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Call for Entries – Concert Photos and Poster & Album Art Show (U.Oregon)

23rd Apr 13 (Tue) Leave a comment

Sorry for the late announcement, as the deadline approaches… but…

305799_157326424436555_477574662_nConcert Images – Call for Entries:

Seeking photography that features live music performance, musicians, music festivals or concerts for exhibit in the Aperture Gallery located in the Erb Memorial Union at the University of Oregon.

The exhibit, which runs 5/8/2013 – 5/19/2013, will coincide with the Willamette Valley Music Festival May 11, 2013.

Please submit up to five (5) .jpg images, with original dimensions, for consideration to by 4/25/2013.

430229_157326417769889_1337631221_nPoster and Album Art Show – Call for Entries:
West Coast Gig – Independent Music Poster and Album Art Exhibition 5/10 – 5/22

Seeking independent album art and concert posters from west coast bands, promoters or venues from 1990 and later for an exhibit at the Buzz Coffeehouse Gallery in the Erb Memorial Union at the University of Oregon.

Please submit pdf or jpg images of posters, with original dimensions, to by 4/25/2013

Accepted works will be reproduced and installed by the UO Cultural Forum during the Willamette Valley Music Festival May 11, 2013, in the Buzz Pub Stage Area.

The exhibit will run 5/10/2013 – 5/22/2013

~Dan – np: Tom WaitsRain Dogs
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs


REVIEW: Elton John @ Matthew Knight Arena (Eugene, OR – 2/17/11)

18th Feb 11 (Fri) 6 comments

Vancouver 2011, photo by Adrian Lam,

The newly built Matthew Knight Arena, nestled at the University of Oregon in lovely Eugene, Oregon, hosted a supreme pop-star last night… the multi-million record selling Sir Elton John.  He’s been releasing records and trotting the globe for over 5 decades, he has a countless (or at least monumentally difficult to count) list of awards and sales records.  His tribute to Princess Diana (the “Candle in the Wind 1997″ single) sold 37 million copies alone.  He’s been brash & counter-culture, but more often than not, he’s been a shaper of pop culture and pop music.

So, why Eugene, Oregon for his kick-off U.S. date on his 2011 winter tour?  eh, maybe he’s a Ducks fan? Regardless of the reason, we were glad to host him and his band.  His band last night was Davey Johnstone on guitar, Nigel Olsson on drums, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards, and a quartet of backing singers.

This was my first time to the Matthew Knight Arena (aka Matt Arena or Matt Court).  It is a gorgeous facility.  I tend to see artists play in much smaller venues, but it’s good to see a new venue in town to draw bigger arena acts.  I am in Portland a lot, but if I can stay in town for someone like the Foo Fighters, Leonard Cohen, Pearl Jam, Tool, etc – I will.

The show was, as expected, a “Greatest Hits Live” show with a handful of new tunes…

Setlist: about 3 hours

  • Funeral For A Friend
  • Love Lies Bleeding
  • Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  • Levon
  • Madman Across the Water
  • Tiny Dancer
  • Philadelphia Freedom
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Daniel
  • Rocket Man
  • I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
  • Hey Ahab
  • The Best Part Of The Day
  • Gone To Shiloh
  • Monkey Suit
  • When Love Is Dying
  • Sad Songs
  • Piano Solo/Take Me To The Pilot
  • Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
  • Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  • Candle in the Wind
  • Burn Down the Mission
  • Bennie and the Jets
  • The Bitch Is Back
  • I’m Still Standing
  • Crocodile Rock
  • Encore: Your Song
  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Check out photos from the Eugene show over at Eugene Weekly‘s blog:

Elton John’s show was full of energy.  I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest Elton John fan, but there were many songs that I knew.  With that many records and hit songs, even an avant-garde jazz & metal fan is bound to know more than half of the songs.  The band was tight – pretty much nailing the progressive rock parts on “Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding,” but the stage was set to let Elton shine.  He didn’t just sit back and let his backing band take charge.

Things I could have lived without… the crazy texters surrounding us, the people who whipped out their cellphones to take pictures and/or videos (from the nose bleeds), and well, yeah, the keyboard horn section.  Oh, and the crazy or drunk lady who eventually got ejected during “Candle in the Wind.”

Short and sweet: Elton put on a fantastic show, and I’m excited for more big events here in Eugene!

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Check out more tour dates below.

Next show for me… Godspeed You! Black Emperor tonight in Portland (Crystal Ballroom).  Look for a review later this weekend…

~Dan – np: MogwaiHardcore Will Never Die,  But You Will

Elton John 2011 North American Tour Dates

  • 14-Feb-2011 Victoria BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
  • 15-Feb-2011 Victoria BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
  • 17-Feb-2011 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
  • 19-Feb-2011 Reno, NV Event Center
  • 24-Feb-2011 Kahului, HI Maui Arts & Cultural Center
  • 25-Feb-2011 Kahului, HI Maui Arts & Cultural Center
  • 11-Mar-2011 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
  • 12-Mar-2011 Worcester, MA DCU Center
  • 16-Mar-2011 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
  • 18-Mar-2011 Norfolk, VA Ted Constant Convocation Center
  • 20-Mar-2011 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
  • 23-Mar-2011 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
  • 25-Mar-2011 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
  • 26-Mar-2011 Baltimore, MD First Mariner Arena
  • 27-Mar-2011 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
  • 06-Apr-2011 Bismarck, ND Civic Center
  • 08-Apr-2011 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
  • 09-Apr-2011 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
  • 10-Apr-2011 Billings, MT Matra Park
  • 22-Apr-2011 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
  • 23-Apr-2011 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
  • 06-May-2011 Duluth, MN Amsoil Arena


Oregon Bach Fest preview with Trio Voronezh

4th May 10 (Tue) 1 comment

The good music is matched by the good deals at the University of Oregon when the Oregon Bach Festival and the Duck Store present a season preview party Thursday, May 13 from 5:30 to 7 pm. On tap are ticket discounts, book discounts, beer, wine, and other refreshments, and a live performance by Trio Voronezh.

Conservatory trained in their native Russia, the members of Trio Voronezh played for money on the streets of Europe until discovered by a friend of the Oregon Bach Festival. Playing classical favorites on Russian folk instruments with showmanship and virtuosity, they made their American debut at the festival in 1996. After several return tours they became U.S. citizens, with Eugene as their home base for recording and touring.

During the OBF preview event participants can get vouchers for ticket discounts of up to 20% for selected concerts, and get discounts for 20% off general books in the Duckstore, an OBF sponsor. OBF staff members will be present to answer questions and assist with ticket orders online at the event.

The party takes place in the “Literary Duck” on the second floor of the Duck Store building at 13th and Kincaid in Eugene. Free refreshments include beer from Eugene City Brewery, wine, soft drinks and snacks.

The UO’s Oregon Bach Festival takes place June 25 through July 11 in Eugene, Bend and Portland. Tickets for the Festival go on sale over the counter at Eugene’s Hult Center ticket office on May 11. For complete schedule and ticket information call (541) 682-5000 or click

For regular OBF-related updates, check out the Official OBF blog.

~Dan – np: King’s XOut of the Silent Planet

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