Monday, February 7, 2011

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks for Monday, February 7th

Hello Dear Readers,

Last night, I went to Rontoms. I have to work this morning at a place without a computer, so I am writing this on Sunday (yesterday). I assume that The Sarcastic Dharma Society was awesome. Remember the thing with thing and the other part that was really cool? Oh, who am I kidding*? Anyways, these are the shows that look good to me tonight:

The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel is having a Dill Pickle Club Fundraiser. The show is Marisa Anderson and Orca Team, and DJ Cuica. I thought maybe this was for a group pickle lovers. There are some people who really love pickles. But this is actually something much different. I ripped this from their website, "The Dill Pickle Club organizes educational projects that help us understand the place in which we live. Through tours, public programs and publications, we create nontraditional and interactive learning environments where all forms of knowledge are valued and made readily accessible. Founded in 2009, we are a volunteer-driven organization, with a shared belief in the vitality of community education and democracy." Pretty cool, right. Here is what is on the 2011 agenda. That being said there will be a Pickle Challenge. Marisa Anderson sometimes plays with Tara Jane O'Neal and the much missed Evolutionary Jass Band. Last month she put out The Golden Hour album which is "inspired by Delta blues, West African guitar, country and western radio from the 60′s and 70′s, gospel, noise, rhythms, cycles, mortality, and praise. The Golden Hour features 12 improvisations for guitar and lap steel." It instrumental and great. Orca Team is a band that I have been behind for a long time. I like their pop sensibilities. I like their songs. I like their style. You should check them out. The show is at 7 PM.

Doug Fir is having a show with We're from Japan!, Southerly, and Yeah Great Fine. This is part of the Tandem Hearts Screening series. Tandem Hearts is a movie that Jon Garcia made here in Portland. The movies features a soundtrack with several Portland bands including We're From Japan! and Southerly. This makes perfect sense because We're From Japan! is perfect soundtracking music. It is kind of like when Explosions in the Sky, another instrumental post-rock band, scored Friday Night Lights. The appropriate reaction is, "Duh". WFJ!'s music is so cinematic. And Southerly's Krist Krueger is a part of SNDTRKR which is a project that a live performence-based soundtracking. The band is called SNDTRKR for goodness sake. Yeah Great Fine was not a part of the soundtrack, but are awesome. You should check out their smooth pop math rock because it is brilliant. The show is $6 and starts at 9 PM.

If you see me at any of these shows please say, "Hi". It would be an honor. For me.


Orca Team will play at The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel!

* no one

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