Posts Tagged ‘west coast’

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


Wussy to embark on 2012 West Coast tour (needs help)

7th Feb 12 (Tue) Leave a comment

Cincinnati dusty indie rock quartet Wussy are going to hit the West Coast for the first time in June.  Their latest album, Strawberry, is EXCELLENT, and it is going to be available as a limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day 2012.  They’ve made a map for their tour in June, now they need our help…

We’ve just posted the itinerary for our first ever west coast tour in the events section here on FB. In case it wasn’t obvious, we do pretty much everything ourselves here in Wussyland and we need your help. We’ve never played most of these cities and whatever help you can give in finding appropriate venues and contacts we’d really appreciate it. In order to keep this a little more organized post your info in the event for the actual city we’re playing. We’re coming, we just need to figure out where!

~Dan – np: MadLoveWhite With Foam

Radiohead – West Coast U.S. Tour

14th Jan 12 (Sat) Leave a comment

Got my ticket for Radiohead at Key Arena at Seattle.  Anybody else have luck getting tickets?  If not, good luck on eBay, StubHub or other scalper sites.  The sale method took an even greater step to cut down on scalpers (no physical tickets, no print at home either).  Buyers have to show up with ID & credit card.  Might be interesting at the gates…

Outside of the two weekends at Coachella, here are their West Coast dates:

  • April 9 – Key Arena, Seattle, WA
  • April 11 – HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
  • April 12 – Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA

~Dan – np: Frank ZappaChunga’s Revenge

Secret Chiefs 3 & Dengue Fever – West Coast Tour 2012

15th Dec 11 (Thu) 1 comment

Trickling in via the venues and/or ticketing sites, the official announcement has finally come in…

World metal phenoms Secret Chiefs 3, led by Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance, is hitting the road this winter with Cambodian/Los Angeles fusion pop band (and former Web of Mimicry labelmates) Dengue FeverConfirmed dates below, more details will be posted shortly:

  • Jan 24 – Denver CO – Bluebird Theatre
  • Jan 25 – Santa Fe NM – Santa Fe Brewing Company
  • Jan 26 – Phoenix AZ – Crescent Ballroom
  • Jan 27 – Los Angeles CA – El Rey Theatre
  • Jan 28 – Santa Ana CA – Constellation Room
  • Jan 29 – San Diego CA – The Casbah
  • Jan 31 – San Luis Obispo CA – Club SLO Brew
  • Feb 1 – Santa Cruz CA – Moe’s Alley
  • Feb 2 – San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall
  • Feb 3 – San Francisco CA – Slim’s
  • Feb 4 – Sacramento CA – Harlow’s
  • Feb 6 – Eugene OR – WOW Hall
  • Feb 7 – Portland OR – Dante’s
  • Feb 8 – Seattle WA – Neumos
  • Feb 9 – Bellingham WA – The Wild Buffalo
  • Feb 10 – Vancouver BC – Rickshaw Theatre

If you’ll be at either Oregon date, let me know.  I’ll be there for both Eugene and Portland!  Last time I saw them was 2008 (Aug 2008 – Doug Fir, Portland); so it’s been a long time coming…

~Dan – np: Marketa IrglovaAnar

Cut Chemist – West Coast Tour

2nd Aug 11 (Tue) Leave a comment

Former Jurassic 5 DJ Cut Chemist is hitting the road for a few dates on the West Coast with Mr. Lif, Edan and filmmaker Tom Fitzgerald

8/16 – HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM (all ages)
8/18 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Mezzanine
8/19 – SEATTLE, WA Showbox
8/20 – SAN DIEGO, CA House Of Blues

~Dan – np: StavesacreAbsolutes

REVIEW: Reptet @ Luckey’s (Eugene, OR – 1/14/11)

17th Jan 11 (Mon) 1 comment


A rare nice, non-rainy evening in Eugene on Friday… how do you start a show? You get your gear and head outsideReptet did just that… wearing drums and horns, they hit the street right outside Luckey’s to get the crowd pumped as well as bring in some surprised passersby.  After their Reptet-ization of a Chamillionaire song, they shuffled and bounced back inside, bringing more people in after them than were originally were in the bar.  First song, first stroke of genius.

This was the first show of their West Coast CD Release tour (see dates below).  Their 4th studio album AT THE CABIN just came out, and after a couple spins… I’m totally digging it.  Great fun-romp of a jazz sextet.  A little bit of goofing around, a little bit of standard following mixed with standard setting, and a little bit of punk & experimental sensibilities with a solid rhythm section.  To me, this is what a jazz combo from (my) young generation should be like.  Plus I’m a sucker for brass & reed-based jazz…

Reptet is made up of Samantha Boshnack (trumpet & vox), Chris Credit (sax/clarinet/flute), Izaak Mills (sax/clarinet/flute & vox/fake phone calls), Nelson Bell (trombone/sousaphone), Tim Carey (acoustic & electric bass), and John Ewing (drums & vox).  They played about 70 minutes, and hit a few unidentified songs, but here are the ones I know they played…


  • Chamillionaire on the street
  • Zeppo
  • Snow Leopard x 3
  • unknown
  • Skcorcissalc
  • Something Like What.
  • brains
  • Fish Market

They ended about 15 minutes ’til midnight, and while I wanted to stick around for Eugene-based jazz combo Eleven Eyes, I had to call it a night.  Thanks for making Eugene a part of your CD release tour, Reptet!  See you again soon!

more photos below

The Appropriate Linkage:

Check out more tour dates below.

~Dan – np: ReptetAt the Cabin

all pictures (cc) 2011 Daniel Temmesfeld,
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Tour Dates

  • Friday January 14th at Lucky’s Club in Eugene OR – 10 pm, $5
  • Sunday January 16th at Jub Jub’s Thirsty Parlor in Reno, NV -10 pm, free
  • Monday January 17th at The Press Club in Sacramento, CA – 9 pm, $5 (w/ Harley White Jr. Orchestra and The Flower Vato
  • Wednesday January 19th at TAIX 321 Lounge in Echo Park (LA), CA – 10 pm, free
  • Thursday January 20th at ResBox – The Steve Allen Theater at The Center For Inquiry in Los Angeles, CA – 8 pm $10 general, $5 CFI Members
  • Friday, January 21st at Live Culture in Santa Barbara, CA – 9 pm, free
  • Saturday January 22nd at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland, CA – 9 pm, $5
  • Sunday January 23rd at Applegate River Lodge in Jacksonville, OR – $10

REPTET ::West Coast CD Release Tour 2011::

15th Dec 10 (Wed) Leave a comment

Seattle jazz sextet REPTET is at it again, following up their 7″ vinyl single Agendacide from late 2009 with a new full-length album – entitled At the Cabin. It’s set for release on the Artists Recording Collective on January 11, 2011.

They’re hitting the road in support of the new CD, and Eugene is the first stop! Yippie!

Friday, January 14 10:00 pm
Luckey’s Club
Eugene, OR, United States

Monday, January 17
The Press Club
Sacramento, CA, United States

Tuesday, January 18 6:00 pm
Live Culture
Santa Barabara, CA, United States

Wednesday, January 19 10:00 pm
Taix 321 Lounge
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Thursday, January 20 8:00 pm
ResBox – The Steve Allen Theater at The Center For Inquiry
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Friday, January 21 8:00 pm
San Francisco, CA, United States

Saturday, January 22 9:00 pm
Cafe Van Kleef
Oakland, CA, United States

For more info, check out

~Dan – np: John ZornInterzone

Erin McKeown Anniversary tour / Earshot Jazz 2010

29th Sep 10 (Wed) Leave a comment

Two unrelated PacNW tour updates

Erin McKeown is hitting the West Coast on her upcoming Distillation Anniversary Tour and the annual Earshot Jazz Fest in Seattle just put out its 2010 program…

Erin McKeown Distillation Anniversary Tour 2010

  • OCT 8* One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
  • OCT 9* Iron Horse Northampton, MA
  • OCT 17* Highline Ballroom New York, NY
  • OCT 20* Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
  • OCT 22* Rex Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
  • OCT 23* IOTA Arlington, VA
  • OCT 24* World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
    *with Distillation producer Dave Chalfant
  • NOV 6 Someday Lounge, Portland, OR
  • NOV 8 Triple Door Seattle, WA
  • NOV 11 Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles, CA
  • NOV 14 Cafe DuNord San Francisco, CA

The Earshot Jazz Festival’s official program is over at:  Or you can check out just the schedule over at  Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Vagabond Opera, Toshi Reagon, Dave Peck, Ornette Coleman (film), Brian Blade, Ziggurat Quartet (mulltiple shows), DJ Spooky, Eugene Chadbourne, and more… sounds like a great three week line-up.

I hope to hit Erin’s Portland (Oregon) show… I saw her this past spring, and she puts on a great show.  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to any of the Earshot shows this time.  Damn the 5-6 hour drive.  Now, if they can get John Zorn back in 2011… I’m there!

~Dan – np: Sufjan StevensThe Age of Adz

Derek Webb in Portland (4/27)

4th Mar 10 (Thu) Leave a comment

4/28 update… my review with photos is here:

Yay! Derek Webb is bringing his tour with Jennifer Knapp through my neck of the woods.  They’re playing the Aladdin Theater on April 27, 2010.  It’s not posted on the Aladdin site, but it is listed over on Derek’s tour page.  Tickets on sale later in March.

They’re also hitting San Diego and Seattle… maybe they can swing a Eugene date on the way up?  I’m crossing my fingers, but if no Eugene show, I’ll be at Portland for sure.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen him… I’m totally looking forward to it.

~Dan – np: Satoko Fujii Desert Ship 

Sonny Rollins on Tour

16th Jan 10 (Sat) Leave a comment

Jazz LEGEND Sonny Rollins is hitting the road for a short midwest/west coast tour this spring…

The Seattle show being on a Monday makes it problematic for me.  I’ll see what I can do.  Anyway, if he’s fortuitously swinging by your neck of the woods, go!

~Dan – np: Half ZaftigLife Like Luster

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