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November 3rd, 2016


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32nd & E Burnside, 503-231-8926.


(Live Performance)
Saturday, November 5th at 3PM

BOB MALONE has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. Classically trained, with a degree in jazz and a lifetime playing rock & roll clubs, theatres, and arenas, Bob’s sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own.

Born and raised in New Jersey, he has lived in New York City, New Orleans and Boston, and is currently based in Los Angeles. As a solo artist, Bob plays around 100 shows a year. He has opened for Boz Scaggs, Subdudes, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, BoDeans, Dr. John, Marcia Ball and many others. As a member of John Fogerty’s band, he has played with Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, and Alan Toussaint.

Malone’s 2015 album, Mojo Deluxe, has received a long list of rave reviews, spent months on the Americana Music Association (AMA) radio charts in the US, and reached #1 on the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) chart in the UK. His music is heard regularly on Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight and The Rachel Ray Show, and he has appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman and The View with John Fogerty.


(Live Performance)
Sunday, November 6th at 3PM

PWR BTTM is a queer punk band consisting of Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce. The band was formed at Bard College where Bruce and Hopkins bonded over a mutual interest in bringing elements of performance and drag artistry into DIY culture. While at Bard the duo recorded a demo, Cinderella Beauty Shop, and the Republican National Convention split EP with Jawbreaker Reunion. On these releases, Hopkins plays guitar and sings, and Bruce plays drums. Since then, the two have begun to share vocal/songwriting duties and have also started to trade off instruments.

This development is very much apparent on their debut LP, Ugly Cherries, an album documenting the duo's experiences with queerness, gender, and adulthood over the course of a year of living in upstate New York. Ugly Cherries was recorded by Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Company in New Paltz, NY and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music. Since recording the album, the band has toured alongside Ra Ra Riot, Mitski, Car Seat Headrest, among others, as they spread their infectious live show across the USA and beyond. Their full-length record is out now as a dual release on Miscreant Records and Father/Daughter Records.


(Live Performance)
Monday, November 7th at 7PM

GABRIELLA KARP is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She's been playing guitar and singing for 5 years and recently began writing her own music. She's been playing shows and multiple open mics around Portland, gaining a local following. Her music is most closely described as a mix of alternative, folk pop, and soul.

NATHAN TUCKER, the singer/songwriter behind the band Cool American, specializes in communicating this end-of-the-night ennui. He has the insight of a pop troubadour; his songs reveal astute observations with a transparency that makes his lyrics—which at first may seem world-weary—hopeful and comforting. Tucker’s throaty voice narrates familiar feelings, making it extremely difficult to avoid empathy or self-reflection as he sings about topics ranging from getting the news about a hospital-bound friend to seeing a band play an all ages spot that will be closed in a year.

JACK MCMAHON has been a performing singer-songwriter for all of his adult life. From his teenage days with New Jersey band “The Nightwatch,” and his early stints as a solo artist in and around NYCʼs Greenwich Village and Upper Eastside clubs, Jack has always given the music priority over antics and image. His colorful voice brought him to the attention of Brill Building songwriters, for whom he worked as a demo singer, and Columbia Records, for whom he cut some of his own songs. Eventually Jack headed West and landed in Portland, where he quickly became a regular on the local music scene fronting “Tracks,” “The Chameleons,” “The Jack McMahon Band,” and working as a solo act. With four albums to his credit, McMahonʼs latest offering “Day For Night” features his skills as a songwriter, singer & guitarist.


(Live Performance)
Saturday, November 12th at 5PM

Cedar Teeth hails from the Cascade foothills, where the sound of saws cut through the Oregon woods and the lights of Portland set the western horizon aglow. The music of Cedar Teeth is shaped by the experience of living in this margin dividing the wilderness from the city. Between the five members of the band emerges a fusion of guitars, banjo, keys and trombone, propelled by bass and drums, while vocal harmonies weave through the music. Their songs are thus sweeping and immersive, at turns rustically melodic, lyrically raw, and aggressive, as they explore the tensions of our time: love, confusion, progress, and corruption in a morally ambivalent landscape.

For those old enough, upon first hearing Cedar Teeth, it is difficult not to hear Levon Helm, Rick Danko and company, The Band, hollering from the grave. Indeed, imagery reflecting organic flesh and bone, mingling with gnarled old-growth roots music, is what this band is all about. Picture Nickle Creek meets The Band, or maybe Neil Young meets Wilco...


(Live Performance)
Sunday, November 13th at 2PM

Album signing and release party for local label NW Metalworx Music featuring the debut LP from 70s Astoria Oregon band Whizkey Stik and a compilation LP featuring Heavy Metal and Hard Rock bands from the 70s and 80s including: Assault & Battery, Cruella, Glacier, Heir Apparent, High Voltage, Outrage, Overlord, Whikzey Stik and others.

Members of the bands Whizkey Stik, Outrage, Glacier, High Voltage and others are planning on attending, and will be signing autographs for fans.

NWMW will also be previewing our huge history book on the Northwest metal and hard rock scenes, to be released in the near future!


(Live Performance)
Sunday, November 13th at 5PM

Logger's Daughter is a roots blues-folk ensemble based in Portland Oregon that taps into the history of Americana music combining soulful blues, moany traditionals and foot-stomping, hand clapping front porch fun.

Betsy Lance, Mike Spicer, Pat Dooney and Bob Macon compose the band which lives and breathes in the lovely storytelling space between fiction and history. They call it “porch music” because it’s what people used to do in the good old days – sit on the front porch and share their stories.

The band has been decades in the making. Mike and Pat have been friends since high school, and came together over a common love of music. Hearing Betsy’s vocals at an open mic (Billie Holliday meets Gillian Welch) they immediately recognized her talent and what she could add to the music. Bob Macon on percussion adds another layer, and the ability to completely change the feel from a ballad to bluegrass jam.

This is where honest folk music meets beer slinging fun all on your grandpa’s front porch.


(Live Performance)
Tuesday, November 14th at 7PM

By his ninth solo album, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, you’d figure Mike Doughty would have slipped into a comfortable pattern, but he’s just not that kind of artist. The former frontman of Soul Coughing is obsessively, constantly driven to sound new.

The title is pulled from a WTF! podcast, on which Doughty’s old buddy Marc Maron used the phrase, somehow, in reference to chewing nicotine gum, in his struggle to quit smoking. The two go back to the East Village comedy scene of the late ‘90s, so when Doughty asked Maron if he could use the line as an album title, the comic responded, “Use it and throw me a bone.”

The record is Doughty’s third collaboration with Queens, NY hip hop producer Good Goose and the two collaborated long distance after Doughty left his longtime New York City base behind for the “fascinating, mysterious town” of Memphis, Tennessee.

Influences for the tracks vary wildly--and not just because Good Goose was, Doughty says, “going through this kind of unexpected heartland-rock phase.” The song “Brian” comes from a beat called the guaila that Doughty heard in a nightclub in East Africa. “Sad Girl Walking in the Rain” was the result of a “Week of Six Sad Songs” songwriting challenge Doughty self-imposed while touring the U.K., writing and recording a daily song, most with “sad” in the title.

Doughty is always coming up with self-imposed songwriting challenges because he’s the kind of artist who is not afraid to push himself to work outside of his comfort zone and take risks. Fortunately for listeners, those risks seem to consistently pay off. In the case of The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, those risks result in a charming, elegant, and ultimately timeless record.

Nov 15th: Adam Torres

Nov 18th: Franks & Deans

Nov 19th: Matt Costa

..and many more to come!

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_______ CD NEW RELEASES:_____________________________________________________________________
  • The Microcosm - Visionary Music
  • Marian Anderson - Let Freedom Ring
  • Eddy Arnold - Complete RCA Victor Recordings
  • Beat Bugs - Beast Of Season 1 & 2
  • Bobby Bland - Singles Collection 1951-1962
  • Blind Boys Of Alabama - Atom Bomb
  • Blind Boys Of Alabama - Go Tell It On The Mountain
  • Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale
  • Graham Bonnet - Book
  • Susan Boyle - Wonderful World
  • Bright Eyes - Fevers & MIrrors
  • Bright Eyes - Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil
  • Arthur Brown - Live 67/68
  • John Bundrick - Fairy Garden
  • John Bundrick - Moccasin Warrior II
  • Buscemi - Sol Y Suave
  • Captain Beefheart - Easy Teeth
  • Captain Kangaroo & Mr Green Jeans - Merry Merry Merry Christmas
  • Chainsmokers - Collage
  • Chelsea - Live At The Music Machine 78
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood - If You Lived Here
  • Civil War - Last Full Measure
  • Shirley Collins - Lodestar
  • Common - Black America Again
  • Covenant - Blinding Dark
  • Crippled Black Phoenix - Bronze
  • Crippled Black Phoenix - Vigilante
  • Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Bill Graham Tribute Concert
  • Czarface - Fistful Of Peril
  • Darcys - Centerfold
  • Dark Tranquility - Atoma
  • Efterklang & Karsten Fundal - Leaves: The Colour Of Falling
  • Electric Prunes - Rewired
  • Esben & The Witch - Older Terrors
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly - African Revolution
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly - Dernier Appel
  • Lee Fields & The Explorers - Special Night
  • FM - Indiscreet 30
  • Fray - Through The Years
  • Front 242 - No Comment
  • Charlie Haden & Liberation Music - Time / Life
  • Hammerfall - Built To Last
  • Herbie Hancock - Early Years
  • Paul Hardcastle - History Of Paul Hardcastle
  • Hilliard Ensemble - Sound Of Martin Luther
  • Glenn Hughes - Resonate
  • Colin James - Limelight
  • Colin James - Little Big Band 3
  • Colin James - Rooftops & Satellites
  • Jim James - Eternally Even
  • Kaiser Chiefs - Stay Together
  • Kentucky Headhunters - On Safari
  • Alicia Keys - Here
  • King - Reclaim The Darkness
  • Klezmatics - Apikorsim
  • Lambchop - Flotus
  • Leaves Eyes - Fires In The North
  • Lonnie Donegan Meets Leinemann - Lonnie Donegan Meets Leinemann
  • Barbara Mandrell - Acoustic Attitude
  • Barbara Mandrell - It Works For Me
  • Dean Martin - Collection 1946-62
  • Ian Matthews - Live At Rockpalast
  • John McSherry - The Seven Suns
  • Merzbow - Hatobana
  • Mother Love Bone - On Earth As It Is In Heaven
  • Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
  • Stevie Nicks - Wild Heart
  • Ozric Tentacles - At The Pongmaster's Ball
  • Pineapple Thief - Tightly Unwound
  • Pineapple Thief - Variations On A Dream
  • Pop Group - Honeymoon On Mars
  • Porcupine Tree- Octane Twisted
  • Bud Powell - Classic Recordings: 1949-1956
  • Bud Powell - Classic Recordings: 1957-1959
  • Pretty Maids - Kingmaker
  • Queen - Queen On Air
  • Residents - Present Delta Nudes
  • Wallace Roney - Place In Time
  • Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The Hunter
  • Klaus Schulze - Dig It
  • Klaus Schulze - Interface
  • Robert Shaw Chorale - Christmas Hymns
  • Southside Johnny & Asbury Juke - Messin With The Blues
  • Southside Johnny & Labamba's - Grapefruit Moon
  • Status Quo - Aquostic II - That's A Fact
  • Dave Stewart & Spiritual Cowboys - Live At Rockpalast
  • Stiff Little Fingers - Rockers
  • Stratovarious - Destiny
  • Stratovarius - Visions Of Europe
  • STRFKR - Being No One Going Nowhere
  • Tad - 8-Way Santa
  • Tad - God's Balls
  • Tad - Salt Lick
  • Johnny Thunders - I Think I Got This Covered
  • Ventures - Venture's Christmas Album
  • Warlock - Warlock Live With Doro Pesch
  • Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters Story
  • Frank Zappa - Chicago 78
  • Frank Zappa - Little Dots
  • Frank Zappa - Meat Light
  • John Zorn - Classic Guide To Strategy


_________VINYL NEW RELEASES_________________________________________________________________

    • Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
    • Aerosmith - Pump
    • American Wrestlers - Goodbye Terrible Youth
    • Angels & Airwaves - I-Empire
    • Black Uhuru - Live At Rockpalast
    • Bon Jovi - 7800 Fahrenheit
    • Bon Jovi - Bounce
    • Bon Jovi - Circle
    • Bon Jovi - Crush
    • Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day
    • Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith
    • Bon Jovi - Lost Highway
    • Bon Jovi - New Jersey
    • Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
    • Bon Jovi - These Days
    • Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale
    • Bon Jovi - What About Now
    • Joe Bonamassa - Ballad Of John Henry
    • Joe Bonamassa - Beacon Theatre
    • Joe Bonamassa - Blues Deluxe
    • Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
    • Bright Eyes - Fevers & MIrrors
    • Bright Eyes - Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil
    • Johnny Cash - Christmas Spirit
    • Johnny Cash - Christmas" There'll Be Peace
    • Chelsea - Faster Cheaper Better Looking
    • Chelsea - Traitor's Gate
    • Shirley Collins - Lodestar
    • Czarface - Fistful Of Peril
    • John Denver - Rocky Mountain Christmas
    • Alexandre Desplat - Light Between Oceans
    • Diamond Head - All Will Be Revealed
    • Diamond Head - What's In Your Head
    • Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues
    • Eric Dolphy - Out There
    • Esben & The Withc - Older Terrors
    • Dan Fogelberg - Souvenirs
    • Front 242 - No Comment
    • Gojira - Terra Incognita
    • Gojira - The Link
    • Gojira - The Link Alive
    • Hammerfall - Built To Last
    • Peter Hammill - Enter K
    • Heart - Dog & Butterfly
    • James Newton Howard - Fantastic Beasts
    • Ian Hunter Band - Live At Rockpalast
    • Colin James - Blue Highways
    • Bert Jansch - It Don't Bother Me
    • Quincy Jones - Roots
    • Kaiser Chiefs - Stay Together
    • Killers - Hot Fuss
    • Lambchop - Flotus
    • Mannequin Pussy - Romantic
    • MNDSGN - Body Wash
    • Roy Motgomery - H: Bender
    • Roy Motngomery - M: Darkmotif Dancehall
    • Roy Motgomery - Q: Transient Global Amnesia
    • Roy Motngomery - R: Tropic Of Anodyne
    • Mother Love Bone - On Earth As It Is
    • Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
    • Stevie Nicks - Wild Heart
    • Oasis - Be Here Now
    • Panic At The Disco - Vices & Virtues
    • Graham Parker & Rumour - Live At Rockpalast
    • Paul Collins' Beat - One Night
    • Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
    • Placebo - Place For Us To Dream
    • Queen - Queen On Air
    • Billy Lee Riley - Red Hot
    • Ryuichi Sakamoto - Music For Film
    • Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until The Hunter
    • Michael Schenker - Hard Rock Legends 2
    • Tiomothy Schmitt - Leap Of Faith
    • Nina Simone - Very Rare Evening
    • STRFKR - Being No One, Going Nowhere
    • Sum 41 - Chuck
    • Tad - 8-Way Santa
    • Tad - God's Balls
    • Tad - Salt Lick
    • James Taylor - Best Live
    • Television - Adventure
    • Henry Threadgill & Zooid - In For A Penny
    • Johnny Thunders - I Think I Got This Covered
    • Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
    • Luther Vandross - This Is Christmas
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Soul To Soul
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan & David Bowie - Space Oddity
    • Violent Minds - Eyes Of Death
    • Rick Wakeman - Burning
    • Jah Wobble - Japanese Dub
    • Jah Wobble - MU
    • Chely Wright - I Am The Rain

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shows around town...

Aladdin Theater: Bill Frisell, John Mayal, Lee Fields, Eric Johnson, The Zombies
Crystal Ballroom: Mac Miller, Rae Sremmurd, Lupe Fiasco, Phantogram, Brandi Carlile
Doug Fir: Sean Hayes, El Perro Del Mar, Kool Keith, Kyle Craft, Patterson Hood, Rooney
Mississippi Studios: Genders, PWR BTM, The Suffers, Kevin Devine, The Cave Singers
Revolution Hall: Boz Scaggs, Radiation City, Thee Oh Sees, Robert Glasper, David Bazan
The Roseland: Shovels & Rope, Kamasi Washington, Jim James, Tove Lo, Circa Survive
The Wonder Ballroom: Toro Y Moi, Fishbone, Sleigh Bells, Car Seat Headrest, Aesop Rock












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