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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Triple Crown: 06/25-07/08

A little eclectic this Triple Crown should hold something for you.

Friday, June 29th
Sara Jackson Holman
Pt. Juncture WA / What Heart
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside
Doors: 8PM /Show: 9PM
Adv.:$8 /Day Of: $10
21 & Over

The simplistically seductive sound of Sara Jackson Holman is filled with sultry nuances that intertwine with her intimate piano in tenderly beautiful ways. Heralding from Bend Oregon you could swear that her brooding styled songs would be more at home in the rain soaked streets of Portland. Having found great acceptance, both locally and nationally, Holman has astutely rode the momentum since the release of her debut album When You Dream. We are honored to have her at our own Doug Fir Lounge celebrating the release of her latest album Cardiology. Joining her is the organically popish rock of Point Juncture, WA and Portland’s acoustically minded female quartet What Heart. Make sure that you catch this show before Holman gets any bigger.


Saturday, June 30th
Bad Habitat
One Movement/mighty misc/Buck Turtle/Eastern Sunz/Sammy Mack/BooSen /Soul Ill /Diction One
Ash Street Saloon
225 SW Ash Street
Doors: 8PM /Show: 9:30PM
Door: $5
21 & Over

Filled with some of the best hi-hop Portland has to offer, this showcase at the Ash Street Saloon will be great on the ears and at $5, easy on the wallet. Adding to the night is the release of Bad Habitat newest album Scissor Tree. Their wonderfully refreshing sound has the energy of classic hip-hop without relinquishing any street cred. With powerfully tight verse delivered with point blank precision this local trio is gaining well deserved attention. In addition to a new album, Bad Habitat has opening slots for DMX and Nos this summer. Certainly the cream that is rising to the top, this show is an opportunity to catch an amazing group in an intimate setting before they get big. So whether you're a hip-hop connoisseur or just a fan of local music, this show is going to fill your needs.           



Tuesday, July 3rd
Cory Branan
Audra Mae
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside
Doors: 8PM /Show: 9PM
Adv.:$8 /Day Of: $10
21 & Over

As a Nashville troubadour Cory Branan has a certain magic with words. His witty songs are ripe with the mysticism of highway white lines and truck stop diners. Few and far between Branan’s northwest shows are like the unexpected visits of a deadbeat dad. You cherish them with all your soul, but in the end it just makes you desire the experience that much more. Pop-psychology aside, make sure you don’t miss this rare performance at the rustic Doug Fir Lounge. Touring in support of his newest album Mutt, this opportunity to catch one of the South’s great modern song writers is a must. Opening the show is the dynamic energy of Audra Mae who’s smoky voice and bold stage presence is sure to make Branan bring his A-game.
So what if it’s a Tuesday night, with a show this good you have to throw responsibility out the window and wear your weariness, the following day at work, like a badge of honor. Believe me your co-workers will envy you.