5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR, 97211
Saturday, November 9, 2019
All ages welcome
All dayAll ages welcome
It's another magical birthday for the Kennedy School-and you're invited to the party!
Plus there will be birthday cake, passport discovery hunt & special birthday stamp!
Timothy James • Noon - 2 pm
The Van Rontens • 2:30 - 4:30 pm
The Coastline • 5 - 7 pm
This Years Model • 7:30 - 10 pm
This Years Model is an amazing recreation of the live sound of Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Playing material that spans Costello's lengthy career and repertoire, they have been wowing audiences with their high energy, fun shows. Portland musical chameleons, Keyboardist Rich Landar (King Black Acid) and Bassist Dave Rosenberg (Brother's Jam) found they share a mutual love for Elvis Costello and his band The Attractions. Realizing that neither had played much of the music of their favorite keyboardist and bassist respectively (Costello's Steve Naive and Bruce Thomas), they began searching for two additional dedicated musicians to recreate the sound and more importantly the vibe of a live Costello show. Jon Beyer stepped up to master the intricate, powerful drumming put down by The Attractions Pete Thomas, and Alan Charing (AC Cotton) began inhabiting Costello's approach to singing and guitar playing. The four together craft an amazing tribute to the live approach of Elvis and the Attractions, playing like them, but not as a note for note cover band, but rather as a recreation of the feel of a concert performance. This Years Model has three full sets of Costello material but also can play shorter, greatest hits, shows.
The Coastline is a Portland-based trio founded in 2014. The influence of a wide variety of genres has resulted in performances that range from lounge rock to synth-driven electro pop. After playing their first McMenamins show at Ringlers Pub in 2015, The Coastline have since performed at Hotel Oregon, Kennedy School, the Crystal Ballroom, The Winery at Edgefield and more. You may have even enjoyed a pint of The Coastline Fresh Hop IPA during a visit to the Ringlers Pub.
A fusion of Folk, Funk Grass and Gypsy Roots. It's like a whole new sandwich. Or maybe Iron and Wine meets Modest Mouse with crystal clear female lead vocals. Lead vocalist and songwriter Melodie Ayres, in seek of a major life change, upended her Kansas roots this last summer. She packed her car and shoved off for the adventure of the Cascade Mountain range and the rich music scene of Portland Oregon. After months of playing open mics she accumulated a tribe of musicians and fans to support her dream. Now The Van Rontens have created a sound like no other and are touring the country changing perspective on life one fan at a time.
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