836 N. Russell St. Portland, OR, 97227
Saturday, September 14, 2019
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon
$8 in advance, $8 day of show
21 and over
9 p.m.$8 in advance, $8 day of show21 and over
Rubella Graves is an American rock band from Vancouver, Washington. Formed in 2006 to feature the songwriting of multi-instrumentalists David Redden and Jack Weitz, who explore genres of alternative country and American folk. Band includes Jason LeMaster (vocals), Mark Dybvig (guitar), David Monnig (keyboard), Ryan Murphey (bass), and Eric Stanley (drums).
Catch this clip of Rubella Graves playing at the White Eagle:
Mixing elements of Alternative, Americana and Shoegaze, Sylvias Ghost has been playing together for over 20 years, through various incarnations and musical ventures in bands such as Floating Pointe, Jesus Presley, Uncle B & Auntie E & J-DOG, Post Impression, The Wayne Gacy Trio, Sweet Juice, and others. Throughout the years they have opened for such national acts as The Daddies, The Revivalists, Pink Martini, Bo Diddley, Everclear, Elliot Smith, Heatmiser, Pond, The Posies, Killing Field, Nero's Rome and hundreds of local acts. They have also performed in more traditional musical organizations like the Portland Opera Co. and Mock's Crest Productions.
Sylvias Ghost, is as shape-shifting as it's phantasmic name suggests, sometimes playing as a acoustic-folksy trio, a four piece guitar heavy band, or a six-piece ensemble complete with strings and other instruments from the past and future. The eclectic nature of Sylvias Ghost music is a component of its parts, drawing on multiple influences that creates a unique sound both familiar yet obscure. The band is comprised of Bill James (vocals and guitar), Jason Mockley (drums, synth), Mike Draper (bass), Ken Westin (guitar), Eve James (vocals and viola) and Sohyun Westin (violin).
"Sylvia's Ghost sacrifice immediacy for artifice, layering dense clouds of sound against vaporous stratospheres of rhythm into a thick, melismatic ether..the Ghosties have developed a hybrid sound comprised of Goth and Techno-Ambient strains as well as Folk and Ethnic elements...They are a rare breed in this neck of the backwoods." - Two Louies Magazine
Jimmy is best known for his 2 decades performing with famed Austin, TX alt-country outfit, The Gourds, as one of the two principal songwriters and bass player. Though best known for their viral "bluegrass" cover of Snoop Dogg's Gin n' Juice, their 12 albums and thousands of live shows have been lauded by critics across the years and across the country (Paste, Pitchfork, Austin Chronicle, NPR). Alongside Kevin "Shinyribs" Russell, Max Johnston (formerly of Wilco), Claude Bernard and Keith Langford, the band relentlessly toured the country, playing every festival stage imaginable and recording with the likes of Doug Sahm and long-time Bob Dylan sideman, Larry Campbell (at Levon Helm's house). Though their days as a band came to an end in 2013, Jimmy has continued playing music as The Hard Pans, The Jimmy Smith System and most recently as a power duo in Smith-McKay All Day.
Smith/McKay All Day (formed in early 2018) combines Jimmy's bar-band-booty-shaking grooves and surreal tongue-in-cheek songwriting with the Texas/Montana blues and country sensibilities of seasoned bluesman, Pat McKay. Smith/McKay All Day calls Missoula, MT home. Please check out Jimmy's website for more information.
SMITH MCKAY ALL DAY - "MR. BETTY" from High Plains Films on Vimeo.
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