Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show screens tonight (8 pm) at the State Theatre. This is exciting for a number of reasons:

1) This is this the first show at the State that I helped program 2) The Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue will be the guides to tonight's entertainment 3) I'm a Rocky Horror Virgin myself, so I'm looking forward to dancing the Time Warp for the first time!

Hope to see you there! Happy Halloween!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's "Farewell For Now" Extravaganza

What can I say? Perhaps the most creative and talented musician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing is leaving town. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (a.k.a. Aly Spaltro) is heading to New York, but she is throwing one last extravaganza at her "farewell for now" show taking place this evening at SPACE Gallery.

It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life to be a part of Lady Lamb's journey, from her first performance at the Tower of Song, to the release of "Samples for Handsome Animals", and the Sunday Shoes/Metal Mouth vinyl single. I know that she will continue to cast a spell of reverential silence over crowds across the world.

I am also honored that Aly has invited the Panda Bandits to play at tonight's once-in-a-lifetime show. I am also pleased that Eternal Otter Records will be presenting "Lady Lamb the Bee-Sides", a limited-edition cassette only album of rare and unreleased recordings.

Please check out this wonderful interview with Aly, and this video and fitting tribute from [dog] and [pony].

Look Up! Look Up!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eternal Otter Records on "Greetings from Area Code 207" Tonight!

Tune into 102.9 WBLM's "Greetings from Area Code 207" tonight at 8 pm to hear about all the exciting news from Eternal Otter Records. I'll be sitting down with host Charlie Gaylord to talk about last weekend's CMJ Music Marathon, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, the vinyl single series, and upcoming shows at the State Theatre. Listen online here. The segment will rebroadcast on Sunday at 9 am.

Upcoming Events:

10/29 Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's "farewell, for now" show @ SPACE.

10/30 The Rocky Horror Picture Show @ The State Theatre
12/3 1930s Night @ The State Theatre

Friday, October 15, 2010

State Theatre Grand Opening!

It's here. Portland's dream has come true - the State Theatre reopens today with a performance by the mighty My Morning Jacket!

I've be pining for this day ever since I moved into the Tower across from the State nearly three years ago. I swore then that I would make it my mission to get inside it one day.

Well, I've now had the chance to go inside and it looks amazing, now I can't wait to hear how it sounds. Check out photos at hillytown. General Manager Lauren Wayne deserves much kudos for how quickly she has brought this legendary institution back to life. Listen to an interview with Lauren from Roy Ghim at Liberation by Sound.

I'm also very proud to announce that Eternal Otter Records has a hand in bringing to life two upcoming shows! The first takes place on Saturday Oct 30th, with a screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", with your guides the Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue. On December 3rd, The State Theatre will revisit its roots with "1930s Night" featuring a screening of The Wizard of Oz and performances by Over A Cardboard Sea. More details to come soon, but right now I'm just looking forward to being a part of tonight's soldout crowd!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sausage Fest Today!

The Sausage Fest on Peaks Island takes place today from 4 pm to 11 pm at the Lions Club (take a right off the ferry). Grab the 3:15 ferry from Portland if you want to get there early. $20 gets you all the sausage and beer you can eat. Sausage has been made with the help of Local 188's Jay Villani, and Bunker Brewery is presenting a selection of their delicious home brews. There will be music all day from Tempera, Town Founder, Mr McConnell, and Tom Thumb. At 7 pm, the party moves inside for performances by Marie Stella, Honey Clouds, and Ahna the Lady Beast. Check it.