Alternative rock group plays in Cottage Grove today
COTTAGE GROVE - Seattle's Autumn Electric plays alternative rock at 8:30 p.m. today at The Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St.
The band is led by singer-songwriter Michael Trew. It has produced four albums, including this year's "Flowers for Ambrosia."
A press release says the new album is "a masterpiece of deeply emotional storytelling. The songs fit together like a perfect puzzle of a roller coaster ride, transporting you from dark guitar riffs and images to a rolling, beat-driven boat ride to a short, bouncy visit in the woods."
The cover charge is $5.
Ready for psychedelic folk from Topanga Canyon?
Linda Perhacs, Jim Camacho and Ray Raposa play psychedelic folk at Cozmic at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Perhacs' "Parallelograms" album is an uncanny mix of Aquarian folk and ethereal, avant-garde treatments, a press release says.
It was created in Los Angeles' Topanga Canyon by Perhacs, a dental hygienist who was inspired by nature and by the cultural revolution going on around her.
Tickets are $15 advance, $18 door.
Jazz ensemble planning an album release party
The Jim Olsen Ensemble is holding an album-release party for "We See Stars" at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Jazz Station, 124 W. Broadway.
Olsen assembled an all-star nonet of friends and colleagues, including trumpeter Bobby Shew and saxophonists Dick Oatts and Lynn Baker, and gave them free rein to wander through his compositions and add their unique voices to the proceedings, a press release says.
The result is a CD that moves from straight-ahead swing and balladry to Stravinskian rhythmic constructions, the release continues.
The Eugene show will feature several of the musicians who play on the CD, augmented by some Jazz Station regulars: pianist Torrey Newhart, trumpeter Brian McWhorter and saxophonists Joe Manis and Adam Harris.
Tickets are $6 ($4 for Jazz Station members).
Seattle duo demonstrates the Science! of Americana
COTTAGE GROVE - The Americana duo Science! plays a free show at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Axe & Fiddle.
The Seattle-based duo of Justin Stang and Jim Elenteny has won several awards. They were featured in the January issue of High Times magazine as the "unsigned band of the month.'
Their tune "Seattle Song" - I don't work for Boeing/ I don't work for Amazon/ I don't work for Microsoft/ But I still get along - has gotten plenty of play and publicity.
Head for the Hills headsfor Cozmic on Sunday night
Colorado-based bluegrass band Head for the Hills plays at 8 p.m. Sunday at Cozmic, 199 W. Eighth Ave.
Head for the Hills' music has been described as everything from "post-bluegrass, progressive string music" to "modern-acoustic noir" to "bluegrass bricolage," a press release says.
The band creates a sound "based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip-hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music," the release adds.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.