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Monday, January 30, 2017

Laura Palmer's Death Parade

Nathan Baumgartner (of And And And)

7 p.m.
21 and over

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Laura Palmer's Death Parade

When the cloudy fuzz of winter has finally seen its end, Laura Palmer's Death Parade comes out of the foggy mornings craving that sunshine, but from a distance, covering themselves with shade. The need to love something so bright but which burns your skin, giving you life and happiness until the sun sets, leaving you sunburned and longing for the cooling touch of the night.

Laura Palmer's Death Parade has come together by love and grief. With the strong family ties of Laura Hopkins and bassist Fredrick Ernest, there has been turmoil with founding member Michael Finn. Leaving the band when Laura was processing the loss of her step father and another dearest friend, Laura continued to dive into her grief by ways of her music. Laura invited in another heartbroken soul, close friend Benjamin Johnson, after his loss of the band Grandparents, turning their sounds into a collective process to search for the love that comes from within.

Sounding like the forgotten dreams and collective wails of lost lovers and realized romances, Laura swoons to the inner desires, leaving you to dive into your own memories and fantasies as she gives into her own. Backed by Frederick Ernest and Benjamin Johnson, the tonally perfected trio will spin you into an emotive collection of melody and authentic variety.



Nathan Baumgartner (of And And And)

Nathan Baumgartner (of And And And)

Nathan Baumgartner is the singer and songwriter of the Portland based band And And And.  They are best known for playing loud and energetic live performances, though Nathan will be playing And And And songs as they were originally written, acoustic and stripped down, during his week-long residency at Al's Den from October 14 through October 20. His songs range from introspective folky ballads to dissonant dirges, typically including very hooky choruses. Nathan's solitude-like upbringing, on 200 acres along the Southern Oregon Coast, is on occasion, echoed as well, within the material he writes. He will be playing a large amount of newly developed material and some of And And And's better known songs. Members from the band will also be making guest appearances.


About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this music venue named for Al Winter, Portland's gambling overlord who, in the 1940s, managed his vast empire that spanned the Pacific Northwest and into Las Vegas from this very location. Today, we hold live music, artist residencies, pre- and post-concert performances and more. 





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