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Eugene Weekly : Music : 04.28.05

Rocking Cinco de Mayo

Los Mex Pistols Del Norte come out shooting.


There is no better band in Eugene to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with than the Los Mex Pistols. But last Cinco de Mayo, Los Mex Pistols Del Norte were nowhere to be seen. All the way across the ocean in Singapore, the septet electrified a room full of hundreds with their explosive rock and traditional Latin music hybrid.

Los Mex Pistols Del Norte. 12:15pm, Hult Center Lobby, FREE. 9pm, The Jungle. Thursday, May 5 $8.

A Mex Pistols fan originally from Denver sought out the band to perform at his new microbrewery in Singapore, explains Bruce Hartnell, the leader of the band and a godfather to the Eugene punk scene. "I thought the guy was full of shit, I didn't know if I could believe it or not. So I sent these outrageous demands in the contract and everything and he came through."

Because Eugene is a college town, the rock scene tends to lack an institutional memory. Many band members and scenesters graduate and leave town. Los Mex Pistols Del Norte is a band that pops its head out of the ground about as often as the illusive groundhog. This leaves some to wonder, "Where are they now?" or the youngins asking, " Who dat?" However, the band, which has surfaced with several different lineups since 1995, has grown into more of a local, cultural institution these days than a traditional rock band.

Infusing the sounds of tejana, conjunto, ranchera and norteno music with elements of paso dobles (celebratory music played at bullfights), Morricone instrumentals, along with punk and surf rock riffage, the band can navigate that borderland between rock and Latin, impressing the young and old with an uptempo, culturally rich sound. Vibrant layers of horns, tuba, farfisa organ and accordion clash with twangy guitars, staccato snares and incessant crash cymbals.

"We've played bull fight songs and there's a mosh pit going on," Hartnell says. "In the same context, we can play that same music in exactly same way in the lobby of the Hult Center to a room of geriatric people and they think it's a high-cultural thing."

The group has also become more selective with the gigs over their years; partially due to the band members' conflicting schedules, and partially due to less visible gigs at larger county and cultural festivals. They are slated to perform at this year's state fair, as well as another large festival on the San Juan Islands. The Pistols will also return to Singapore for Oktoberfest.

"I try to play, not just at the same rock club over and over," Hartnell states.

Don't miss a chance to catch the Pistols this Cinco de Mayo at the Jungle. Their all-night-long performance will cover everything from norteno to '50s instrumentals.   



The Opposite of Erosion

Northwest Royale's tour kickoff


Northwest Royale has kicked out enough members to make up a whole new band. It's not because they're assholes. It's because they're really serious about loud, in your face, energy overload metal.

Northwest Royale, Miss Anne Thrope, Kill On Sight, Severed. 9pm, The Wetlands. Saturday, April 30 $5

"Back in 2000 when me and Colt started this, we decided we weren't going to take any shit," said drummer Chris Phillips. "If you slack, you're gone. We went through so many people because they didn't have the same goals as we do. But everyone here now is serious."

At that point, Colt Williams, lead singer and guitarist, jumped in, as he often does both literally and figuratively. "You should probably also mention that we're still friends with all those guys."

Which may be true, but "those guys" are still out of one of Eugene's hardest working, hardest touring bands — a band that, because of their work ethic, has a good chance of clawing their way to the top. They've had the same line-up since 2003 with Phillips, Williams, Blake Owens (percussion and keyboards) and Kenny Nestor (bass) and have logged thousands of miles, hundreds of shows and built their steadily growing fan base. In fact, they're leaving for a three-week tour in early May and kicking it off with a show at the Wetlands.

"It's the opposite of erosion," said their roadie, Ethan Haskell.

Their music is an angry, relentless, growling assault with so much energy that it zings through the room like lightening. It attracts a core audience that turns every floor into a roiling mosh pit of teens and 20-somethings, screaming the words to every song at the top of their lungs, bouncing up and down and pumping their fists in the air.

"We've had bar shows where [underage] kids set up lawn chairs outside the show on the sidewalk," Owens said. "Or where they'll try to sneak into the show." Even on the sidewalk, their fans could probably hear the music just fine. These shows are the ones where you feel the beat because it's rocking the building.

Officially sponsored by Jägermeister, Rockstar, Randall amps and Benavente Guitars ("Please mention our sponsors in the story," band manager Brian Smith requested) NWR recently finished recording their second CD, The Nosebleed Section, with producer Chris Hansen on the same soundboard used for Pink Floyd's The Wall.

But all these guys really care about is that it sounds good. "Drinkin' Again" is particularly notable for its contagious refrain and hint of a melody. And energy. Lots and lots of energy.

Because when NWR starts playing, it doesn't seem to matter if they're in a garage under fluorescent lights surrounded by broken cars or under the spotlight on a stage in front of 1,000 people. It's the music that feeds them, their oxygen.

"We don't want to be millionaires," Phillips said. "We want to live music, breathe music and eat music."



Magnolia's Melancholy

Haunting and memorable mood music


Magnolia Electric Co., The Court and Spark, Deke Falcon. 9pm, Sam Bond's Garage. Monday, May 2 $5

Jason Molina, the main force behind Magnolia Electric Co., is a familiar name to a certain sort of music fan: He recorded seven albums in seven years under the Songs: Ohia name, which has since been retired. Molina traded in Songs: Ohia's constantly rotating cast of players for a set band that includes Jennie Benford, who's perfected her reedy, timeless vocal style in her years with Jim and Jennie and the Pinetops. After a limited edition live album, Trials and Errors, Magnolia Electric Co. has just released What Comes After the Blues, a polished, graceful collection of heartbreak tales and melancholic ballads.

"The Dark Don't Hide It," the album's first song, seems like a declaration of influence: There's a lot of Neil Young going on here, especially in the rolling, singalong chorus. But the album's tone immediately shifts as Benford takes the lead on "The Night Shift Lullaby," a slightly sinister ballad that alternates Benford's tremulous voice with a sweeping steel guitar. Throughout What Comes After the Blues, Benford is often the bright note, a light in the gray dusk that settles over much of the album.

There's a resignation to many of Molina's songs, a worn-out, wound-down tone that sometimes seems to mute his more delicate melodies. But there's also an appealing immediacy to the record, the likely result of recording live, catching the songs as they were played. While Magnolia Electric Co. shares some common ground with Uncle Tupelo and Whiskeytown, these songs are a little less jovial about their sadness, a little less likely to tuck a musical wink alongside forlorn lyrics. As Benford and Molina wind their voices in "Northstar Blues," singing "How can I be the only one/ Whose life can't live up to the lie?" the sweet, sad simplicity of the album's prettiest song stands completely on its own.



Big Finishes

Classical music companies close the season with colossal compositions.


The recent LTD strike got all the attention here, but labor vs. management battles have erupted around the world lately in, of all places, symphony orchestras. The working stiffs won the most famous such conflict in 1772, when orchestra musicians complained to their composer/conductor, Joe Haydn, that their employer, Prince Esterhazy, kept extending their six-month season.

Brazilan singer/songwriter Luciana Souza

Since the musicians lived on the prince's remote Austrian estate for half the year while playing music for his court, this meant extending the players' long absence from their homes, other performance and work opportunities, and, not least, their wives. "I was young and lusty in those days, too," Haydn wrote later, "and thus no better than they."

Eager to convey the message that it was time to let his players go, yet unwilling to offend an employer who'd been known to dismiss or cut the pay of unruly employees, Haydn devised a musical hint even an inbred monarch couldn't miss. It turned his superb "Farewell" symphony into one of the cleverest and most delightful valedictory works in music. I won't spoil the surprise for newbies by revealing it here, so you'll have to attend the Oregon Mozart Players concerts on April 30 or May 1 at the Hult Center to see why it's the perfect work to end the season.

The rest of the program glitters, too, with the suite from Gabriel Faure's Pelleas and Melisande (which boasts a famously lilting theme) and even a contemporary work, John Musto's Dove Sta Amore, a cycle of five songs about relationships (including their comic side) based on poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, James Agee and Carl Sandburg. The songs feature Musto's wife, soprano Amy Burton, who'll also sing the most ravishing of Mozart's too-seldom heard concert arias, "To Forget You." Musto and Burton will also perform songs from the 1920s and '30s by French and American composers at Luna on Thursday, April 28.

In recent years, Eugene's classical music companies have saved the biggest for last, and as the end of the season draws nigh, some large-scale masterworks loom. On Saturday, May 7, the Mozart Players join the Eugene Concert Choir for Beethoven's mighty Missa Solemnis. Many of his contemporaries (especially those expected to sing its more fearsome passages) considered the piece insanely radical, but the composer himself counted it among his greatest achievements. He wrote this mass in 1823, at the same time he was sketching his ninth symphony, in an attempt to invest the classical romantic symphonic form with the spiritual transcendence of Renaissance church music.

On Thursday, May 12, the Eugene Symphony performs another mega-work for chorus and orchestra, Gustav Mahler's Symphony #2. Mahler aimed for the transcendence and drama suggested by its nickname, "The Resurrection," and symphony and season conclude with the most magnilo

quent of orchestral climaxes. Finally, on Wednesday, May 4, still another grandiose Romantic spectacle comes to town when Opera Verdi Europa brings 100 singers, chorus and orchestra to perform a fully staged version of Verdi's operatic epic of ancient Egypt, Aida.

Up in Portland, on the afternoon of Sunday, May 1, the Northwest's finest new music ensemble, Third Angle, closes its season in typically innovative style when they perform music appropriate to the three different venues in which they'll play it: the US Bank building, Fox Tower and the Hilton basement.

Eugene's new music event of the year is the Bach Festival's presentation this summer of Osvaldo Golijov's magnificent Passion According to St. Mark. One of the singers in that show will be Brazilan singer/songwriter Luciana Souza, who also sang in Golijov's cantata Oceana at the Bach Festival a few years ago. That work introduced her to the work of one of the 20th century's greatest poets, Chile's Pablo Neruda, and Souza's latest CD sets some of his poems to musical themes by the wonderful, underrated Spanish composer Federico Mompou.

She'll probably perform some of those art-pop piano ballads when she appears at the Shedd on Thursday, May 5 with her band, which includes players from Dave Douglas and Herbie Hancock's recent visits here. So this concert will appeal to jazz, pop, classical, and world music fans.

Brazilian music lovers should be at the WOW Hall on Thursday, April 28, for San Francisco's acclaimed Bat Makumba. Supplementing an arsenal of Brazilian percussion with horns, keyboards, accordion, clarinet, bass and more, the group plays rambunctious party music that'll have the hall rocking.




Music Shorts

EW writers take a look at the local music scene.

NoMeansNo Means You Will Go

Canadian trio NoMeansNo declared their intent to pummel a square art-rock peg into a round punk rock hole in 1981 with a 7-inch, Betrayal, Fear, Anger, Hatred.

With all the delicacy of Motörhead in a china shop, they sing songs about alienation, sexual obsession and madness coupled with a warped sense of humor. Founding brothers Rob (bass, guitar and vocals) and John Wright (vocals, drums, keyboards) wear their book smarts on their guitar straps, flecking their songs with articulate and intelligent albeit often weird lyrical moments. A hallmark of their punk hybrid style is ferociously tight playing and jazzy, complex song structure.

Rob Wright, working in a campus cafeteria in Victoria, B.C., in the late '70s, was inspired to start a punk band after witnessing a death-defying performance by fellow Canadian punk rockers D.O.A. He grabbed a guitar and the rest is pure legend.

The Wright brothers also masquerade as hockey-rockers Hanson Brothers. Along with two pals, they retool Ramones-ish three-chord punk gems into fist-pumping songs about hockey and beer.

If you've never seen NoMeansNo, you owe it to yourself to see them at least once. If you're a fan, you already know the drill. NoMeansNo will perform with The Bastard Saints and On the First Day … They Were Kittens at 8:30 pm at the WOW Hall, Thursday, May 5. $10 adv/$12 door. — Vanessa Salvia



Noise Music Fest Examines Space and Sound

In the literal sense, noise involves loud or discordant sound. Combined with the term music, the new label now takes on some semblance of shape and composition, at least in the respect that someone is consciously making and combining sound into a thought-out piece. Enter the world of noise music and Eugene's first NoiseFest taking place on April 29 and 30. Hosted by DIVA and local noise musician Don Haugen, the Eugene NoiseFest will showcase around 20 noise artists from the West Coast (with a heavy emphasis on the Northwest).

Noise music comprises everything from waves of deafening feedback to collections of small blips in still space. Haugen calls it abstract music, comparing its relationship to traditional music the way one would compare an expressionist painting to a Jackson Pollock painting. "You can't use the same music conventions to describe it," Haugen explains.

Noise music lacks standard structure and is usually characterized by its atonality and lack of an organized beat. But because it loosely embraces anything created by unusual means, it doesn't have to be devoid of melody or rhythm. The noise musician's arsenal of non-traditional "instruments" includes, but is not limited to: field recordings, machine sounds, incidental analog noise, primitive and homemade synthesizers and distorted guitar chords. Noise music blossomed from both the cutting edge of modern music as well as its dregs, citing roots in modern classical, early electronic music as well as post-hardcore metal.

With a following as amorphous as its sonic bricolage, general interest in the genre tends to fade in and out, Haugen says. However, as an examination of the basics as well as the complexities of sound and space, the Eugene Noise Fest will prove to be a fascinating first for the region. Catch the Eugene Noise Fest at DIVA Friday and Saturday. Both shows start at 7 pm. $5 each night. Log on to www.humanmonster.comfor more info.

— Steven Sawada



Rising Star Shines Over Eugene

After recently inking a deal with Columbia records and making it onto Rolling Stone's list of top 10 artists to watch in 2004, Brandi Carlile has a lot to smile about.

The 23-year-old singer/songwriter says it was a gig as a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator that taught her about harmony when she was a teen. Apparently she took those lessons to heart.

Playing with twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth (lead guitar and bass respectively) Carlile has spare, trimmed down melodies that burst from within the background guitars that surround and support them. Layered harmonies pile on top of each other as lightly as feathers, creating an amalgam so beautiful you'll barely hear the other parts of the songs.

Her voice, one moment a breathy croon and the next a velvety rich powerhouse, is made for the Top 40. More than anything else, it's what sets her apart. She knows exactly when to lay on the gas and when to back off, when to shout and when to whisper.

Take "Eye of the Needle" off her EP Acoustic for example. It moves along to the steady beat of the strum, floating through verse after verse until the chorus. Without jarring you, the song takes off and carries you with it. All Carlile needs to become a household word is that one big hit, that song that becomes the theme song for some huge sitcom like Dawson's Creek.

But don't let that put you off if you pride yourself on saying you heard it first. Her stuff is real and earthy, not ethereal. Carlile's managed to blend the grit of dark folk with sweet, soaring melodies to create intense, emotion-laden ballads that fall like a steady rain and break through like a rainbow. Brandi Carlile plays Café Paradiso along with Shawn Mullins, 8 pm Saturday, April 30. $ 15 .



With Andy Friedman, Nothing's Off Limits

If you missed Andy Friedman the last time he rolled into Sam Bond's, get thee to the bar and prepare yourself for one hell of a night. No one can figure out what to call Friedman because his show is a combination of art, slide shows and poetry.

So he gets labeled with all these stupid terms that just piss him off. It seems that people either love him or hate him and in Eugene, he's well loved. Maybe it's because we like to think we embrace the bleeding edge, which is where Friedman likes to hang out.

"Maybe I should have a press kit of all those lousy people who don't like anything new," he said, joking, during an interview a few months ago. "At one time, the singersongwriter must have seemed weird. But we've come to a place where it's OK to warble poetry and strum cat guts."

So check out this artist who paints with words and creates melody with images. Andy Friedman performs with The Other Failures along with Ty Connor and Natalie Zukerman at 9 pm at Sam Bond's, Thursday, May 5. $5. — Melissa Bearns




513 E. MAIN ST., COTTAGE GROVE 942-6174

SA: Christie & McCallum—8


999 WILLAMETTE ST. 484-4011

SA: Tim Clarke—8; Jazz


152 W. 5TH ST. 344-0221

FR: Al Rivers—7; Acoustic, folk, blues


50 E. 11TH ST. 686-6619

TH: Pasties, The Waltz Invention—10

FR: Sweater Club, Rhythm Pimps—10

SA: Pellet Gun, Ghetto Princess—10

SU: Caught in the Act Karaoke—10

MO: $1000 Karaoke Contest—9

TU: Guts and Glory Contest—7


WE: Poker Night



115 W. BROADWAY 484-9933

TH: Ellis Paul, Ashleigh Flynn—8; Singer-songwriter, Americana

FR: Climber, Aerodrone—8; Indie

SA: Shawn Mullins, Brandi Carlile—8; Singer-songwriter

SU: Adrian Legg—8; Acoustic guitar

MO: No limit Texas hold 'em—6

TU: Open mic night—7:30

WE: Erica Wheeler (CD release for Almost Like Tonight)—8; Singer-songwriter


1807 OLYMPIC, SPFD. 746-9081

SA: Karaoke w/ Natalie—9



SA: DJ Tekneek—10:30; Hip hop, R & B


510 E. MAIN ST., COTTAGE GROVE 942-8847

FR: Open mic w/ Ron O'Keefe & Friends—8

SA: Greg Lawless, Eric Hause, TEJ—7


4740 MAIN ST. 744-1594

TH: Line dance lessons—7

FR & SA: Code 3 Ranch

SU-TU: Karaoke—8

WE: Latigo


645 RIVER ROAD 463-7632

FR: Music Alliance Show Jam—8:30

SA: Dance party w/ DJ Simy—10



8TH AVE. & CHARNELTON ST. 338-9333

FR: Songwriters' Showcase w/ Peter Oyloe & James Allred—7

SA: Music Alliance show w/ The Alliance Band, Jupiter Hollow—8

MO: "Global Trends, Local Choices"—7; Talk show

TU: Open mic night—7

WE: Global Funk Culture—8


915 OAK ST., DOWNSTAIRS 345-7878

TH: Old School Karaoke, Kamikaze Hip Hop—8

FR: Rob and Carlos present Hip Hop Live—9

SA: DJ Mead—9

MO: Metal Trilogy Mondays—9

WE: Free Sushi Wednesdays—10


959 PEARL ST. 343-2346

TH: Open turntables—10; Funk, R&B, hip hop

FR: Satin Fury, Western Aerial, A.R., Outspent—10; Rock

SA: The Koozies—10; Drinkin' music

SU: Texas hold 'em—3

Kung Fu Karaoke—10

MO: DJ Diablo & DJ Turbo—10; Funk, rock, requests

TU: Free pool—10

WE: Texas hold 'em—7


1795 W. 6TH. 302-9206

TH & SA: Ben Coleman's Karaoke—9


1811 HWY. 99 N. 688-6564

TH: Billy McCoy—9; Country

FR & SA: Michael Anderson Trio—9; Variety, country

WE: Billy McCoy—9; Country


255 MADISON ST. 342-2600

WE: Mark Alan—6; Acoustic guitar


375 E. 7TH AVE. 484-7181

TU: Rooster's Blues Jam—8



13TH AVE. & OAK ST. 434-6553

FR: Aqueduct


1010 OAK ST. 485-4695

TH: Echoes of the Underground w/ DJ Myron, DJ Scamp & Twitch—10

FR: Livin' Funky Fridays w/ DJ Myron & DJ Scamp—10

TU: Drummers' Lounge—9

WE: Acoustic Live w/ Rigo—8:30


259 E. 5TH AVE. 343-8488

TH: Jo Fed's All Star Jazz Jam Session—9

FR: Jake the Cat—9

SA: Jon Fiori & Lori Fletcher—9

SU: Mark Alan—8; Jazz

MO: Skip Jones Hammond Organ Trio—8

TU: Barbara Dzuro—8; Jazz piano

WE: Olem Alves & Mike Hanns—8


25 W. 6TH 221-3360

TU: DJ Tekneek—10; Hip hop, R & B


710 WILLAMETTE ST. 343-0224

FR & SA: Motion Nightclub—9; Hip hop, house, 80s disco

MO: Working Man's Blues Jam—9

WE: Motion Nightclub—9; 80s, house, hip hop


77 W. BROADWAY 342-3358

TH: '80s Night w/Chris, Jenn and John—10

FR: Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons, The Ginger Hustlers—9

SA: Freaks in the House w/ DJ Steve Sawada & The Audio Schizophrenic—10

SU: John Henry's Broadway Revue—10; Burlesque, variety

MO: DJ River—9; Eclectic mix

TU: Careen, others—7

WE: DJ Kal El vs. DJ Tekneek—10; Reggae vs. hip hop


23 W. 6TH AVE. 338-9000

SU: The Steve Kimock Band—9

WE: Damian Marley and the Empire w/ Stephan Marley, Triniti—9


4711 W. 11TH AVE. 345-5563

SA: Dancing—9


2757 FRIENDLY ST. 343-3460

SA: Beth Miriam Rose & Melanie Rios—6; Folk guitar & violin



TH: Skip Jones—5; New Orleans piano

FR & SA: Gus Russell—5; Jazz piano

WE: John Crider—5; Jazz piano


33301 VAN DUYNN, COBURG 686-8686

TH: Karaoke/dancing—9

FR: Coyote Ugly night—9; Dancing, karaoke

SA & MO: Karaoke/dancing—9

WE: Coyote Ugly night—9; Dancing


933 OLIVE ST. 687-4643

TH: Eleven Eyes—10; Future jazz

FR: The Sunken Grade Farewell Show—10

SA:  A benefit for Womenspace w/ The Visible Men, Touch Force, The Quick & Easy Boys—10

TU: Manis—10; Jazz

WE: Disco Organica—10


30 E. BROADWAY 434-5862

TH: "I Love Paris/J'aime New York!" w/ Amy Burton & John Musto—8

FR: Erik Muiderman—7; Singer-songwriter

JC Rico & Zulu Dragon—9:30; Chicago blue

SA: Erik Muiderman—7; Singer-songwriter

Lo Nuestro—9:30; Central & South American


1626 WILLAMETTE ST. 344-8600

TH: Mac's & Mo's Jamm

FR: Zsa Zsa

SA: Juke Joint Blue

WE: Christie & McCallum


550 E. 13TH ST. 349-8986

FR: Norman Mesman—5; Flamenco, classical guitar



TH: "Down for It" tsunami relief benefit w/ Genus Pro, Dance Northwest, Michael Kay, Balou the Sasquatch, others—8


86495 COLLEGE VIEW ROAD 747-4031

FR: Lucidic & The Brothers of Beat—9; Conscious groove

MO: Micro Movie Night—8 & 11


1193 MONROE ST. 343-0863

TH: Al Rivers—8; Acoustic

SU: Poetry open mic—7

WE: Open mic—7



SU & WE: Music jam/open mic w/ Keith Harrison


115 COMMONS 349-0707

TU: Karaoke w/ Jared—9


770 S. BERTELSEN 342-5028

TH: Blues Jam—8


444 E. 3RD AVE. 484-2927

TH: Nancy Ream & John Crider—9; Jazz

FR:  Tim & Tonic—8; Rock, variety

SA:  Music Alliance Show Jam—8:30

TU: Patrick & Giri—8; Hot & tasty acoustic


767 WILLAMETTE ST. 687-9102

TH: Old-time jam—7:30; Appalachian

TU: Tango night w/ Andrew McCullough—7:30

WE: Irish jam—7:30; Celtic


2105 W. 7TH 485-5925

FR: Nicolette Helm—9; Blues

SA:  Cheeseburgers—9

TU: Karaoke w/ Jon-Michael—9

WE: Blues Jam—8:30


225 COBURG 342-5181

FR & SA: RockIt—9:15; Classic rock


205 COBURG RD. 342-5201

SU: Blues jam w/ Jerry Zybach—7


407 BLAIR 431-6603

TH: Arse—9; Rock

FR: Fred Van Vactor motorcyle benefit w/ Fred, Mood Area 52, Dan Jones—9:30; Rock

SA: Yeltsin, The Fast Computers, Ms. Led—9:30; Rock, indie

SU: Irish Jam—5

LaunchPad, The Dead Americans, Jayme Vinyard—8:30; Rock

MO: Magnolia Electric Co., The Court and Spark, Deke Falcon—9; Rock

TU: Sam Bond's Bluegrass Jam—9

WE: Fulero/Butler Duo, Mojow and the Vibration Army—9; Rock


825 WILSON ST. 484-4455

TH: Bingo—7

SA: Live DJ—9

MO: Free pool—8

WE: Trivia Night—8


401 E. MAIN ST., COTTAGE GROVE 767-0320

WE: Open Mic Night w/Ron O'Keefe—8:30



SA: The Sonny Hess Band—8:30; Blues


1704 E. MAIN ST., COTTAGE GROVE 942-8713

TH-SA: DJ dancing—9:30

WE: Stand up comedy—8; DJ dancing—9:30


894 E. 13TH AVE. 344-6174

TH: DJ Smuv & DJ Tekneek—10; Hip hop, R & B

SU: Free pool

MO: Hip Hop vs. Dancehall w/ DJ Tekneek

TU: Karaoke


394 BLAIR BLVD. 687-8383

MO: 15 Minutes of Fame w/ Ol' What's His Name's Open Mic—9

WE: DJ Secret Hippie's Disco Inferno


3350 GATEWAY, SPFD. 747-0332

FR: Karaoke & dancing w/ Jared—9


922 GARFIELD ST. 345-3606

SA: Northwest Royale, Kill On Sight, Miss Anne Thrope, Severed—9; Metal, hardcore



291 W. 8TH AVE. 687-2746

TH: Bat Makumba—8:30; Brazilian funk

FR: Benefit for Oxfam America's Global Emergencies Fund w/ Jonathan Jackson and Enation, Kristy Thirsk, John Stephens, Cary Judd—7:30; Singer-songwriters

SA: WYMPROV!, The Hamazons—8; Improv comedy

WE: Menomena, Yeltsin, Talkdemonic—9:30; Rock



FR & SA: The Survivors—9; Rock




137 SW 2ND. 752-7570

FR: Arcweld, Tourist, Field Trip—9:30

SA: Port Authority, Adequits—9:30


2527 MONROE AVE. 757-7221

FR: Maryspeak, Evelate—9:30


126 SW 1ST ST. 738-9015

SA: DJ Krusty—9

WE: Open mic night—9


2740 SE 3RD ST. 738-7600

SA: Magpie (CD release for Wayne's Garage 1975-76)—8:30


219 2ND ST. 754-0181

SA: Last Saturday Bluegrass Jam—7:30


126 SW 4TH

FR: Salsa/merengue night—9

SA: Party w/ DJ Hes—9

MO: Karaoke night w/ Patches—9


100 SW. 2ND ST. 753-8057

SA: John Shipe—9:30


125 SW 2ND ST. 754-8522

FR: Sue Miles & Slow Burn—9

SA: Fate 55—9

WE: Improv blues & jazz jam w/ Neal Grandstaff & Ray Brassfield—8:30