Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks for July 7th

Hello Dear Readers,

Are you down? I am totally down. To see shows and such. I think, I wish shows were at 3 PM. I am ready at 6 PM. The only shows that are at 3 PM are on the weekends when I am at work. Stupid. Anyways, here are some more Portland area shows. Check it.

Tuesday, July 7th

Mississippi Studios is having Ezra Carey, Karli Fairbanks (Spokane),and Scott Ryan (LA) play a show. Ezra new stuff sounds pretty cool. But I mostly write this for Karli Fairbanks. I think she is pretty bomb. Her music is good. The show is $8 and starts at 8 PM.

Valentine's is having a show with Tara Jane O'Neil, Marisa Anderson, and Broken Water (Oly). TJO recently released her record on K Records. I have only heard a little bit of it , but I really liked it. Marisa also plays in CITB fave Evolutionary Jass Band. So, I mean...Check it out, right? The show is by donation and starts at 9 PM.

Ella Street Social Club is having a show with AAN and Root Beer & French Fry. Seriously, I think that AAN and Root Beer & French Fry are some of the best in Portland. AAN makes relly cool kind of haunted folk with crazy effects in the mix. French Fry & Root Beer uses a lot of cool synths and guitars and stuff. Plus seeing Andy Parker playing drums in any context, is always entertaining. The show is a very cheap $2 and starts at 9 PM.

So say "Hi" if you see me at any of these shows. I am usually in the mood to give out high fives in return.


Tara Jane O'Neil at the 930 Listening Room from Derek on Vimeo.

TJO lets you make the beat. Check her out at Valentine's tonight.


david.c.bryan said...

Thanks so much for writing this blog man. I've been reading it for a while, but hadn't gone to any of the shows. Last night I went to the French Fry & Root Beer show and it was awesome, especially for two bucks.

So thanks again. Keep up the Bloggin.

Jess Gulbranson said...

Yeah, thanks, Ben. You rock!

Ben Meyercord said...

Cool. I wanted to go but there were some last minute changes in my plans.