar and vocal duties for Hotel Lights.  This is HL’s 3rd album, and he continues to impress me with his versatile skills.  Poppy indie rock.
EisleyThe Valley :: The long gap between The Valley and their last album was trying for the band.  After many contract dispute with their former label (Warner), they were finally set free.  Many bands don’t make it out of contract disputes alive – it’s easier to break up sometimes.  Well, thankfully it’s difficult for Eisley to break-up, as they’d still see each other at holidays and family get-togethers (the band consists of 3 sisters, a brother, and a cousin).  The Valley picks up where 2007’s Combinations left off.  Alt-pop-rock goodness.  Vocal duties traded off between sisters Sherri & Stacy…
Tori AmosNight of the Hunters :: This was Tori’s first album on classical label Deutsche Grammophon.  I was skeptical at first, not because of the classical bent.  I knew she could handle that… I was skeptical due to the first artwork that looked plastic (which sadly stayed) and her last studio album was a lackluster (IMO) holiday album (blech).  Tori enlists her daughter Natashya on some vocals, and delivers one of my favorite Tori albums since 2002’s Scarlet’s Walk.
David BazanStrange Negotiations :: Continuing in his solo expressions after the official ceasing of Pedro the Lion, David Bazan manifests wit, a sharp tongue, and a questioning mind into his DIY-indie rock.  This year, he toured quite a bit, solo and with a band.  An album last year (Curse Your Branches), an album this year, and another on the way.  He’s slogging away, trekking all over the country, and making some great music on the way.
Steven WilsonGrace for Drowning :: Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson is a hard worker.  Whether he’s producing albums for others or making albums & touring with PT, Blackfield, No-Man, Storm Corrosion, or solo – he’s always busy each and every year.  This year brought his second solo album and a small tour.  The album is a bit more stripped down from his other projects.  It is reminiscent of Pink Floyd in spots – specifically this song “Home in Negative.”  He also rocks out a bit in the almost two hour double album… check out the video for “Track One” here (it’s a bit bleak then startling).  Gorgeous work.
WussyStrawberry :: Well, I was super happy when I found out that Wussy was putting out their fourth full-length studio album this year. They’re a fantastic rock quartet made up of Chuck Cleaver, Lisa Walker, Mark Messerly, and Joe Klug. They write catchy, poppy choruses and meld it perfectly with Midwest Americana-meets-indie-rock grit (or “Midwestern drone” as their press says).   Vocal duties are traded off with Chuck (of Ass Ponys) and Lisa (of Magic Words).
RadioheadThe King of Limbs :: I could probably put an “indie” icon next to Radiohead… I think technically they put TKOL out by themselves.  But they’re a huge superpower of a band.  I like this record, but I’ll admit that it’s still sinking in… I need to give it some more spins.  This album spawned a seven 7″ vinyl remix set.  The video for “Lotus Flower” also spawned a silly “Thom Yorke dancing” meme… one of my favorites being the tennis/fish and the “Single Ladies” editions.
Jeffrey FoucaultHorse Latitudes :: Jeffrey Foucault is a favorite Americana artist that I got turned on to by singer-songwriter/storyteller Peter Mulvey.  Jeffrey and Peter work together in the band Redbird (with David Goodrich and Jeffrey’s wife Kris Delmhorst).  I didn’t pick up Jeffrey’s albums until the past year and a half.  He’s definitely more on the cusp of country than I tend to traverse, but I dig his authenticity, poetic wit and charm.  He’s a delight on stage and a fantastic John Prine-esque songwriter for the new generation.
OpethHeritage :: Mikael Åkerfeldt hangs up the cookie monster vocals and “Swedish death metal” rattle and puts out a solid heavy metal album that is a tribute to his progressive metal ancestors.  I’ll admit, I miss the heavier side, but it’s still good to see Mikael evolve.
Over the RhineThe Long Surrender :: For those that don’t know Over the Rhine, they started out as a four piece in Cincinnati in 1989 and put out their “post-nuclear, pseudo-alternative, folk-tinged art-pop” indie debut ‘Til We Have Faces in 1991. After about a decade as a four-piece, Ric Hordinski (guitars) & Brian Kelley (drums) left.  Karin Bergquist (vocals) & Linford Detweiler (keys) carried on the Over the Rhine flame throughout the years… moving away from a rockier feel to a more folky-pop-Americana thing. What I like about Over the Rhine is they continually change and evolve into a different band with each album and each outing. I’ve seen them rock out, I’ve seen them jazz it up, I’ve seen them happy, I’ve seen them somber, I’ve seen them celebratory, and I’ve seen them tell stories that will make you laugh and cry.
dredgChuckles and Mr. Squeezy :: I love this band.  I hate the album title, but I love the band.  Modern progressive rock, tons of talent, thoughtful lyrics, none of that “prog wankery” that is generally detestable.  While it’s hard for them to follow-up the stunning The Pariah The Parrot The Delusion (from 2009), this new album does a hearty job of maintaining their quality rock standards.
My Brightest DiamondAll Things Will Unwind :: Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) took some time off since her last album – 2008′s A Thousand Shark’s Teeth.  She put out some stunning collaborations in the past three years (see #15 above) including her first kiddo; so the lapse in studio work was a-OK.  On this album, Shara teams up with NYC-based ensemble yMusic to create a lush backdrop for her gorgeous voice.  I can’t praise this album enough!
PusciferConditions of My Parole :: Tool / A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan makes wine and makes other music in his time off from Tool and APC.  I loved Puscifer’s debut and the subsequent EP, but this album tops it all.  It’s a brilliant record, recorded in one of his wine cellars with his friends – featuring backing vocals from Carina Round.  It’s self-released by Puscifer music with a small distribution partner (available in indie shops, primarily).  The tour this year was great (I caught Seattle), and I’m glad they’re heading out in the spring again (I’ll be at Portland).

Check out the 2011 Mix for some samples, click the Amazon buttons for other samples, and support the music if you like what you hear!

My Other Favorites of 2011 Recaps:

~Dan – np: Trent Reznor & Atticus RossThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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2011 anticipated albums

30th Dec 10 (Thu) Leave a comment

So, the year end recaps are in process (instrumental list maybe later today or Friday) … I needed something to fill the gap… here are some artists who are expecting to release new material in 2011 (some are carryovers from 2010’s anticipation), all of which I’m looking forward to…





Kevin Moore‘s Shine (digital out now, CDs en route), dredg has one due at the end of March, Over the Rhine‘s The Long Surrender, Earth‘s Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 (in February), Iron & Wine‘s Kiss Each Other Clean, Mogwai‘s Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will, Reptet‘s At the Cabin, My Brightest Diamond‘s as of yet untitled (she’s in the studio), a bunch of new stuff from John ZornDerek Webb‘s Democracy Vol 2 (10 cover songs for 2011), maybe the Secret Chiefs 3 will finally release Book of Souls (it’s their “Chinese Democracy”), Eisley‘s The Valley, Jelly Jam with Ty Tabor of King’s X/John Myung of Dream Theater/Rod Morgenstein of Dixie Dregs, Goddamn Electric Bill‘s Jazz, A.N.M. featuring Doug Pinnick of King’s X and Jimi Hazel of 24-7 Spyz, Ken Andrew and Co’s Digital Noise Academy (maybe), Silverchair are working on one (didn’t hit in 2010), Radiohead have put in studio time in 2010 (maybe something out by year’s end), Glen Phillips likely has a few in the hopper (RemoteTreeChildren #2?  new Toad?  new WPA?  new solo?), Opeth is in the studio, Steven Wilson with Mike Portnoy & Mikael Akerfeldt (of Opeth) too, Sufjan Stevens tribute album (due out in March), more chapters from Celldweller‘s Wish Upon a Blackstar, new tracks from Billy & Maynard’s A Perfect Circle, Mike Patton‘s electronic Fantômas or Peeping Tom #2, and… Ani DiFranco – I mean, it’s inevitable… right?  Well, not always, she totally missed 2010 (as of now, no studio albums out in 821 days / 257 since a live EP on Record Store Day 2010).

Plus many more great albums due out in 2011, I’m sure.

~Dan – np: Kevin SmithRed State of the Union (podcast)

Eisley – The Valley (due 3/1/11)

10th Dec 10 (Fri) Leave a comment

Texas rock family The DuPrees (aka Eisley) are finally free from the grasp of Warner… and their long-awaited third studio album finally has a name, cover art and release date.  Behold, The Valley

(out March 1, 2011)

Free download of “Ambulance” over at http://www.eisley.com/

~Dan – np: Dave Holland OctetPathways 

REVIEW: Eisley @ WOW Hall (Eugene, OR – 11/14/10)

15th Nov 10 (Mon) Leave a comment

 FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM

I got into Eisley after a Paste video sampler with the video for “Marvelous Things” (from their Warner debut).  It’s a well shot video… bright colors and mopey* looking kids singing excruciatingly hooky pop-rock (*-ah, the mid-2000s).  Little did I know that they were all related (sisters & a brother).  When the young DuPree kids started (as Moss Eisley) – Chauntelle was 15, Sherri was 13, Stacy was 8, and Weston was about 11 or 12.  They were later joined by Garron DuPree (their cousin) when their bassist Jonathan Wilson left.  Familial band make-up and young starting ages aside, they write great songs.  In fact, the familial slant probably helps with their songwriting.  It’s definitely in their genes.

I’ve been a fan of theirs since 2005, but they’re touring schedule has been elusive and just didn’t line up with my calendar.  So, five years in the making… my first Eisley show… the “Over the River and Through the Wood” Tour.  They just signed with Equal Vision Records, after a long battle to get let out of their Warner contract.  Their third studio album (which I think has been done for some time) will come out on Equal Vision in early 2011.

Christie DuPree was the first opener.  She was accompanied by Collin DuPree.  Let’s just assign that last name to everyone on stage last night (ok, not Ives the Band – but there were 7 DuPrees on stage at some point last night!!).  Christie went on around 8pm and played a nice handful of songs over the next 30 minutes.  She had a acoustic-pop, singer-songwriter vibe… and her voice was very Eisley-esque.  Of course, that’s not a shock, as she is their little sister.  I could see some maturity in the tunes, and I think shes got a solid songwriting base with plenty of room to grow and progress, too.  Definitely enjoyable!  She had a homemade EP for sale… and I imagine she’ll be on the road with Eisley in the near future, too.

Ives the Band went on around 8:45 and played a bit over a half hour as well.  They have been described as Beatles-esque.  That’s a tough description to match, and while I don’t think they hit that mark (again – tough to do), they had some nice hooks and melodies.  Great power pop from San Diego.  Their album, The Incredible Story of Mr. Birch, is out now.

Eisley hit the stage around 9:45 and started right into their set without much chit-chat.  Sherri & Stacy shared lead vocal duties last night, and even though Sherri was sick, she pulled off her songs quite well.  In fact, had she not mentioned it, I might not have noticed.

Of their 19 song set, my guess is Sherri covered 2/3 of the set’s lead vocal duties (too lazy to count it up – sorry!).  The 300-400 or so fans at the WOW Hall got treated by many favorites from their two albums, Room Noises and Combinations, as well as a couple of new songs…

Setlist: about 75 mins

  • The Valley
  • Invasion
  • Ten Cent Blues
  • Come Clean
  • Brightly Wound
  • Tree Tops
  • Marvelous Things
  • Go Away
  • Telescope Eyes [acoustic]
  • My Lovely [acoustic]
  • Kind [acoustic / new song]
  • Golly Sandra
  • Many Funerals
  • I Could Be There For You
  • Memories
  • I Wasn’t Prepared
  • Sad [new song]
  • Lost at Sea
  • Ambulance
    No Encore

Some of my favorites were the acoustic pieces, as well as the aforementioned “Marvelous Things.”  Great show, great band.  They’re going to be on the road again in the spring of 2011 when their new album comes out.  I’m glad they’ve added Eugene to their touring plans now and in the future.

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Check out more tour dates below.

~Dan – np: Over the Rhine – The Long Surrender

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Eisley Fall 2010 Tour Dates

  • 10/10/2010 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas Uptown (18+)
  • 10/12/2010 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall(16+)
  • 10/14/2010 – Gainsville, FL – 1982 Bar (All Ages)
  • 10/15/2010 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar (AA)
  • 10/16/2010 – Orlando, FL – The Social (AA)
  • 10/17/2010 – Tallahassee, FL (18+) – Club Downunder, FSU
  • 10/19/2010 – Atlanta, GA (AA) – The Loft
  • 10/20/2010 – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar (18+)
  • 10/21/2010 – NYC, NY – Gramercy Theater (16+)
  • 10/22/2010 – Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey (AA)
  • 10/23/2010 – Asbury, NJ – The Wonder Bar (AA)
  • 10/24/2010 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel (AA)
  • 10/25/2010 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar (AA)
  • 10/27/2010 – Boston, MA – The Red Room@Cafe 939 (AA)
  • 10/29/2010 – East Lansing, MI – Union Ballroom @ Michigan State (AA)
  • 10/31/2010 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
  • 11/1/2010 – Akron, OH – Musica (AA)
  • 11/2/2010 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
  • 11/3/2010 – Indianapolis, IN (AA) – Earth House
  • 11/4/2010 – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity Theater (18+)
  • 11/5/2010 – DesMoines, IA – The Vaudeville Mews (AA)
  • 11/7/2010 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom (AA)
  • 11/8/2010 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room (AA)
  • 11/9/2010 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater (16+)
  • 11/10/2010 – Salt Lake City, UT (AA) – In The Venue
  • 11/12/2010 – Boise, ID – The Venue (AA)
  • 11/13/2010 – Portland, OR – Wonderland Ballroom (AA)
  • 11/14/2010 – Eugene, OR (AA) – WOW Hall
  • 11/15/2010 – Seattle, WA (AA) – Chop Suey
  • 11/17/2010 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Slo Brewing Co (AA)
  • 11/18/2010 – San Francisco, CA (AA) – Swedish American Hall Acoustic
  • 11/19/2010 – San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage (AA)
  • 11/20/2010 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones (AA)
  • 11/21/2010 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre (AA)
  • 11/24/2010 – Austin, TX – The Parish (AA)
  • 11/26/2010 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio (AA)
  • 11/27/2010 – Dallas, TX – Palladium – The Loft (AA)

Eisley Tour Dates – Fall 2010

24th Sep 10 (Fri) Leave a comment

Well, as luck would have it (and it has for me since 2005), I will have to miss the Eisley touring machine due to anti-serendipity (I’ll be in Seattle for A Perfect Circle’s 3-day run).  Anyway, here are Eisley’s upcoming “Over the River and Through the Wood” tourdates with Ives the Band and Christie DuPree

October 2010
9 Lake Charles, LA AJs Bar and Grill
10 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s Uptown
12 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
14 Gainesville, FL 1982 Bar
15 Tampa, FL Crowbar
16 Orlando, FL The Social
17 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
19 Atlanta, GA The Loft
20 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
21 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
22 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey
23 Asbury Park, NJ The Wonder Bar
24 Washington, DC R Rock N Roll Hotel
25 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
27 Boston, MA The Red Room @ Cafe 939
29 East Lansing, MI Union Ballroom @ Michigan State Univ.
31 Detroit, MI Magic Stick

November 2010
1 Akron, OH Musica
2 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
3 Indianapolis, IN Earth House
4 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater
5 Des Moines, IA The Vaudeville Mews
7 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
9 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
10 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
12 Boise, ID (venue tba)
13 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
14 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
15 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
17 San Francisco, CA (venue tba)
19 San Diego, CA Soma Sidestage
20 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
24 Austin, TX The Parish
26 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
27 Dallas, TX The Loft
 

There’s no upcoming album, yet (long story), but there will likely be a lot of new tunes played out on this tour.  Have fun!

~Dan – np: Medeski Martin & WoodFriday Night in the Universe 

2010 anticipated albums

30th Dec 09 (Wed) Leave a comment

So, the year end and decade end recaps are in process (the monkeys I ordered are in the back room typing away) … I needed something to fill the gap… here are some artists who are expecting to release new material in 2010, all of which I’m looking forward to…




The Album Leaf‘s A Chorus of Storytellers, My Brightest Diamond‘s Shark Remixes box set, Go from Jónsi Birgisson of Sigur Rós, French singer Jeanne Cherhal‘s Charade, George Hrab‘s Trebuchet, 12 new albums from John Zorn, Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane and hopefully Crudo (if they’re both not put off due to Faith No More reunion touring), Derek Webb‘s Democracy Vol 1 (and he’s even recording with Caedmon’s Call for a 2010 release or two), guitar phenom Kaki King, maybe the Secret Chiefs 3 will finally release Book of Souls (it’s their “Chinese Democracy”), Eisley & Perma (a side project with Sherri from Eisley), Ellery from Cincinnati, Ty Tabor of King’s X, A.N.M. featuring Doug Pinnick of King’s X and Jimi Hazel of 24-7 Spyz, Ken Andrew and Co’s Digital Noise Academy, Trent Reznor’s just announced new Nine Inch Nails album, Silverchair are working on one, Radiohead are hitting the studio (maybe something out by year’s end), and… Ani DiFranco – I mean, it’s inevitable… right?

Plus many more great albums due out in 2010, I’m sure.

~Dan – np: Skerik / Dead Kenny G’sBewildered Herd

Portland Jazz Fest 2010 – huzzah!!!

14th Oct 09 (Wed) Leave a comment

OYG!  The headlining line-up for this coming year’s Portland Jazz Festival is rad.

Thursday, February 25, 7:30pm, Hilton Pavilion Ballroom, Luciana Souza
Friday, February 26, 7:30pm, Newmark Theater, Mingus Big Band
Friday, February 26, 9:30 pm, Norse Hall, In The Country
Saturday, February 27, 3:00pm, Norse Hall, Trygve Seim & Frode Haltli
Saturday, February 27, 7:30pm, Newmark Theater, Dave Holland Quintet
Saturday, February 27, 9:30 pm, Norse Hall, Christian Wallumrød Ensemble
Sunday, February 28, 3:00pm, Newmark Theater, Pharoah Sanders
Sunday, February 28, 7:30pm, Crystal Ballroom, Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy

I’m definitely going to the Dave Douglas show… and the other bold shows are definitely good possibilities.  More acts to follow in the coming months.  The festival runs February 22-28, 2010.

Tickets go on-sale October 27th at TicketMaster (or October 14th – 10am if you are a PDX Jazz member).

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A totally unrelated sidenote… Texas band of rock siblings Eisley just released a new EP called Fire Kite (digital only, out Oct 9th).  Album cover looks Jebus-y (or at least it’s geometrically-inclined with potentially religious ambivalence)… DL’ing now… we shall see…

~Dan – np: MegadethEndgame

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