Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks For July 12th

Hello Dear Readers,

It is Sunday. The last day of the weekend. The last day of the week. The day of rest? I don't think so. There are still plenty of shows. Take a look.

Sunday, July 12th

Valentine's is having a show with The Subcons,Song Sparrow Research and Matt Sheehy. Matt Sheehy is really good. This will probably be a solo show for him which usually consists of a lot of looping. The Subcons are a band I have been wanting to check for quite some time. The show is by donations. The show starts at 9 PM.

Ash Street Saloon is having a show with Asteroid M, The Oregon Donor (Ancortes, WA) and Cyrus Fell Down (Pullman, WA) I have had the pleasure of playing with both Cyrus Fell Down and The Oregon Donor. Cyrus Fell down is kinda like a mathy version of Muse. the bass player is crazy and spends his time spazzing out while still playing really awesome stuff. One really has to witness it to get it. They are both great, though. I had not heard of Asteroid M, but it sounds pretty good. The show is $5 and starts at 9:30 PM.

Backspace is having a special edition of Portland Makes Music! (put on by localcut) which features some of Portland's finest, namely: Grey Anne, The Rainy States, Congratulations, Leonard Mynx, Michael Dean Damron, Alan Singley, The Soft Tags, Gabe Hascall and Dirty Mittens, performing Michael Jackson songs. That is right yet another MJ tribute is exactly what the world needs right now. But whatevs. Michael knew how to write a pop song. You know what? These artists know how to perform a pop song. And that is exactly what they will do one MJ song each. It is ALL AGES, FREE, and starts at 9 PM.

So if you see me at one of these shows, please say "Hi". I promise to give you a shout out in this here blog.


I generally very ani-bongo drums. But this seems okay. The Subcons play tonight at Valentines.

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