The Ditty Bops take to the road - on a pair of bikes.Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard
Because the Ditty dit·ty
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[Middle English dite, a literary composition, from Old French dite, from Latin dict Bops are so cute and have such an unforgettable and charming way of touring the country, you may forget that they are riding into town to play music.
"Eclectic folk-pop" music to be exact. Some call it vaudeville or Gypsy swing.
There's a rumor that the two are riding bikes on tour behind the new album, "Moon Over the Freeway," in order to save money on gas. But that doesn't really make sense considering a motor vehicle driven by a band member is following them with their gear.
Plus, theirs is a major label record. "Moon" is a sophomore effort for Warner Bros BROS Brothers
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Clever promotion is a more likely explanation, and a way to maintain those svelte figures while enduring the hazards of life on the road.
The Bops would, however, like people to be more aware of bicycles and ride them more; they planned to play at least a few gigs in bike shops.
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3. the press materials, Amanda Barrett Amanda Barrett is the alto harmony who plays mandolin, dulcimer, and washboard and was a fashion model for eleven years. She is part of the California based group known as The Ditty Bops.
She has been in a relationship with her girlfriend and partner Abby DeWald since 1999. and Abby DeWald Abby DeWald sings lead vocals and plays acoustic guitar in the California-based group known as The Ditty Bops. She was born and raised in Shasta County and currently resides in Los Angeles. rode between 150 and 200 miles a week to train for the tour, which wasn't entirely scheduled when they left their Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. home.
Of their decision to ride bikes, DeWald told Newsweek, "I thought it would be ridiculous. And we like to do ridiculous things."
The Ditty Bops will brake for John Henry's tonight for a show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12.
John Henry's is at 77 W. Broadway.
Today, WOW Hall
The Paperboys play acou- stic-based roots music. But they can slide "effortlessly from Americana country to Latin groove to newgrass to a raging Celtic stomp," a news release says.
The Paperboys have been riding the touring route and delivering bundles of music all over the world for 14 years. Now they are out with a fifth album, "The Road to Ellenside," which was recorded in England's Lake District.
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Tickets are $10 at the door, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
The WOW Hall is at 291 W. Eighth Ave.
Cool Nutz featuring DJ Chill
Today, Latitude 21
Cool Nutz and DJ Chill, straight out of Portland, are coming down to headline a show tonight.
And you will get a whole lot of hip-hop for your $8 cover, because there are seven other acts on the program.
Local artist and radio host Michael Kay Michael Kay may refer to:
Cool Nutz's bio says he is a testament to longevity within independent music, having sold more than 60,000 albums. He recently secured national distribution for his new album, "The Miracle," set for a November release.
Cool Nutz has toured with E-40, Ghostface Killah and Tech N9ne.
Latitude 21 is at 21 W. Sixth Ave. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Idit Shner Quartet
A local jazz quartet led by saxophonist Idit Shner will play what one club manager calls "bebop bebop
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Shner is an active performer of both jazz and classical music. She has played in such venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Lincoln Center Lincoln Center
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This show starts at 9 p.m. for a $6 cover. Luna is at 30 E. Broadway.
Saturday, Cozmic Pizza
Amy Obenski recently made her Eugene debut at a house concert, which she says was a huge success.
"I feel like I won some kind of contest, but really I just landed in a town that loves live music," she writes on her Web site. In an e-mail, she describes the show:
"The audience was so attentive that I began to hang on my own words, as if I'd never sung them before. It was an unforgettable experience for me, and hopefully for everyone else as well."
Come check out Obenski in a slightly less intimate environment Saturday as she plays her songs in a style that evokes such singers as Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell at Cozmic Pizza, 199 W. Eighth Ave.
The free show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Pato Banton Pato Banton (born Patrick Murray) is a reggae singer and toaster from Birmingham, England. He began recording in 1982, appearing on "Pato and Roger a Go Talk" (from Special Beat Service) with Ranking Roger of English Beat.
Saturday, WOW Hall
Reggae artist Pato Banton is back touring after seven years away, during which time he taught kindergarten, among other things. The California-based Mystic Roots Band will back him up during a Saturday show at the WOW Hall.
Banton, no relation to controversial Jamaica reggae superstar Buju Banton Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie 1972 35 years of age) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae singer & producer. History
Buju Banton was born near Kingston, Jamaica in a poor neighborhood called Salt Lane. , is best known for recording and touring with Sting, Peter Gabriel Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. He first came to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. & WOMAD WOMAD World of Music Arts and Dance (founded by Peter Gabriel) and UB40. He was nominated for a Grammy for his album, "Life Is a Miracle," in 2000.
At about that time, he de- cided to take a break from the business to concentrate on giving back to his local community in Birmingham, England, after his son was a victim in a drive-by shooting drive-by shooting Public health A phenomenon in which one or more persons–commonly members of street gangs, open fire à la Al Capone from moving vehicles, often in retaliation for an alleged wrong-doing by a rival gang . He started a certified music program for underprivileged and at-risk youth.
When he returned to music, he was surprised by a tour with many sold-out dates, saying in his bio he thought everyone would have forgotten about him. Nope.
Tickets are $20, and the show starts at 10 p.m.
Mission of Burma
Sunday, WOW Hall
Boston-based Mission of Burma took about 20 years off before getting back into it. The group is touring behind only its third full-length studio album, "The Obliterati," released this year on Matador matador
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The band's bio says it was "integral in laying a foundation for postpunk rock which remains vital today."
Kristin Hersh is the opener at 9 p.m. Her new project is "50 Foot Wave, Free Music," which you can actually get for free at www.50footwave.com/freemusic.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door.
Little Big Town
Monday, McDonald Theatre
The two male and two female vocalists from country group Little Big Town all grew up singing, although they didn't grow up together.
Once their paths and dreams of music careers all merged in Nashville, Tenn., the quartet quickly got a record deal. But it fell apart, as did the one after that.
When the group finally did keep a deal together long enough to put out a CD, the singers who grew up belting out church tunes and fancied themselves soulful were stuck with a glossed up, over-processed product that they had little control over. The critics responded negatively to the album, and Little Big Town started over.
The result of six years of persistence is "The Road to Here," and the foursome is proud of its sound and how far it's come.
Go to McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St., on Monday to see their progress for yourself. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the 8 p.m. show.
Tuesday, WOW Hall
Celebrating the 35th anni- versary of George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh, music legend and Grammy winner Leon Russell will return to the WOW Hall on Tuesday.
Russell contributed to the original Bangladesh benefit by playing piano and bass, and by singing throughout the concert and documentary film.
"The thing I remember, I thought I was gonna be real nervous. And then I got up there and it was so relaxing 'cause there were all these stars, these huge stars," Russell says in a news release, which notes Russell is known for being pop music's most anonymous super- star.
Showtime is 9 p.m., and seated tickets are available for $35 by calling Brown Paper Tickets toll-free at (800) 838-3006. General admission tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
The Sex Pistols Experience
Wednesday, WOW Hall
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1. To enact again: reenact a law.
2. moments in the real punk pioneers' history.
The Sex Pistols Experience has played hundreds of shows in England and Europe since its formation in 2001. The original band has linked its Web site to its imitators.
According to a news release, the Experience re-creates the "same electric atmosphere and awesome wall of sound."
Those who saw the real Misfits play Sept. 8 maybe will enjoy that band's tribute band, the Misfats (the "World's Fattest Misfits Tribute Band), which will open the show at 8 p.m.
They have changed all the Misfits' lyrics to be about food and the "fat lifestyle." Admission is $10 at the door.
Thursday, Cozmic Pizza
Le Severance is an indie-dance rock band from Los Angeles on tour in support of its debut album, "The Spectator."
On the band's Web site, members write that the tour has been fun so far.
"We've met a lot of great people that are helping us so much, and more importantly giving us floors to sleep on so that we don't have to die of mold poisoning while sleeping in our swamp of a van," the blog entry reads.
The free performance starts at 9 p.m.