Light of the Stereo

Light of the Stereo

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Triple Crown: 04/09 - 04/22

It's a Triple Crown, pick one or pick them all it no mater what you're going to love the music.

Saturday, April 14th
I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House
Arliss Nancy / Power of Country
Ted's Berbati Pan
231 SW Ankeny
Doors: 9PM/Show: 9PM
Day Of: $6
21 & Over

Micheal Dean Damron and the boys of I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House play some of the rawest and best rock n roll in the world. There's no hiding the fact that this is one of my all time favorite bands. They are the reason I write about music. Eleven years ago I walked into a local record store and bought their debut CD Creepy Little Noises.What I heard on that disc blew away and I've been hooked ever sense. Like a mix of Lynyrd Skynryd, The Clash and enough Blues harp to be looking for a devil at the cross roads this band punches with the power of a Mack Truck and yet never skimps on meaningful well crafted lyrics.From Flapjack Texas on drums, the stick thin Mole Harris on bass, the guitar genius of Handsome Jon Burbank and finally harp man extraordinaire David Lipkind this band forms one of the most powerful and tightly bonded bands to come out of Portland let alone take a stage. Live there is no equal, believe me I've seen them over 30 times and every show is more jaw dropping then the one before. If you haven't seen this band live you're doing yourself a disservices.
Joining them on stage is the gravel voiced troubadours and new label mates Arliss Nancy and the outlaw honky tonk twang of Power of Country. This hard hitting show could be one of the best thing going on in town this Saturday night and is perfect for Whiskey and a beer or two. So whether your a long time fan or just curious because of the name make sure you get there early cause the show starts at 9.

Saturday April 21st
Debra Arlyn (CD Release)
Jackson Jackson /Naomi Hooley Band
Jimmy Mak's
221 NW 10th
Show: 8PM
All Ages Till 9:30

The boldly lush voice of Debra Arlyn is a lovely thing that is both tenderly soft and deliciously sensual. With a soulful pop that's playful and filled with a youthful energy. Her songs have the light breezy feel of spring. Celebrating the release of her new album Heartbeat at Portland's Jazz hang out Jimmy Mak's, Arlyn is sure to be at the top of her game. Joining her is Portland transplant by way of Alaska Namoi Hooley. An outstanding songstress herself, Hooley weaves her beautiful lyrics over a canvas of masterful piano. Like a bluesy Bonnie Raitt, Hooley sings her life in a soulful honesty that is wonderfully refreshing. Seeing these two women perform is alone, worth the price of admission, but add to it a set by Jackson Jackson and you'll come out ahead no matter what. The venue suggests that you call ahead for reservations and if you want to make it a family event, kids are welcome until 9:30. So grab the family, order a nice glass of wine and sit back and enjoy a night of lovely music.

Sunday April 22nd
Aan/Pure Bathing Culture
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi
Adv.:$10 / Day Of: $12
21 & Over

The atmospheric dream pop of New York native band the Caveman is a wildly dynamic thing that threatens to spill over into chaos, yet always seems to be able to pull back at the last moment. Rolling with an instrumental energy that's majestically beautiful. This band's music is always building and crashing only to build again. As a listener you find yourself wonderfully confused as though tossed from a boat in the midst of a stage four rapid. In contrast the haunting vocals of Matt Iwanusa are a calming presence leading you through the storm like the ghost of Obi One on the planet Hoth. Join them on the bill is Aan and Portland's own Pure Bathing Culture. This show be a great night to get out catch a show and have a few beers. See If you can earn your own Triple Crown by finishing strong with this show at Mississippi Studios. You won't regret it.