#84 of the Crystal Ballroom's "100 Nights"
- Crystal Ballroom & Lola's Room - Ringlers Pub |
- Sunday, January 5, 2014
- 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
About Alexa Wiley
The irrepressible Alexa Wiley returns with Poet of Empty Spaces, her latest album on the Red Newt label, that overflows with metaphorical wisdom and a musical energy honed through years of live performances throughout the Northwest.
Beginning with the jazzy lament of "Northside" and continuing through the rocking harmonics of the title track and beyond, Alexa's new album captures the listener in a world colored with sharp songwriting, the musical textures of accomplished accompaniment, and the master crafting of producer Gregg Williams. Each song brims with Alexa's vision of love, nature, lost opportunities, missteps, and the profound places found within the complexity of human endeavors.
Be prepared to love Alexa's unforgettable voice, the exquisite guitar work of Bret Malmquist and the varied genre explorations contained within this mature sonic effort.
About #84 of the Crystal Ballroom's "100 Nights"
Portland's Crystal Ballroom, as an ongoing entertainment staple for the city since 1914, celebrates its 100th birthday with a 100-day-long party! From October 14, 2013 to its actual centennial-mark on January 21, 2014, daily events will tumble forth from the historic Crystal Ballroom and its second-floor space Lola's Room, with an occasional spotlight pointed at the affable setting of Ringlers Pub.
Events will feature a mix of current national acts, the return of longtime Portland favorites, showcases of up-and-comers, and themed events inspired by key eras of the Crystal past. While the series will end with a bang - a performance by the Decemberists' Colin Meloy on January 21 - the entire run of shows will be stacked with stellar talent. Additional events will pay tribute to the Crystal's amazing history, with ballroom dance extravaganzas, old-timey/Americana dances, a gypsy-themed event, soul/funk shows and psychedelic jams.Map & Directions