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PHOTOS: Skerik’s Bandalabra @ Cozmic (Eugene, OR – 3/20/12)

23rd Mar 12 (Fri) Leave a comment

Seattle-based jazz/groove saxophonist Skerik brought his new band Bandalabra through Eugene’s Cozmic Pizza on their debut tour / West Coast CD release.  The quartet made up of Skerik (sax), Dvonne Lewis (drums), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), and Andy Coe (guitar) played two sets (over two hours) full of loops, noises, experimentation, funk, jazz and groove.  Their debut CD, Live at the Royal Room, can be purchased at shows and probably soon via Skerik’s website.

SKERIK’S BANDALABRA PHOTOS
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you may use freely under a creative commons attribution

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The Appropriate Linkage:

Check out more tour dates below.

Next show for me… Ani DiFranco at the Roseland (Portland) on 3/31.

~Dan – np: Silver Mt. ZionBorn Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward

Skerik’s Bandalabra Spring 2012 Tour Dates

  • Thursday March 15 – Conway, WA @ Conway Muse
  • Friday March 16 – Olympia, WA @ Olympia Ballroom
  • Saturday March 17 – Seattle @ Nectar
  • Sunday March 18 – Bend @ Players
  • Monday March 19 – Welches @ Skyway
  • Tuesday March 20 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic
  • Wednesday March 21 – Applegate @ Applegate Lodge
  • Thursday March 22 – Arcata @ Jambalaya
  • Friday March 23 – Sacramento @ Harlow’s
  • Saturday March 24 – San Francisco @ Boom Boom Room
  • Sunday March 25 – Los Angeles @ Bacchanal
  • Monday March 26 – Los Angeles @ The Mint
  • Tuesday March 27 – San Diego @ Winstons
  • Thursday March 29 – Portland, OR @ Goodfoot

Holy F*ck – live on Q

10th Jun 11 (Fri) Leave a comment

Canadian live electronic/groove artists Holy Fuck hit Studio Q with Jian Ghomeshi a few months ago.  It was a fave of mine on the Q podcast.  Well, now the video for the session is online… “Red Lights“…

And “Latin America“…

~Dan – np: Marc RibotShoestring Symphonettes

Medeski Martin & Wood – 20 Download (reblog)

29th Mar 11 (Tue) Leave a comment

Today is the day… the first two songs are available for download. Go to the original post (below) for info on how to get Medeski Martin & Wood’sMe2” and “Shackman“…

Medeski Martin & Wood - 20 Download Medeski Martin & Wood have been around for 20 years.  And to celebrate, they’re digitally releasing two new, never-released tracks each month (starting March 29th), for a total of 20 tracks by the end of the year. You can pre-order the entire package now for only $9.90… right HERE.  If you wait until after March 29th, the price per download is $0.99.  So, act now, and get the new tracks for essentially half price. With the pre-order, you wi … Read More

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Medeski Martin & Wood – 20 Download

8th Mar 11 (Tue) 3 comments

Medeski Martin & Wood have been around for 20 years.  And to celebrate, they’re digitally releasing two new, never-released tracks each month (starting March 29th), for a total of 20 tracks by the end of the year.

You can pre-order the entire package now for only $9.90… right HERE.  If you wait until after March 29th, the price per download is $0.99.  So, act now, and get the new tracks for essentially half price.

With the pre-order, you will be alerted by email when the monthly 2 tracks become downloadable!  The first two tracks will become available for download March 29th, 2011. See below for the release schedule for the remaining tracks:

4/26/11 – Tracks 3 & 4
5/31/11 – Tracks 5 & 6
6/28/11 – Tracks 7 & 8
7/26/11 – Tracks 9 & 10
8/30/11 – Tracks 11 & 12
9/27/11 – Tracks 13 & 14
10/25/11 – Tracks 15 & 16
11/29/11 – Tracks 17 & 18
12/20/11 – Tracks 19 & 20

If you happen to be in Oregon, specifically Portland, check John Medeski, Billy Martin & Chris Wood out TONIGHT at the Roseland Theater!

~Dan – np: Colin Stetson w/ My Brightest DiamondNew History Warfare – Judges, Vol. 2

REVIEW: Dead Kenny G’s & Trio Subtonic @ Mt Tabor (Portland, OR – 10/16/10)

17th Oct 10 (Sun) 2 comments

FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM

OK, so I have to start this out with an apology.  I absolutely wanted to see Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.  I had been up in Portland for a third night in a row (driving back to Eugene late each night)… and was thus quite tired and I couldn’t possibly stay for their set (which was posted to start at 12:30am).  It’s a running theme on this blog… I miss them for one reason or another.  Last night wasn’t gonna be a missed opportunity.  Alas, it ended up as such.  Damn.  SO, JFJO, I’m sorry.  I’ll do better next time. I dig your new one, Stay Gold.  I’m getting old.  I have no other excuse for bailing at midnight.

So, unfortunately this amazing triple modern jazz bill turned into an pretty damn good double bill for me.

Trio Subtonic started things off around 9:30.  No Radiohead as in the past, but still a great groove for their 45 minute set.  They really are what I’d consider to be Portland’s own Medeski Martin & Wood.  Great piano-based three piece combo.  They’ve got two killer albums out over at CD Baby (aka the best indie CD seller in the universe).

Skerik, Mike Dillon, and Brad Houser hit the stage after a short set change…

While also a three-piece modern jazz combo, the Dead Kenny G’s definitely weren’t a repeat of Trio Subtonic’s sound.  Fitting with their name, they bring powerful elements of punk rock and a “fuck you” attitude to a jazz trio.  Mix some sax groove from Skerik with some harder edged beats, avant-garde squeaks, gonzo drumming, and punk vocal belts…

I’d seen them before (at Sam Bond’s in Eugene), but it was nice to see them able to spread out a little more on the Mt Tabor Theater stage.

Setlist: over an hour

  • Death Panel
  • Birther Blues
  • Black Goldman Sax
  • “Black Death”
  • unknown
  • Bewildered Herd
  • I’m Your Manager, I’m Your Pimp
  • unknown
  • Yeah, Cat
  • Improv with some JFJO guys

more photos below

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Check out more DKG’s tour dates below.

~Dan – np: Milli VanilliGirl, You Know It’s True

DEAD KENNY G’S & TRIO SUBTONIC PHOTOS
all pictures (cc) 2010 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a creative commons attribution

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DKG’s Fall 2010 Tour Dates

Date Venue Band
10.9.10 Coda
San Francisco, CA
With Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle and Black Frames
10.10.10 Harlow’s
Sacramento, CA
Dead Kenny G’s
10.12.10 Forestville Club
Forestville, CA
Dead Kenny G’s
10.13.10 HumBrews
Arcata, CA
Dead Kenny G’s
10.15.10 Sam Bond’s Garage
Eugene, OR
Dead Kenny G’s
10.16.10 Mt. Tabor Theater
Portland, WA
Dead Kenny G’s and
Jacob Fred Jazz Oddysey
10.17.10 Chop Suey
Seattle, WA
Dead Kenny G’s
10.18.10 The Top Hat
Missoula, MT
Dead Kenny G’s
10.19.10 Knotty Pine
Victor, ID
Dead Kenny G’s
10.20.10 The State Room
Salt Lake City, UT
Dead Kenny G’s
10.21.10 Aggie Theater
Ft. Collins, CO
Dead Kenny G’s
10.22.10 Cervante’s Otherside
Denver, CO
Dead Kenny G’s
10.23.10 Davey’s Uptown
Kansas City, MO
Dead Kenny G’s
10.28.10 Kessler
Dallas, TX
Dead Kenny G’s
10.29.10 Momo’s
Austin, TX
Dead Kenny G’s and
Hairy Apes BMX
10.30.10 La Bon Ton Roule
New Orleans, LA
Dead Kenny G’s
10.31.10 The Blue Nile
New Orleans, LA
Dead Kenny G’s
11.12.10 11.13.10 Bear Creek Music Festival
Live Oak, FL
Dead Kenny G’s
12.1.10 Momo’s
Austin, TX
Dead Kenny G’s
12.2.10 Kessler
Dallas, TX
Dead Kenny G’s
12.3.10 The Deli
Norman, OK
Dead Kenny G’s
12.4.10 Eclipse
Tulsa, OK
Dead Kenny G’s
12.5.10 Chester’s
Fayetteville, AR
Dead Kenny G’s
12.8.10 Momo’s
Austin, TX
Dead Kenny G’s
12.9.10 Chelsea’s
Baton Rouge, LA
Dead Kenny G’s
12.10.10 DBA
New Orleans, LA
Dead Kenny G’s
12.11.10 Martin’s
Jackson, MS
Dead Kenny G’s

Holy F*ck – Red Lights (official video)

14th Oct 10 (Thu) Leave a comment

Holy Fuck‘s new video for “Red Lights” (their 2nd single from this year’s Latin) is adorable and dance-worthy…


Director: Brian Borcherdt & Michael LeBlanc
Production Co.: Slowlover Films
Executive Producer:  Michael LeBlanc
DOP:  Michael LeBlanc
Editor:  Phil Prates

LATIN is one of my favorites this year.  Go check it out on the Amazons.

Holy Fuck.  Inspired by Kittens.

I’ll be seeing HF tonight at the Holocene in Portland, Oregon.  Review with photos to be posted on Friday.

~Dan – np: MetallicaRide the Lightning 

Holy Fuck’s Sept/Oct 2010 Tour

10th Aug 10 (Tue) Leave a comment

They’re at it again… never letting up, the live-groove-electronic foursome of Holy Fuck is most likely coming to your town (unless you unfortunately live in somewhere in Nowheresville).  You should do whatever you can to make it there!  You won’t be dissappointed…

http://holyfuckmusic.com/tour/

Holy Fuck’s 2010 Fall Tour

  • 8 Sep Zanzabar Louisville, KY
  • 9 Sep Bottletree Birmingham, AL
  • 10 Sep BOMB Festival at Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, LA
  • 11 Sep Mohawk Austin, TX
  • 12 Sep Walter’s Houston, TX
  • 13 Sep Alabama Music Box Mobile, AL
  • 14 Sep New Earth Music Hall Athens, GA
  • 15 Sep Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
  • 17 Sep Black Cat Washington, DC
  • 18 Sep (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY
  • 19 Sep Paradise Boston, MA
  • 20 Sep Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
  • 21 Sep Soundlab Buffalo, NY
  • 22 Sep Brillobox Pittsburgh, PA
  • 23 Sep Midpoint Music Festival Cincinnati, OH
  • 24 Sep Pygmalion Music Festival Champaign, IL
  • 25 Sep Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
  • 26 Sep The Magic Stick Detroit, MI
  • 27 Sep London Music Hall London, ON
  • 28 Sep The Studio at Hamilton Place Hamilton, ON
  • 29 Sep The Phoenix Toronto, ON
  • 30 Sep POP Montreal at Espace Dell’Arte Montreal, QC
  • 1 Oct Red Dog Tavern Peterborough, ON
  • 2 Oct Capital Music Hall Ottawa, ON
  • 3 Oct Little Montreal Sudbury, ON
  • 5 Oct The Pyramid Winnipeg, MB
  • 6 Oct Louis’ Pub Saskatoon, SK
  • 7 Oct Republik Calgary, AB
  • 8 Oct Pawn Shop Edmonton, AB
  • 9 Oct Pawn Shop Edmonton, AB
  • 11 Oct Element Victoria, BC
  • 12 Oct Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC
  • 13 Oct Neumo’s Seattle, WA
  • 14 Oct Holocene Portland, OR
  • 16 Oct Teasure Island Music Festival San Francisco, CA
  • 17 Oct Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
  • 18 Oct Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
  • 20 Oct Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
  • 21 Oct Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
  • 22 Oct Firebird St. Louis, MO
  • 23 Oct Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN

I’ll be at the Portland gig, fo’ sho’…

~Dan – np: Portland Cello ProjectDaytrotter Session 2010

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