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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday Double Feature by Badd Wolfe

Tuesday Double Feature by Badd MF Wolfe

Since it is my first Tuesday Double feature, I figured I would share the following:

First up, we have Chicago natives Just J and Wisdom Uno of the Group 1773
There's also a special appearance by Chicagoan/World Gypsy Ezekiel38

Next up, I present to you a hometown favorite.  I just discovered this group a few weeks ago. Since I am an extreme judge of  Hip Hop and the people that present it, I feel comfortable giving you..... The Sandpeople !

Pay attention Portlandia, this is your Hip Hop!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A New Voice to Join By the Light of the Stereo

I'm proud to announce that BLS will soon be graced by a new voice. Sean %$&*, better known as Bad Wolfe, will be bringing his extensive knowledge of hip hop to bare but most of all his love of music and real life experience as an performing artist.
We're excited to have him join the BLS team. Look for his articles coming soon. Bad Wolfe will also be taking over the Tuesday Double Feature for February 28th. Please join me in welcoming him. The following is a quick little introduction so you can get to know the man.

Here's the 411:

Sean %$&* AKA: Beast MC or Bad Wolfe

Reside in Portland, Oregon but formerly Chicago, Illinois

Introduction: A one man Wu-Tang Clan that respects ALL genres of music. An MC and fan of Hip Hop that understands that it is a way of life. While I appreciate the music, I take it one step further to gain the lessons interwoven between beats.

Interests: Revenge, Comic Books, Video Games, Rhyming, Psychological Malfunctions, Archery,and TOYS!

Favorite Music: The Black Keys, KRS-1, De La Soul, Peanut Butter Wolf, Waffle Gang, Middleground, Nujabes, Older Metal..............and an abundance of others.

MC tame One has a line that sums up how I like my rhymes: " Tighter than braids, in the 8th grade on picture day!"

Personal Tag line: I'm hotter than Camel Spit.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Double Feature: Toby Keith "Red Solo Cup"& Liam Lynch "United State of Whatever"

Sometimes in life you just want something lite-hearted and fun; something that you don't have to think about. So this week's Tuesday Double Feature is all about the mindless enjoyment of silly things. So sit back and enjoy these two videos and leave all your troubles behind.

Toby Keith - "Red Solo Cup"

Some call it the keg cup, I just know it as "friend."

Though not the biggest fan of mainstream country, I am a long time supporter of the keg cup.

Liam Lynch - "United State of Whatever"


A master of fun Liam Lynch has made his career out of the silly and the absurd and this video is proof. If you're looking for more of his wildness check out the 2003 album Fakes Songs. You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday Double Feature: Adele "Someone Like You" & Christina Perri "Jar Of Hearts"

Love makes you do crazy things. For me it's listening to Top 40 Radio and acknowledging February 14th is anything other than just another day on the calendar.
But almost four years ago that all changed. Before my wife and daughter were in my life, I hated Valentines Day so much I rallied to create a new holiday to counterbalance it and you'd be hard press to catch me listening to any radio station who's playlist consisted of popular artists, let alone any with a household name. Now a days I find myself lingering on the top 40 station even when my daughter isn't in the car.

So this Tuesday Double Feature I dedicate to my wonderful wife and daughter, for without their love I might not have found this wonderful music.

And for those of you that are dreading the hoopla of this crimson stained holiday, take comfort in the fact these are both great break-up songs.

Adele - "Someone Like You"

Having just won 6 awards at this years Grammy's you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in this world that hasn't heard this woman's amazing voice.

Christina Perri
- "Jar Of Heart"

Have gained recognition through the television show So You Think You Can Dance, Christina Perri got a well deserved boost to her career.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Triple Crown: 02/13 -02/26

At first glance you might not think there's a common thread connecting the shows of this Triple Crown, but unlike the Grammy's the common thread is Good Music. So whether you need a fix of metal, glam rock or folk there's a show waiting for you.

Friday, February 17th
Witch Mountain (CD Release)
Sons of Huns /Bison Bison
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi
Adv.:$8/Day Of:$8
21 & Over

If you're in need of your monthly metal fix, look no further. This show at Mississippi Studios is sure to hit the spot. Headlining the night is the bluesy sludge metal of Witch Mountain. Celebrating the release of their highly acclaimed South of Salem album to CD, this weighty doom rock is a righteously thick mix of instrumentation topped by the Joplin like vocals of Uta Plotkin. Profoundly dense and atmospheric, this music is sure to find favor even in those who aren't struck with metal cravings. In addition to the CD release this show also marks the swan-song for long-time bassist Dave Hoopaugh, so make sure you don't miss this chance to see the band in their original line-up. Opening the show are the Sons of Huns and Bison Bison, two amazing bands of their own making for a memorable evening.

Thursday, February 23rd
The Darkness
Foxy Shazam/Crown Jewel Defense
Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave
Tickets West:$23
All Ages

The beautiful bastard child of Queen and Slade, The Darkness is a band that believes from their very core that rock'n'roll should be irreverent, sexy, and above all fun. Though don't be mistaken, these boys from Britain might have a tongue-in-cheek attitude, but they're certainly no joke. Grand and loud this band knows how to throw down, with a full frontal guitar assault that is feared by most dictators and a musical pedigree of the most influential British rock and metal bands pulsing through their veins one must wonder the sheer will power The Darkness must employ to not conquer the world.
Lending additional power and flash are Foxy Shazam and Crown Jewel Defense who are certain to work the crowd into a frenzy. So, whether you buy a ticket for this show or not you're sure to feel it as they rock the hell out of the Roseland Theater, but if you're one of the lucky ones to see the rise of this phenix it's something that you can tell your grandchildren.

Friday, February 24th
Water Tower (CD Release)
Sassparilla / C.W.Beck
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave
All Ages

Playing a richly organic Dust Bowl-Americana folk the boys of Water Tower, formally the Water Tower Bucket Boys, tap a vein of blue grass wonderment that can move even the most hardened of urban-nites. With songs that range from mournful down and out ballads to energetic hoedown numbers, this band has a bit to offer everyone. Celebrating the release of their Where the Crows Don't Fly EP, it should be a good night. A few pints in, you're sure to find yourself dancing in the converted hallways of McMenamins' Kennedy School. Joining them on stage is fellow Portland musician C.W. Beck and the band Sassparilla who will bring their signature speak easy blues and their famously wild live show that is nothing short of jaw dropping.With all that said, how can you pass up free music? With the economy the way it is, you got to take the breaks when they come and with music this good you'd be a fool to miss out. Not to mention, you can take the whole family, what a deal.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sound Art: Witch Mountain @Mississippi Studios

Sound Art is a new feature at BLS that will highlight the amazing work of visual artists that create gig flyers/posters, t-shirt designs and album covers. The music would be there with out them but it just wouldn't be as cool.

So to launch this segment off right, we have this awesome Poster for the February 17th Witch Mountain show at Mississippi Studios.

Designed by Witch Mountain drummer Nathan Carson. He used this awesome image from the 1968 Sci-fi B-thriller The Green Slime.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday Double Feature:Water Tower "Meet Me Where The Crow Don't Fly" & Quiet Life "Jim's Wedding Band"

This weeks Tuesday Double Feature has two videos from local Portland artists that have a little folk flavor to their music. So sit back and in enjoy the sweet organic twang of the Pacific Northwest.

Water Tower - "Meet Me Where The Crows Don't Fly"

I don't know where this was filmed, but I wish I was there.

The organically rustic music of Water Tower, Formally the Water Tower Bucket Boys, is rich with the Northwest folk sound. With songs that can range from energetically playful to painfully mournful this Portland band has something for anyone with an appetite for good music. They'll be celebrating the release of their Where the Crows Don't Fly EP Later this month, so keep an eye out for details in The Triple Crown.

Quiet Life -"Jim's Wedding Band"

If only all wedding were as fun as this.

With opening spots for the Alabama Shakes and The Builders and The Butchers, this Portland Band is quickly gaining ground and winning new audiences. Their style of Folk rock has a classic late 60's, early 70's sound that's remonstrant of Haight-Ashbury Grateful Dead and The Band. Keep your eyes and ears tuned into this band because I'm sure it won't be too long before Quiet Life is a house hold name.