Outlaw country band wants to restore genre's bad name.
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard
In the liner notes liner notes
Explanatory notes about a record album, cassette, or compact disk included on the jacket or in the packaging. for a CD from the Portland outlaw country band the Dry County Crooks, the group includes a rare anti-thank you.
"No thanks to the apathetic ap·a·thet·ic
Lacking interest or concern; indifferent.
apa·thet media, karaoke machines and those who grossly misrepresent mis·rep·re·sent
tr.v. mis·rep·re·sent·ed, mis·rep·re·sent·ing, mis·rep·re·sents
1. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
2. country music," the notes read on "When Hearts Break."
Luckily, we here at Ticket are not part of the apathetic media. We care deeply about many things, including valuing karaoke as a valid form of entertainment.
Granted, great artistic merit is not generally on display during a night of karaoke. But it still gets people out in the world and engaged in life.
Our beef lies more with bad live bands than any machine taking over local music venues. There are so many bands, so few venues and such a fragmented audience, it really is harder these days to make it as a live act.
We don't begrudge be·grudge
tr.v. be·grudged, be·grudg·ing, be·grudg·es
1. To envy the possession or enjoyment of: She begrudged him his youth. See Synonyms at envy.
2. the Dry County Crooks for taking a stand. And thankfully, they fall into the category of bands that shouldn't be displaced by karaoke.
Since 2001, the group has been sharpening its country sound on the whetstones A benchmark program that tests floating point operations. Results are expressed in Whetstones per second. Whetstone I tests 32-bit, and Whetstone II tests 64-bit operations. See Dhrystones and benchmark. of punk and rockabilly. The group cites Johnny Cash, Social Distortion, the Supersuckers, Willie Nelson and the Cramps as influences.
The Dry County Crooks have Vinny D on vocals, guitar and sax; Paul Becker on guitar; Johnny B on bass and vocals; and Cheo Larcombe on drums. The group's third full-length recording puts forward an original batch of songs that would at please listeners of the classics released by their heroes.
Today, for just $4, you can find out if the Dry County Crooks have more to offer than a night at the karaoke bar. Local "psychobilly" group the Sawyer Family plays second, followed by the Voodoo Organist.
The music starts at 9 p.m. at John Henry's, 77 W. Broadway.
Four-piece alternative folk band Mon Marie named itself after the Michigan town of Sault Ste. Marie Sault Sainte Marie — pronounced "Soo Saint Marie" (IPA /su seɪnt məˈɹi/) — is the name of two cities on the Saint Marys River, which forms part of the boundary between the United States and Canada. , where its two original members started to dream up the band in 2005.
Musical partners John Smithson and Jason Davis decided to move west. They settled in Ellensburg, Wash., a news bio says, where they found a rhythm section in bassist Daniel Walker and drummer Chris Thielen.
The quartet features a melody-driven sound with a distinctive dance beat.
"(T)he band altered their writing style becoming the Mon Marie of today, an alt-folk, Western dance beat band," the news bio says. Its first full-length album came out Tuesday.
"Fuzz bass, mysterious whispery vocals and generous dollops of echo make their swinging-for-the-fences emo melodicism sound invitingly weird rather than embarrassingly cheesy cheesy (che´ze) caseous. ," The Portland Mercury writes.
Mon Marie headlines today at Luckey's Club Cigar Store Luckey’s Club Cigar Store was purchased in 1911 by Tad Luckey, Sr., the son of Irish immigrants and an early Eugene pioneer. It is the oldest retail business in downtown Eugene, and one of the oldest bars in Oregon. . Right Left Grand opens at 10 p.m., followed by Baitball.
Luckey's is at 933 Olive St., and there is a $5 cover.
Saturday, John Henry's
Local hip-hop foursome Animal Farm is the special guests on Saturday's bill, which is headlined by 2Mex.
Animal Farm released "The Unknown" locally in May. The debut full-length is now in stores, a news release says.
A bio for 2Mex dubs him the "hardest working man in underground hip-hop." His discography dis·cog·ra·phy
Examination of the intervertebral disk space using x-rays after injection of contrast media into the disk. backs up the claim.
Dating back to 1993, 2Mex lists more than 30 solo projects, compilations, collaborations and work with such groups as Songodsuns, Visionaries and Of Mexican Descent (OMD OMD Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
n.pr Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
OMD 1. Oculomuscular dystrophy 2. Organic mental disorder ). He has released two Visionaries albums, "Galleries" and "Sophomore Jinx jinx
1. A person or thing that is believed to bring bad luck.
2. A condition or period of bad luck that appears to have been caused by a specific person or thing.
tr.v. ," on Up Above Records, a news bio says.
Saturday's show starts at 9:30 p.m. and also features Verbal and the Smob. There is a $5 cover.
The Goat Family
Tuesday, Cozmic Pizza
Seven-man jug band the Goat Family makes a stop Tuesday at Cozmic Pizza. The Family hails from San Francisco and wields homemade instruments.
"Their acoustic sound reveals influences ranging from Leadbelly to Nirvana, and with a percussion kit fabricated from luggage, lamp shades and saw blades, they generate an infectious, chugging dance beat," a news release says.
Cozmic Pizza is at 199 W. Eighth Ave. The concert starts 9 p.m. for a $5 cover.
Thursday, WOW Hall
New Monsoon makes another stop at the WOW Hall on Thursday, this time with fellow San Francisco Bay Area “Bay Area” redirects here. For other uses, see Bay Area (disambiguation).
The San Francisco Bay Area, colloquially known as the Bay Area or The Bay band Poor Man's Whiskey at its side.
Relix named New Monsoon part of San Francisco's "new musical generation," a news release says. The band uses acoustic and electric instruments for an "irresistible blend of songcraft and exploratory jam rock," a bio says.
Poor Man's Whiskey began as side project playing "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. instruments" and quickly became a full-time gig for its members, a news release says. "Their songs range the gambit of emotions, inviting the audience to dance, laugh, sing, ponder and reflect."
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Showtime is 9 p.m.
The WOW Hall is at 291 W. Eighth Ave.