Wednesday, December 3, 2008

CD Release shows this weekend

Going to be out of town for a few days and busy, but thought I'd post a heads-up on a few music events you might want to check out.

It's time for three more CD release shows this weekend . . .

On Friday Chris Robley & The Fear of Heights will be doing a show to celebrate the release of Movie Theatre Haiku. If you're not familiar with the talented Mr. Robley, get thee to the Someday Lounge. Some very fine musical support will be provide by Tango Alpha Tango and James Low. Will be a very fine night of music. I know James will have his new EP, The Blackguard's Waltz available too . . . so do some Christmas shopping while you're there! 9 PM, $8

The Troublemakers will be rockin' Duff's Garage on Saturday night to support their first release, Chop Shop Pit Stop. This is a fine first effort from a band that's graduating from weekend music warriors to serious players on the roots rock/blues scene in Portland. Their live shows get better each time out . . . . Harmonica wizard and vocalist Rich Layton continues to impressively front the band with a passion to entertain. You could have way too much fun at one of their shows. The very fine Colin Lake & Wellbottom will be their special guest. 9:30 PM, $ 6

. . . and on Sunday Thad Beckman will be doing a CD release show for his new one, Me Talking To Me, at O'Connors in Multnomah Village. Another excellent singer, songwriter and guitar player, Thad's music is infused with the sounds of rural blues and country and a lot of soul. He'll be playing with his trio (Denny Bixby on bass/Bryce Shelton on drums) and have some very special guests including longtime Portland music mainstays, Jon Koonce and Steve Bradley. 6 PM, $5

That's three really great shows . . . enjoy the music, grab some new CDs . . . . it's all good!

Back next week . . .

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