Monday, April 5, 2010

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks for Monday, April 5th

Hello Dear Readers,

I am quite frustrated. I have misplaced my wallet. That means I have no access for money and or ID to go to shows. It is probably good for me, but man I want to see me some music being made. Here is a show that I want to see but will probably miss tonight:

Monday, March 5th

Valentine's is having a show with Alemeda, Ghosting and maybe more. I have a digital copy of the ep that Alameda put out recently. I am impressed with it. You have your acoustic guitar singer-songwriter backed by a lush group of musicians. This is a formula that when done well, I do not tire of. There are a few people who do this around town, most notably Horse Feathers. But I assure you there is no Horse Feathery occuring in this music. It is its own thing. Perfect for the current cold and rain filled atmosphere that has taked Portland over. I caught a set of a smaller version of the group the other month at the Woods. I liked it. You might should check it out. Ghosting is one of those noise type bands. They have two songs on their myspace. OnE of them is a loud exercise in seemingly formless noise. The other is in the opposite end of the spectrum in the quite almost ambient end of things. So if you are a fan of those extremes, this is the band for you. The show is FREE and starts at 9 PM.

If you see me at this show please say "Hi". Please do not ask me for my ID, though.

-Ben



This band broke up and then some of them got back together. They sing now. It's called Alameda and they play tonight at Valentine's

1 comment:

Jess Gulbranson said...

Alameda is really kickass. Well, no, not 'kickass'. That just seems inappropriate for the style of music. But really really good. I'll be reviewing their new album very shortly. Hi, Stirling.