Tones reunite for show back where it all started.Byline: POP NOTES By Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard
The a cappella a cap·pel·la
Without instrumental accompaniment.
[Italian : a, in the manner of + cappella, chapel, choir.]
Adj. 1. group that got its start in Eugene in 1979, the Tones, will be together Thursday for a special dinner show.
Now spread out across two states and the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). , the Tones haven't performed together in Eugene since last year. They say they are excited to bring their interactive show to Blue Luna.
"We've just chosen this as a special place," the only female voice in the group, Lynda Duffy, says of the Blue Luna. "Be prepared to have loads of fun.
`It's really a cappella vaude- ville."
The Tones, who were together for 12 years in Eugene, encourage audience participation as they belt out classic favorites from the doo-wop era such as "Teenager in Love" and Motown hits.
Duffy, the lone Tone still living in Eugene, says the group plans to mix in two songs audiences have not heard them do before: "Blue Moon" and "I'll Be Seeing You."
The Tones have just released a remastered version of "Doo Wop 'Til Ya Drop!" that will be available at the show. Duffy advises to call ahead for a reservation, because the venue will fill up.
Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the music at 8 p.m. The show is $6 with a dinner order, $10 without.
Make a reservation by calling 484-2583. The Blue Luna Club is on the second floor at 1280 Willamette St.
PeaceJam Club benefit
Today, Cozmic Pizza
South Eugene High School South Eugene High School is a public high school located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It was founded as Eugene High School around 1900, and was located at Willamette Street and West 11th Avenue in a brick building that later served as Eugene's city hall. students in the PeaceJam Club are trying to raise money to go to a national conference in September. And the students have recruited some local musicians to help them.
The newly formed hip-hop, funk and soul act Natural Progression will headline the event. The quartet of South graduates began playing together at Jo Federigo's less than six months ago and has quickly built a following.
Also slated to perform are Michelle (of Little Girl Big Spoon), the Tito Caplan Experience, the Jimmy Utterback Trio, Alliance and Undermine.
The event also will feature poetry.
The music starts at 7 p.m. for $5 to $10 on a sliding scale slid·ing scale
A scale in which indicated prices, taxes, or wages vary in accordance with another factor, as wages with the cost-of-living index or medical charges with a patient's income. . All proceeds go to PeaceJam.
Cozmic Pizza is at 199 W. Eighth Ave.
Award-winning acoustic guitarist Michael Chapdelaine will bring his finger-style virtuosity to Luna for a show tonight.
He performs on both steel-string and classical guitars. His styles range from blues to Bach to country to R&B.
Chapdelaine is the only guitarist to win first prize in the world's top competitions in both the classical and finger-style genres. He won the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition as well as the National Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley 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. Festival in Winfield, Kan.
Tickets are $10, and showtime is 8 p.m. Luna is at 30 E. Broadway.
Saturday, Indigo District
Heading to Indigo District on Saturday? Don't be surprised to see the Cops show up. But these cops shouldn't be intimidating - unless, that is, you're afraid of politically conscious pop- punk.
The Seattle band formed in early 2004, and many of the group's first songs were written - and inspired - during the election season, Cops guitarist John Randolph says. Band members insist they aren't "over-the-top political or preachy preach·y
adj. preach·i·er, preach·i·est
Inclined or given to tedious and excessive moralizing; didactic.
preach ," but they want people to think about the current state of affairs.
The Cops' debut album, "Get Good or Stay Bad," was recorded in traditional Seattle style - in a basement. It was released earlier this winter.
Listen for the Cops at 11 p.m., followed by the Divorce. Music starts at 10 p.m. with Clair de Lune clair de lune
1. A pale, grayish-blue glaze applied to various kinds of Chinese porcelain.
2. The color of such a glaze. . The cover is $3.
The Indigo District is at 1290 Oak St.
Saturday, Sam Bond's
Singer-songwriter Kevin O'Rourke's project Lo Fine is a mellow, melodic band out of Northampton, Mass.
The group's shows range from stripped-down acoustic duos to full band arrangements featuring pedal steel guitar The pedal steel guitar is a type of electric guitar that uses a metal slide to stop the strings, rather than fingers on strings as with a conventional guitar. The pedal steel is placed horizontally on a stand, with the strings facing up towards the player, and is typically plucked and layered harmonies.
Lo Fine has drawn comparisons to Cat Power, Vic Chesnutt and Wilco. The All Music Guide gave its 2001 release "Nine" four of five stars: "This uniquely residential take on introspective in·tro·spect
intr.v. in·tro·spect·ed, in·tro·spect·ing, in·tro·spects
To engage in introspection.
[Latin intr alternative blues hits home a lot closer than the melodrama of many of its contemporaries."
Lo Fine takes over Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair Blvd., beginning at 9:30 p.m., the opener for Maggie's Choice and the Ovulators. The cover is $5.
Spice up your day with a Middle Eastern-flavored concert. The musicians of Americanistan will get dancers, including Razia and a duo dubbed Samar, moving.
Americanistan plays acoustic ethnic instruments with no synthesizers, trap drum sets or electric guitars. Flute, exotic kanoon and the earthy harmonium harmonium: see reed organ.
or reed organ
Free-reed keyboard instrument in which wind from a foot-operated bellows causes metal reeds to vibrate. Pitch is determined by the size of the reed; there are no pipes. provide the melodic backdrop for songs sung in Turkish, Greek, Arabic and Romany.
Razia was named 2004 professional belly dancer of the year by the Middle Eastern Dance The Middle East (Near East, Southwest Asia) has a rich and varied tradition of dance, spanning all of the Arab world, Anatolia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and also much of Central Asia and South Asia. and Culture Association. She teaches classes in Eugene at TaDa Dance Studio and the Dance Factory.
The 9 p.m. show will include performances by Elena Villa and Salome.
Tickets are $6.
Saturday, WOW Hall
Swedish metal-head Mikael Akerfeldt says any attempts to pigeonhole pi·geon·hole
1. A small compartment or recess, as in a desk, for holding papers; a cubbyhole.
2. A specific, often oversimplified category.
3. The small hole or holes in a pigeon loft for nesting.
tr. his band, Opeth, are futile.
The dynamic five-piece plays long, melancholic mel·an·chol·ic
1. Affected with or being subject to melancholy.
2. Of or relating to melancholia. tunes with elements of death metal, folk, goth, classical and jazz.
"We've gradually built our sound to the point that we can do whatever we want," Akerfeldt says in a news release.
"The fans I want to have are the fans that are interested in music. It doesn't really matter what specific style they prefer."
On Opeth's latest album, "Ghost Reveries," the group adds a touch of psychedelia psy·che·de·li·a
The subculture associated with psychedelic drugs.
Noun 1. psychedelia - the subculture of users of psychedelic drugs and space metal.
Opeth plays on a 6:30 p.m. bill with Devil Driver, Dark Tranquility and Northwest Royale.
Tickets the concert sold out midweek.
Sunday, Sam Bond's Garage
Girlyman is a three-part harmony trio that has toured nationally with the Indigo Girls and Dar Williams. The group's biography describes it as a modern day Peter, Paul & Mary - only edgier, and with a quirkier sense of humor Noun 1. sense of humor - the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous; "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
sense of humour, humor, humour .
Girlyman is Nate Borofsky, Doris Muramatsu and Ty Green- stein. They share songwriting duties, lead vocals and swap around a host of instruments in order to create their harmony-driven sound.
In 2004 Girlyman released its debut "Remember Who I Am" on Indigo Girl Amy Ray's indie imprint, Daemon Records. Last year, it released "Little Star" on the same label.
Girlyman takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. for an $8 cover.
Since the Pat McGee Band The Pat McGee Band is a rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed by frontman Pat McGee on the heels of his solo release From the Wood in 1995, the Pat McGee Band signed with Warner Bros. Records subsidiary Giant Records in 1999. was born in the late 1990s, the group has built a fan base with word-of-mouth advertising that stems from its no-nonsense live performances.
Known for touring often and touring well, the Virginia band is making its latest go-around in support of its fourth album, a rerelease re·re·lease
tr.v. re·re·leased, re·re·leas·ing, re·re·leas·es
To release (a movie, for example) again.
re called "Save Me."
"This is a real guitar-driven record with a major emphasis on songwriting," frontman front·man
1. also front man A man who serves as a nominal leader but who lacks real authority.
2. Music A leading singer with a group. Pat McGee says in a news release. "We went into the process with one goal: to make it believable.
`It's not about perfection, it's about authenticity."
The Pat McGee Band will keep it real starting at 7 p.m. Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers are also on the bill.
Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door.
Wednesday, WOW Hall
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 Times says this about Oneida:
"(Oneida) plays rock minimalism minimalism, schools of contemporary art and music, with their origins in the 1960s, that have emphasized simplicity and objectivity. Minimalism in the Visual Arts
with its finger in a socket. It's all distorted guitars and overdriven keyboards, with riffs that repeat and repeat until the music is both hypnotic and hysterical."
After working on its latest release, "The Wedding," for several years, the band has added complex, lush string arrangements.
"The emotional complexity of the music is unmatched - except maybe by the steel-drum version of 'Stairway to Hea- ven,' ' Brian Coughlin says in a press release. Coughlin helped arrange some of the songs.
Guests Parchman Farm and the Mood will warm the stage for Oneida beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.
San Francisco Bay San Francisco Bay, 50 mi (80 km) long and from 3 to 13 mi (4.8–21 km) wide, W Calif.; entered through the Golden Gate, a strait between two peninsulas. area-based blues harp player and vocalist Phil Berkowitz and his band will turn Thursday into a night of traditional blues.
Berkowitz has been working his energetic musical style for almost a decade. His most recent venture is a CD honoring the legendary music of Louis Jordan.
Berkowitz starts blowing his harmonica harmonica.
1 The simplest of the musical instruments employing free reeds, known also as the mouth organ or French harp. It was probably invented in 1829 by Friedrich Buschmann of Berlin, who called his instrument the Mundäoline. at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 at Adam's Place, $14 day of show.
Lennon and Shannon Curfman
Thursday, WOW Hall
Lennon Murphy and Shannon Curfman may seem an unlikely pairing, but they're the perfect fresh faces for KRVM's "Women in Music" showcase.
The two artists-on-the-rise come together for the Lennon and Shannon Curfman National Tour.
Known for doing hard time on the Warped Tour, Lennon, who uses only her first name, brings a dark presence to the proceedings. Her latest, "Damaged Goods DAMAGED GOODS. In the language of the customs, are goods subject to duties, which have received some injury either in the voyage home, or while bonded in warehouses. See Abatement, merc. law. ," is due out in May.
Curfman, with her purrs and growls, provides a more searing sear 1
v. seared, sear·ing, sears
1. To char, scorch, or burn the surface of with or as if with a hot instrument. See Synonyms at burn1.
Lennon and Shannon Curfman play at 9 p.m., with Grynch, Blunt Point and Forrestal's Fall opening.
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
Register-Guard reporter Lewis Taylor contributed to this report
The Tones got its start in Eugene in 1979. The members, now scattered across the nation, will reunite for a show Thursday. Michael Chapdelaine has won a lot of praise and more than a few prizes with his guitar. He's the only guitarist to win the world's top competitions in both the classical and finger-style genres. Chapdelaine plays at Luna tonight.