Friday, October 24, 2008

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks for Friday October 24th

Hello Dear Readers,

I have not been to any shows this week. But this weekend might change things. Tons of shows as always. Check out the shows for Friday.

Friday, October 24th

buncha good ones:

The Doug Fir will get you the most bang for your buck (unless you want free, but I will those later). They are having the CD release party for The Lone Fir Cemetery Tribute album. The album is stuffed to the brim with local talent as is this show. Check it out: STORM AND THE BALLS, AMELIA, JIM BRUNBERG, RITCHIE YOUNG (Loch Lomond), AL JAMES OF DOLOREAN, THE TACITURNS, ADAM SHEARER (Weinland), ADAM SELZER (Norfolk & Western), MATT SHEEHY, HOLCOMBE WALLER, CHRIS ROBLEY, NICK JAINA, PETE KREBS, LEIGH MARBLE plus TRUE STORIES with COURTENAY HAMEISTER (head writer and host of Live Wire). This album is based on real stories regarding real people in the Lone Fir Cemetery. You can hear one of the tracks that Local Cut posted recently featuring Adam Shearer and Adam Selzer here. The show is $15 and starts 9 PM.

Kelly's Olympian is having a really good show too though. Theirs is the CD release for the latest by very awesome Church. The Rainy States and Olympia's (and other places not Portland) Polka Dot Dot are also playing the bill. Seriously a very good show. This shows is $5 and starts at 10 PM.

The Camellia Lounge is having a show with Jacob White and Two Step Slumber. Both are some what in the Americana camp of music. I really think this are both are pretty good. If you like this kind of music I think you should check it out. This show is FREE and starts at 9 PM.

The Waypost is also having a free show and it will also have some good Portland bands. The bands I am referring to are Shake Speake and Autopilot is For Lovers. This ALL AGES show is FREE and starts at 8 PM.

Also, as Kid Tyger mentioned, there is a show at Dunes too. Check out Travis Wiggins, Sleepyhead, and Paper/Upper/Cuts make ups this very good and very diverse line up. This show is FREE and starts at 9 PM.

So maybe I might see you at these? If you see me come say "Hi"


Jacob White in his natural habitat (don't all sing-songwriter types hang out in stairwells whist strumming their guitars? I know I do) will play tonight at Camellia Lounge

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