Coming to Portland

From the Creative Music Guild:

Upcoming Outset Series Shows at Revival Drum Shop (1465 NE Prescott). All shows start at 8 and end by 10. $5-15 sliding scale.
July 3 – Volcanic Pinnacles, Lavas Magmas
July 17 – TRYING, Wishermen
August 7 – Lisa Schonberg, LKN
August 21 – Ifsh, Joe Cunningham/Reed Wallsmith Duo
September 4 – Alyssa Reed-Stuewe, Amenta Abiota

Community Events:

July 9: Experimental Portland #13: Our friends over at Experimental Portland present their 13th show:
NO PHONE http://nophone.bandcamp.com/
CONSUMER. http://consumermp.bandcamp.com/
SUN HAMMER http://sunhammer.bandcamp.com/

SLABTOWN
DOORS AT 8PM
$5 ALL AGES

July 18-21: The 33rd Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Lots of awesome at this festival including Blue Cranes, Thollem McDonas, Tim DuRoche and many more. Go to there.

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Drummer Gerald Cleaver Interviewed

From BLOUIN ARTINFO:

Cramped into one corner of Seeds, a single-room arts space in the quickly gentrifying Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn, on a recent June evening were the five musicians of Black Host: at his drum kit, Gerald Cleaver; hunched over a small synthesizer, Cooper-Moore; backed up against one wall, bassist Pascal Niggenkemper; over to one side, guitarist Brandon Seabrook; and up front, alto saxophonist Darius Jones. The room was otherwise jammed with some two-dozen listeners sitting on folding chairs (including a trumpeter of note and a well-connected concert producer). If this felt like a happening scene, it was. If it looked a bit like someone’s home, it is. Saxophonist and arranger Ohad Talmor lives here. When the band emerged from behind a red curtain, we got a peek into Talmor’s kitchen. Seeds is a low-key, suggested-donation place, and it’s been host to some worthy and inventive music.

Eyvind Kang Presents His Eclectic Mix at the Stone

English: Eyvind Kang live at Saalfelden 2009 I...
English: Eyvind Kang live at Saalfelden 2009 Italiano: Eyvind Kang live a Saalfelden 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Mr. Kang, a global citizen based in Seattle, is principally known as a violist and violinist and is widely recognized for his work with a diverse range artists and bandleaders — Laurie Anderson, Bill Frisell, Beth Orton, Mr. Zorn, Beck. Between such engagements, he has fashioned a body of work that finds common ground in improvisation, European early music, Eastern devotional styles, black metal and more. Some of his music can be abstruse at first brush; much of it is otherworldly and ravishing, especially when the vocalist Jessika Kenney, Mr. Kang’s wife, is involved.

Igloo Magazine Reviews

From igloomag.com:

Oliwa :: Naturalia (Twice Removed)
Coppice Halifax :: Static Pharming (Milieu Music)
Boards Of Canada :: Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp)
6&8: City Plaintive (Xylem)
Pleq & Hakobune :: 0.0 (Murmur)
[.que] :: Drama (Schole)
Fabio Orsi :: Glowing Echoes (Analogpath)