Blink leader now an Angel.Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard
Blink-182's Tom DeLonge Thomas Matthew DeLonge, Jr. (born December 13 1975) is an American musician, best known as the founding member of, and guitarist/vocalist in, bands Blink-182, Box Car Racer, and Angels and Airwaves. has started a new band. It's called Angels and Airwaves and will be at the McDonald Theatre on Wednesday.
The band formed in 2005 and went into the studio to create what became the May 2006 release, "We Don't Need to Whisper."
DeLonge has his ideas about how he wants fans to hear the new work.
"I really want the room to be dark, with black light or a candle," he says in a news release. "People should have headphones Head-mounted speakers. Headphones have a strap that rests on top of the head, positioning a pair of speakers over both ears. For listening to music or monitoring live performances and audio tracks, both left and right channels are required. on, and they should be really comfortable, maybe sitting on the floor, leaning against the bed. I spent a year and a half working on this record, trying my hardest to give people a moment of escapism es·cap·ism
The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment. .
`All I ask is 50 minutes of a lowered heart rate."
As a member of Blink-182 for more than a decade, DeLonge says he came to a crossroads in early 2005 when that band was on a break.
"The first choice was to lie around and be sad, thinking back to the times when I was in a big band on top of the world. The second choice was to continue to make new music and take it to a completely different level.
`While I did want to satisfy my Blink fans, I also wanted to bring in a whole new generation of listeners."
He emphasizes that Angels and Airwaves is not a side project, as Box Car Racer This article
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The show, at 1010 Willamette St., starts at 8 p.m. with openers Under the Influence of Giants. Tickets are $22.50 in advance and $25 at the door.
Today, Tango Center The Tango Center is a non-profit social dance center, in downtown Eugene, Oregon.
It is one of the largest community-based non-profit social dance centers in the US, and the largest in North America dedicated to Argentine Tango. The facility is over 8,000 sq. ft.
Those of you who caught Tiempo Libre at the Shedd in October got an earful ear·ful
1. An abundant or excessive amount of something heard, such as talk or music.
2. Gossip, especially of an intimate or scandalous nature.
3. A scolding or reprimand. of timba music, a style that is heavily influenced by a more traditional Cuban music, son.
Today's your chance to hear live son music performed by Cana Son from Portland.
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1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a news release, the group focuses on popular Cuban son from the turn of the 19th century through the 1950s.
"Son is the forefather of contemporary salsa music Salsa music or "salsa" is a Latin music generic/umbrella term developed in New York City specifically during the 1970s that was used to describe mainly Afro-Cuban popular Latin dance music generally utilizing rhythms from Cuba, particularly son and guaracha. and is said to be the most important genre of Cuban music," the release says.
Cana Son covers material from Trio Matamoros Trio Matamoros was one of the most popular early Cuban bands. Formed in 1925 by Miguel Matamoros, Rafael Cueto and Siro Rodriguez, Trio Matamoros had a unique brand of musical identity called bolero-son. In 1940, Guillermo Portabales joined the trio. , Ramon Veloz, Ignacio Pineiro, Arsenio Rodriguez, Felix Chapottin, Beny More, la Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz Celia Cruz (October 21 1925 – July 15 2003) was an Afro-Cuban-American salsa singer who spent most of her career living in New Jersey, and working in the United States and several Latin American countries. and many others.
To celebrate the release of its self-titled debut CD, the band is coming to the Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway, today for a 9:30 p.m. show. There is a $10 cover at the door.
Sunday, Cozmic Pizza
The Austin, Texas, band the Black is inspired by Stagger Lee Lee Shelton (also known as Stagger Lee, Stagolee, Stackerlee, Stack O'Lee, Stack-a-Lee and by several other spelling variants) was a black cab driver and a pimp () convicted of murdering William Lyons on Christmas Eve, 1895 in St. , Bob Dylan, the Band, Stax soul and Hank Williams.
"The Black search restlessly for the familiar rhythm and the hidden note," a news release says.
David Longoria and Alan Schaefer write the songs. Its first release, "Tanglewood," was recorded in 2004.
The Black play at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cozmic Pizza, 199 W. Eighth Ave. The cover is $5.
Monday, Cozmic Pizza
Since becoming a solo artist about a year ago, Alex Arndt has been working hard.
A news release says that Arndt, 27, usually plays his solo material accompanied by an acoustic backing band. Lately, it adds, he is focusing on performing live as often as possible to perfect his artistry and showmanship.
Arndt "creates music that is heartfelt, completely inspired, and not contrived," the release says.
The show starts at 8 p.m. The cover is $2 to $5.
with Sharkey & DJ P Nyce
C-Rayz Walz, one of the original members of the infamous rap crew Stronghold, has been a fixture in the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of hip-hop scene for years, a Taboo news release says.
He hosts hip-hop shows and events and "has more charisma and energy than most rappers can dream of," the release says. "He's battled and beaten the top battle emcees in the world (including freestyle legend Supernatural)."
Wu-Tang member Raekwon hand-picked C-Rayz Walz to open for him on his last tour.
C-Rayz Walz has a new album out, "Year of the Beast." It includes guest appearances by El-P, M-1 of Dead Prez prez or Prez
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President. Often used with the. , Jean Grae, Vordul Mega of Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic.
Tickets are $5 and available the night of the show, which starts at 9 p.m. Taboo is at 23 W. Sixth Ave.
Wednesday, the Shedd
Keola Beamer's musicianship accentuates the stories that his songs tell about the culture and the experience of being Hawaiian in a contemporary world.
The repertoire he presents is a three-dimensional experience, combining the elements of mele (song), hula (dance) and oli (chant) with native percussion instruments and Hawaiian folklore.
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(video, hardware, communications) beamer - A personal video station (PVS) that adds video to standard telephone lines at no additional cost. has played guitar, piano, and y ohe hano ihu (Hawaiian nose flute). He studied hula and sang in glee clubs and taught ki ho alu (slack-key guitar) in the 1970s.
Concert tickets are $22 to $30. Pre-concert dinners are available before the show in the Great Hall at 6 p.m. Reservation -only meals are $17.50.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, WOW Hall
Hot Buttered Rum may have started out as a string band, but it has emerged as a leader in a musical movement to return to organic and sustainable roots, according to a WOW Hall release.
The band draws from folk, Americana and bluegrass bluegrass, any species of the large and widely distributed genus Poa, chiefly range and pasture grasses of economic importance in temperate and cool regions. In general, bluegrasses are perennial with fine-leaved foliage that is bluish green in some species. , but feels free to explore every type of music that's out there.
The band tours in a bus that runs on alternative fuels and was nominated for a Defender of the Earth award from Rock the Earth.
Its five musicians "deliver their sociopolitical so·ci·o·po·li·ti·cal
Involving both social and political factors.
of or involving political and social factors message via some of the most original, melodic and memorable songwriting that has surfaced in the roots music scene in years," the release says.
Matt Butler will open the 9 p.m. show. He creates organic grooves and songs with American Indian drums, didgeridoo didj·er·i·doo or didg·er·i·doo
n. pl. didj·er·i·doos
A musical instrument of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, consisting of a long hollow branch or stick that makes a deep drone when blown into. , trapset and vocals.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The WOW Hall is at 291 W. Eighth Ave.
Bargain-hunting rock lovers should plan on heading to Diablo's on Thursday, because there are four bands lined up to play all night, starting at 10 p.m., for just $3.
The Ingredients, a local band, leads off, with Cleveland-based mr. Gnome up second, the Cops third and Ultraterrestrial closing it down.
The Cops have been through town before, but this is mr. Gnome's Eugene debut.
The band's press bio quotes an article that describes mr. Gnome as "a definitively bipolar Massive Attack, with a whisper-to-shout, gentle femi- ninity-to-testosterone rage."
Mr. Gnome released its self-titled EP in November. You can hear samples of the CD at www.myspace.com/mrgnome.
Diablo's/Downtown Lounge is at 959 Pearl St.
Voodoo Glow Skulls Voodoo Glow Skulls are an underground third-wave ska band. Their music is a mixture of old-style ska, punk and metal. The band formed in 1988 in Riverside, California by brothers Frank, Eddie and Jorge Casillas and their longtime friend Jerry O'Neill.
Thursday, WOW Hall
The Voodoo Glow Skulls are headlining the show, but don't forget to go early and catch the Wetsock, a Eugene band the name of which is constantly being misspelled.
The seven-member Glow Skulls have amassed quite a list of achievements in the band's 16 years.
With seven albums, 1 million records sold and shows all over the world, the band also has on its resume starting a record store, a record label, a recording studio and a music venue, according to a WOW Hall release.
The Voodoo Glow Skulls mesh "hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound, influencing a wide range of bands from Sublime to No Doubt," the release says.
Wetsock goes on at 8 p.m., followed by Time Again and Against All Authority.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.