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Portugal. The Man is headed to Bend for their first Les Schwab Amphitheater show on the heel's of their incredibly well-received 2017 album,Woodstock. PTM’s previous album came out over four years ago — a long gap for a band who’ve dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. And in true, prolific band fashion, they’ve spent almost every minute since 2013 working on an album called Gloomin + Doomin. They created a ton of individual songs, but as a whole, none of them hung together in a way that felt right. Then John Gourley,PTM’s lead singer, made a trip home to Wasilla, Alaska, (Home of Portugal. The Man’s biggest fan, Sarah Palin) and two things happened that completely changed the album’s trajectory. First, John got some parental tough love from his old man, who called John on the proverbial carpet or dogsled or whatever you put people on when you want to yell at them in Alaska. “What’s taking so long to finish the album?” John’s dad said. “Isn’t that what bands do? Write songs and then put them out?” Like fathers and unlicensed therapists tend to do, John’s dad cut him deep. The whole thing started John thinking about why the band seemed to be stuck on a musical elliptical machine from hell and, more importantly, about how to get off of it. Second, fate stuck again when John found his dad’s ticket stub from the original 1969 Woodstock music festival. It seems like a small thing, but talking to his dad about Woodstock ’69 knocked something loose in John’s head. He realized that, in the same tradition of bands from that era, Portugal. The Man needed to speak out about the world crumbling around them. With these two ideas converging, the band made a seemingly bat-shit-crazy decision: they took all of the work they had done for the three years prior and they threw it out. It wasn’t easy and there was the constant threat that the band's record label might have them killed, but the totally insane decision paid off. With new, full-on, musical boners, the band went back to the studio—working with John Hill (In The Mountain In The Cloud), Danger Mouse (Evil Friends), Mike D (Everything Cool), and longtime collaborator Casey Bates (The one consistent producer since the first record). In this new-found creative territory, the album that became Woodstock rolled out naturally from there Please note that there are new safety policies and regulations for concerts in 2018, including the use of blankets. Low profile chairs are allowed. Check bendconcerts.com for more information.

Location: Les Schwab Amphitheater 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. Bend, OR. | Start: 8/31/2018 6:30:00 PM End:
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Location: Moda Center 1 N Center Ct St Portland, OR. | Start: 6/23/2018 8:00:00 PM End:
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Location: Cuthbert Amphitheatre 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy Eugene, OR. | Start: 6/22/2018 7:30:00 PM End:
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Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure... if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully wed be that band. Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun... but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the little orchestra Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks. One year later, Lauderdale called China Forbes, a Harvard classmate who was living in New York City, and asked her to join Pink Martini. They began to write songs together. Their first song Sympathiquebecame an overnight sensation in France, was nominated for Song of the Year at Frances Victoires de la Musique Awards, and to this day remains a mantra (Je ne veux pas travailler or I dont want to work) for striking French workers. Says Lauderdale, Were very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad and therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America... the America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world...composed of people of every country, every language, every religion.Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London. Other appearances include the grand opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonics Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, with return sold-out engagements for New Years Eve 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2011; four sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall; the opening party of the remodeled Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Governors Ball at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008; the opening of the 2008 Sydney Festival in Australia; multiple sold-out appearances, and a festival opening, at the Montreal Jazz Festival, two sold-out concerts at Paris legendary LOlympia Theatre in 2011; and Paris fashion house Lanvins 10-year anniversary celebration for designer Alber Elbaz in 2012. In its twentieth year, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Pink Martinis debut album Sympathique was released independently in 1997 on the bands own label Heinz Records (named after Lauderdales dog), and quickly became an international phenomenon, garnering the group nominations for Song of the Year and Best New Artist in Frances Victoires de la Musique Awards in 2000. Pink Martini released Hang On Little Tomato in 2004, Hey Eugene! in 2007 and Splendor In The Grass in 2009. In November 2010 the band released Joy To The Worlda festive, multi-denominational holiday album featuring songs from around the globe. Joy To The World received glowing reviews and was carried in Starbucks stores during the 2010 and 2011 holiday seasons. All five albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece and Turkey. In Fall 2011 the band released two albums A Retrospective, a collection of the bands most beloved songs spanning their 18-year career, which includes eight previously unreleased tracks, and 1969, an album of collaborations with legendary Japanese singer Saori Yuki. 1969 has been certified platinum in Japan, reaching #2 on the Japanese charts, with the Japan Times raving the love and respect Saori Yuki and Pink Martini have for the pop tradition shines through on every track.The release of 1969 marked the first time a Japanese artist hit the American Billboard charts since Kyu Sakamoto released Sukiyaki in 1963. Pink Martini albums have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. The band has collaborated and performed with numerous artists, including Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Henri Salvador, Chavela Vargas, New York performer Joey Arias, puppeteer Basil Twist, Georges Moustaki, Michael Feinstein, filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Courtney Taylor Taylor of The Dandy Warhols, clarinetist and conductor Norman Leyden, Japanese legend Hiroshi Wada, Italian actress and songwriter Alba Clemente, DJ Johnny Dynell and Chi Chi Valenti, Faith Prince, Mamie Van Doren, the original cast of Sesame Street, the Bonita Vista High School Marching Band of Chula Vista, California, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and the Pacific Youth Choir of Portland, Oregon. Singer Storm Large began performing with Pink Martini in March 2011, when China Forbes took a leave of absence to undergo surgery on her vocal cords. Forbes made full recovery and now both she and Large continue performing with Pink Martini. Pink Martini has an illustrious roster of regular guest artists: NPRs All Things Considered host, Ari Shapiro, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (who was cantor at the Central Synagogue in NYC for five years), koto player Masumi Timson, harpist Maureen Love, and Kim Hastreiter (the publisher/editor-in-chief of Papermagazine). In January 2012 bandleader Thomas Lauderdale began work on Pink Martinis seventh studio album when he recorded the Charlie Chaplin song Smile with the legendary Phyllis Diller. The album, titled Get Happy, was released on September 24, 2013 and features 16 globe-spanning songs in nine languages. The bands beloved vocalist China Forbes anchors the recording, and she is joined by her new co-lead singer Storm Large, recording with Pink Martini for the first time, along with a cavalcade of special guests including Rufus Wainwright, Philippe Katerine, Meow Meow, The von Trapps & Ari Shapiro. And while still in the studio for Get Happy, Lauderdale simultaneously began work on the band's eighth studio album, Dream a Little Dream, featuring Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August von Trapp, the actual great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp, made famous by the movie TheSound of Music. These siblings have been singing together for 12 years and have toured all over the world in concert. Drawn into the magical orbit of Thomas Lauderdale, they now live together in a house in Portland, Oregon and have been frequent guest performers with Pink Martini for the past two years. The album, released in March 2014, traverses the world, from Sweden to Rwanda to China to Bavaria, and features guest appearances by The Chieftains, Wayne Newton, "Jungle" Jack Hanna, and Charmian Carr (who played Liesl in the original Sound of Music).

Location: Oregon Zoo Amphitheater 4001 Southwest Canyon Road Portland, OR. | Start: 8/26/2018 7:00:00 PM End:
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Alexa Wiley & the Wilderness @ the Mock!

Location: Mock Crest Tavern 3435 North Lombard Street Portland, OR. | Start: 10/19/2018 9:00:00 PM End:
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with Catching Flies Iconic Warp mainstay Nightmares on Wax is announcing his long-anticipated return with new album Shape The Future. The marriage of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club sounds that N.O.W. has been mutating and perfecting for years finds perhaps its most fluid form yet on Shape The Future.Energized by globetrotting runs of studio sessions and DJ sets, this latest salvo is a masterpiece of contemporary and classic genre-blending that solidifies Nightmares On Waxs place as an inspirational electronic music figurehead. This includes the shamanistic vocals of recent single Back To Nature, and in particular the arresting voices of Mozez alongside Kanye West and Flume collaborator Allan Kingdom, as featured on brand new cut Citizen Kane. Nightmares on Wax is one of the most influential artists of a generation, his music has inspired many musicians and producers across the globe over his quarter decade career. As Warps longest serving active artist, he has broadened the sound of the label and paved the way for artists such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Mount Kimbie.

Location: Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russel Street Portland, OR. | Start: 6/8/2018 9:00:00 PM End:
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Location: Crystal Ballroom 1332 W Burnside Portland, OR. | Start: 1/19/2019 9:00:00 PM End:
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Location: Oregon Zoo Amphitheater 4001 Southwest Canyon Road Portland, OR. | Start: 6/23/2018 7:00:00 PM End:
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Location: Mississippi Studios 3939 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR. | Start: 10/6/2018 9:30:00 PM End:
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with Max Gomez After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullinss critical breakthrough came when 1998 Souls Corealbum shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit, Lullaby followed byAAA/Americana No. 1 Beautiful Wreck from 2006s 9th Ward Pickin Parlor. His song, Shimmer, was usedin promotion of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was included on the Dawsons Creek soundtrack.He co-wrote All in My Head which was featured in episode one of the hit TV sitcom Scrubs. Mullins also co-wrote the Zac Brown Bands No. 1 Country tune Toes. In early 2002, he formed the super group The Thornswith Matthew Sweet and Peter Droge. Mullins most recent album, My Stupid Heart, was released in 2015, thetheme of which, Mullins says, can be summed up most succinctly by the song title, It All Comes Down ToLove, the guiding force behind just about every song on the album. Mullins is currently embarking on a recording project in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the release of his album Souls Core, which came out July 17, 1998! He always perform songs from Souls Core in his live sets including Lullaby (Rockabye), Gulf of Mexico, Twin Rocks Oregon, Shimmer and Anchored in You. The song arrangements have evolved through the years as he performed them live and grew as an artist.For the 20th Anniversary, Shawn will revisit the music on Souls Core and record two new versions of thealbum. He is calling this Souls Core Revival. This is not a remix or a remaster of the original, but rather brandnew recordings with new arrangements of the songs one album will be new stripped down soloperformances, some on guitar, some on piano and maybe one acapella and the second will be a new studiorecording with his full band, Soul Carnival.Mullins has partnered with Pledge Music to reach out to fans to join him in the process of making theserecords. Supporters of the project can take part by pre-ordering a download of the records, signed CDs, orhigh-quality vinyl, a live guitar or vocal lesson online with Shawn, Souls Core Revival swag t-shirts, caps,mugs and sweatshirts, a visit to the studio while he records the albums, a personalized Platinum record plaqueof Souls Core, handwritten lyrics to Lullaby - these and many more options to participate in the making of theserecords are available on the Shawn Mullins Pledge Music page.

Location: Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR. | Start: 7/21/2018 8:00:00 PM End:
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