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FREE Ella St. Social Club Show TOMORROW Night!

Ella Street Social Club tested its luck with a residency not too long ago, and it looks like it went well, because it is hosting its second residency Tuesday, May 11, featuring the lo-fi pop sounds of And And And, accompanied by the tribal face-painted, psych-folkers Gratitillium.

And And And’s repertoire encompasses the lo-fi sweetness of The Kinks combined with the bouncy indie pop Pavement made oh so popular. Founded upon basement 4-track recordings, the now sextet has damn near perfected the static-saturated, crunchy vocal, DIY recording template of 1960’s lo-fi, while still producing large instrument arrangements and vocal choruses in the same vein as the Arcade Fire.

With music featuring primal chanting and fluid instrumentation, Gratitillium’s sound is just as organic as the band’s appearance on stage. Large projections of Planet Earth accompany the quartet’s live performances, and rumor has it, the band is working on incorporating costumed dancers to perform interpretive dance and skits during their shows to awaken the spirit animals in all of us.

Gratitillium - Barn Owl Hearts:

 

The show starts at 9 pm and is FREE!

-Katrina Nattress

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Hosannas Album Release Show Sunday at Mississippi Studios!!!

 

Hosannas (formerly Church) will being celebrating the drop of their new album Now and Then - released on Hush Records - this Sunday, May 9th at Mississippi Studios a full two days before its official release. 

The band will be sure to please listeners with their off-the-cuff pop musical musings as they pounce forward with their second release. The principle songwriters of the outfit - who also happen to be brothers Brandon and Richard Laws - are cited as growing up listening to the Beach Boys and Kraftwerk. These influences seem to hold true, though do not restrain their songwriting talent.

You can download the track "Happiness" from their new LP here. The track spins a happy keyboard hook around a race track of energized percussion, as the vocals anchor the experience with a core value of pop sensibility.

The show is a meager $6 and starts at 9 p.m. Opening is the mind-bogglingly cool Tu Fawning, and Deli Portland band of the month nominee Ah Holly Fam'ly! What a deal!

- Joel Sommer

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Tender Loving Empire Grand Opening Party Tonight!

 

You're already supporting local music right? So why not support all other types of creative endeavors all under one roof? Tender Loving Empire, the Whole Foods of media and art, is having their Grand Opening Party tonight from 6 - 10pm.

TLE is a media and arts collective, record label, comics imprint, consignment store with tons of homemade goods (cards, jewelry, pillows), gallery, custom screenprinter, concert/event production house, and a dangerous place to go if you are on a shopping hiatus.

Under their label are popular local bands Typhoon, Hosannas, and Boy Eats Drum Machine, the lattter of which will be playing at the party at 8:30 p.m. You can also check out earlier in the night an art show curated by Hungry Eyeball.

TLE is fully supportive of Do It Yourself activities, so why don’t you Do Yourself a favor and head out to their party tonight at 412 SW 10th Ave. (1-1/2 blocks south of Powell's Books, across from the Ace Hotel Cleaners)?

It will be a great chance to hear some good music, see some cool art, support the local arts, and check out awesome handmade items in their store. But be warned, I hear it's hard to leave without buying something.

- Deanna Uutela

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Save the mustache, save The Parlour!

 

The Parlour, Southeast Portland’s All-Ages Mustachioed Venue, only burst forth in late October, but the venue needs your help to stay open or it may be forced to close its doors before the end of May.

Here's a Facebook note from the hosts:

The Parlour crew has been hanging on as tightly as we could since the very beginning, but recent unfortunate developments with the property have made it impossible for us to continue as what we are. It weighs very heavily in our minds to have to notify our patrons and acts of this drastic change, but we will be unable to keep our doors open after a short while, most likely the end of May, if not sooner. We just might be able to save this, though!

This Thursday, come down to The Parlour to try to save southeast Portland's all ages venue! Felecia & The Dinosaur, Your Canvas and Soap Collectors will be playing deliciously awesome sets for you splendid little ears in hopes that we might stick around! All the proceeds from the door will be going to The Parlour to help us batten our doors and keep this thing afloat!

7pm, donations at the door, all ages!

- Chris Young

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Pierced Arrows Set to Teach the Pipsqueaks a Thing or Two Tonight at Rotture

 

Though married musicians Fred and Toody Cole are now in their 60s, the rock 'n’ roll duo show no signs of retirement. The indie rock veterans performed for 20 years with their band Dead Moon, but since that band's demise in 2006, you'll have to see them grace the stage of Rotture tonight with Pierced Arrows. This is most definitely not a bad thing.

The '80s garage/country-rock style that Dead Moon was known and respected for is not missing from Pierced Arrows' potent lineup of tunes, but you will hear more of a punk influence thanks in part to the tenacious drumming of Kelly Halliburton. This band has more fire, stage presence and energy than a band half their age, and it's easy to see why they have been owning Portland stages for over two decades.

Check out these living legends at Rotture tonight along with Hungry Ghost, and Lana Rebel & the Broken Promises. And don't forget to help welcome Don't's new CD into the world, as they parlay their old school punk/blues/country conglomerate under the watchful lead guitar of Dan Lowinger, and the Hynde-esque vocals of Jenny Don't. 

Show kicks off at 9 p.m with a cover charge of a measly $8.

- Deanna Uutela

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