BRIEFLY MUSIC.Byline: The Register-Guard
Umphrey's McGee to perform tonight
Progressive rock band Umphrey's McGee will play a concert today at the McDonald Theatre with opening act Iration.
Umphrey's McGee plays progressive improvisation, "a flow of music similar to a jam band, but more like rock 'n' roll rock 'n' roll: see rock music. ," a bio says.
The band calls its improvisational exercises "Jimmy Stewart," so named after one of its first productive sessions that happened in the Jimmy Stewart Ballroom.
"This form of improvisation differs in approach from the methods utilized by many of their jam band peers," the release says.
The bio compares the group, which first got together in Indiana in college, to King Crimson This article is about the musical group. For the Stephen King character, see Crimson King.
King Crimson are a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. , Yes, Pink Floyd This article includes inline links to audio files. If you have trouble playing the files, see Wikipedia Media help. , Dream Theater and Frank Zappa.
Since 1997 the band has been recording, touring, releasing live albums and playing important festivals, such as Bonnaroo.
Umphrey's McGee played the first Bonnaroo Music Festival, attended by nearly 100,000 people, and sold more CDs than anyone else playing the festival, the release says. Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio and Norah Jones Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress of American and Indian descent. were all there that year.
The latest studio album "Mantis" came out in January.
The show starts at 8:30 p.m. at 1010 Willamette St. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Music for Animals brings its pop to town
On Wednesday at Luckey's, San Francisco-based Music for Animals is touring with its new EP, "If Looks Could Kill."
It's kind of funny that the band's initials are MFA See multifactor authentication. , same as Master of Fine Arts Noun 1. Master of Fine Arts - a master's degree in fine arts
master's degree - an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree , because this band - though not clich or stupidly poppy - is the opposite of what you'd normally conjure when you think of "art band."
If we, the humans, are the animals here, the group has made music for us. They play a catchy, well-executed brand of city-dweller pop that reflects today's '80s revival fashion. This group's music wraps its limbs in leg warmers and arms in sweat bands, climbs in a Delorean and speeds off into a sunset throwing a PBR PBR Pre-Budget Report
PBR Pabst Blue Ribbon
PBR Policy Based Routing
PBR Payment by Results (UK hospital funding)
PBR Permit by Rule
PBR Plant Breeder's Rights
PBR Performance Based Ratemaking
PBR Partition Boot Record empty out the window.
If that image borders on cheesy/trashy, you've got the right idea. Lucky for listeners, they add a little hipster plaid to the mix to temper the flamboyant tendencies. The result is tasteful enough, and accessible from the first song.
A bio says the group began in 2006 in a "small sweaty show at the Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortress which, from its position atop Castle Rock, dominates the sky-line of the city of Edinburgh, and is Scotland's second most visited tourist attraction, after the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. " and now takes a collective approach to songwriting. MFA has completed four national tours for three releases.
Blue Horns Tsisperqantselebi (Georgian: ცისფერყანწელები; The Blue Horns out of Portland is touring with MFA. The show starts at 10 p.m. for a $3 cover. Luckey's is at 933 Olive St.
Trio Subtonic sub·ton·ic
The seventh tone of a diatonic scale, immediately below the tonic.
Noun 1. subtonic - (music) the seventh note of the diatonic scale
leading tone to mark release of new CD
Trio Subtonic will play a CD release party Thursday at Davis' Restaurant and Bar. The Portland-based jazz outfit played Luna and Jo Fed's back when those clubs were open.
Not that those two clubs' closings have anything to do with the sounds coming from Galen Clark's wurlitzer and other keyed instruments, or the upright bass of Bill Athens, or Jesse Brooke's drums and percussion.
The trio plays jazz, "immersed in Brazilian grooves and odd meters." In the bio, the Willamette Week Willamette Week (WW) is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, United States. It features reports on local news, politics, and culture. Its weekly circulation is 89,807. describes Trio Subtonic's music as "truly hypnotic."
"Cave Dwellers" is the second studio effort from the band.
"(W)e love playing this music live, so it's always changing," Brooke says in the release. "But I feel this was a good snapshot of the band coming into its prime."
The show starts at 8 p.m. and Davis' is at 94 W. Broadway. There is a $5 cover.
MC Chris shares bill with `crunk rockers'
MC Chris returns to the WOW Hall Saturday. He calls himself a nerd, but this rapper always has something clever and new up his sleeve. His social skills are too keen to really be a nerd, but he does not shy from rapping about so-called geeky things.
As Chris' initiates know, every MC Chris show is a Halloween party, with fans coming dressed as everything from zombies Zombies
Companies that continue to operate even though they are insolvent. Also known as living dead.
It's advisable to avoid investing in zombies at all costs their life expectancies are highly unpredictable. to Star Wars' characters," the release says.
In the past he has taken his ticket-holders to the movies, but there will be no field trips to the mall after this show.
There will, however, be a performance from the Florida-based punk band Whole Wheat Bread.
The group's "Punk Life" EP includes its "crunk rock" parodies of rap songs. A second album, "Hearts of Hoodlums" came out earlier this year. At past shows, the group sold T-shirts that read "I Love Black People."
Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Showtime is 9 p.m. and the WOW Hall is at 291 W. Eighth Ave.