This triple crown switches it up with a little cinema mixed in with some great music, cause variety is the key to life and a triple crown would be boring without it.
Thursday, July 14th
Alabama Black Snake
Heaven Generation/Red Ships of Spain/Monster Sized Monsters/The Cover Girls
Ash Street Saloon
225 SW Ash St
21 & Over
The gritty rock of Alabama Black Snake headlines this awesome showcase of local Portland bands. Darkly meaty with metal guitars and abusive rhythm that punches with the force of a prize fighter, Greg T and his fellow outlaws play the sleazy back ally rock'n'roll indicative of dive bars and false neon promises. Just the tip of the of the iceberg, this night is filled with so much music there's no way you can keep yourself away. Filling out the rest of the line up is the atmospheric blues rock of Heaven Generation, the raw bare bones punk of Red Ships Of Spain and Monster Sized Monsters and the unique audio stylings of The Cover Girls. At a dollar a band this is the best deal for live music to come around in some time. So make sure you garb a friend or two and make it down for a night of great Portland talent.
Friday, July 15th
"The Wanteds" Movie
West Coast, Portland Premier/ After Party
Whitsell Auditorium-Portland Art Museum/Tiger Bar
1219 SW Park Ave/ 317 NW Broadway
Mature Audiences/21 & Over
Friday night marks the west coast premier of the award winning documentary The Wanteds. Directed by local rock goddess Stephanie Smith of Kleveland, this film set out to capture the trials and triumphs of Tommy Harrington as he transversed the country side on his one man tour. What emerged was an emotionally compelling and tragically honest profile of what it takes to go after a dream and the lasting effect of abuse on those who survive it. This is an amazing movie and a must see for any one that loves rock 'n' roll and films.
Directly following the screening will be an after party at the Tiger Bar with a special performance by Tommy Harrington. Harrington will be playing songs form the era of the film. Both events are musts and at $14 dollars total this is an outstanding night of entertainment that will be easy on the wallet.
Sunday, July 24th
1332 W. Burnside
21 & Over
Jack Johnson might have his Hawaiian surfer folk but Redwood Son has his Northwest Americana. A lyrically rich folk pop that captures the plush green and earthy smell of the rain kissed Northwest. Beautifully honest and playfully direct this is music that makes you feel good like the smell of a quick rain evaporating off sun warmed pavement. Joining him on stage for this show at Lola's Room is the earthy rock of Glassbones and the songwriting talent of Chris Marshall and Gabby Holt that has just a touch of country.
This show will make you feel like summer even if the waether won't. So throw caution to the wind and fight the Sunday-Nighters with some great music and a beer or two.