Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks for Thursday, April 7th

Hello Dear Readers,

No shows last night. Y La Bamba practice ran long. Blah blah blah. Anyways, here are the shows happening tonight:

The Woods is having a Run On Sentence birthday show with Run On Sentance, Ezza Rose, Henry Hill Kammerer, and DJ Cooky Parker. I guess I should correct myself: It is a birthday celebration for Dustin Hammond the leader of the Run On Sentence crew. There are many many people in the local music scene who have been a part of the band at one time or another. I suspect that Dustin has many friends. Currently, they have been touring as a 5 piece band that includes Dustin with his bellowing voice, Dan Galuki on drums, Perry Pfister on stand up bass, Justin Fowler on Guitar, and John Whaley on Trumpet. Since DJ Cooky Parker aka Scott Magee is in the house tonight, I bet he will join in on clarinet as well. Ezza Rose has one of the prettiest voices in Portland. She has an album that will come out some time this year. She has built up quite a band too. Many instruments even a set of backing vocalists. You should check out the track "2%" for FREE at her bandcamp. It starts unassuming on a lone uke but climaxes in a cacophony of instruments. Lovely. I was talking to Perry (Run On Sentence, Meyercord, etc) the other day and he told me that Run On Sentence had played with Henry Hill Kammerer on Saturday in Olympia. He said that it was awesome. I have only heard a bit of Henry's other band Hillstomp. Kammerer proclaims, "I play guitar and banjo, foot stomp tambourine, and holler." Should be good. Plus Cooky Parker will make you dance with a very fine selection of soul 45's. The show is $8 and starts at 9 PM.

Holocene is having a show with Visitor, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (San Francisco), and Undignant Senility (Pat Maherr). visitor is the collaboration of Liz Harris (Grouper) and Ilyas Ahmed. Grouper's Liz Harris carved herself a niche of haunted folk sounds found in a bed of delay and reverb. Ilyas Ahmed has made a name for himself in the psych folk genre. A collaboration sounds like it was just bound to happen. I have not heard it, but I can almost guarantee you it to be really cool sounding. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma makes distorted yet undeniable pretty ambient leaning music. I love stuff like this. It has the ability to tap into something that most pop music just can't. Undignant Senility is something to do with this. The show is $7 and starts at 9 PM.

If you see me at any of these shows please say, "hi". That would be sweet of you.


Run On Sentence will be celebrating birth at The Woods tonight!

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