It’s been way, way, way too long, so once again I’m stepping out to lend a hand to Earl & the Reggae Allstars in Portland this Sunday:
Sunday, June 7 6PM-9PM
Thirsty Lion Pub, SW 2nd & Ash, Portland
Free, *All Ages*
As always, it’ll be an evening of good old fashioned reggae, dancehall & dub, and the kids’ll love it!
See you there!
I’m absolutely thrilled to be involved in the production of the upcoming Pangaea Project Benefit Concerts at the Crystal Ballroom here in Portland, OR. An annual tradition, the concerts benefit The Pangaea Project, a non-profit group that does local and international leadership development work with low-income students.
As if it weren’t enough for the concerts to be for a good cause, they also manage to wrangle an absolutely smashing lineup of musicians each year — and this year is no different: Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Michael Kang from SCI, Will Bernard, Stanton Moore, Scott Law, and many others, all mixed into the magically delicious musical smoothie that is the Everyone Orchestra. Never the same band twice, EO, led by conductor Matt Butler, is a heady, excursive trip down improv lane, with twists, turns, jumps and shouts that never fail to delight.
EO’s performing two nights — May 16th and 17th — and it’s going to be a blast. We just finished a big push last week to get the website launched and the event announced, and I’m very happy with the results so far — tickets, lineup, assorted eye candy, etc — it’s all here:
Hope to see you there!
Sunshine after a rainy ride into the office, but the sky still looks a little threatening.
The Steel Bridge has been providing lots of design inspiration these days — it”s easy to overlook it among Portland”s long line of grand bridges that hold east and west together like a string of butterfly bandages or surgical staples, but its quirky early-industrial pulleys and cables have always seemed oddly charming to me, in a little-engine-that-could sort of way.