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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Cellotronik

with Michael Dean Damron

6pm - 9pm

$5 cover fee

21 and over

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Cellotronik

Cello, laptop & more

Cellotronik

Skip vonKuske isn't famous, but he is constantly in demand. As a member of Portland Cello Project and Vagabond Opera, he has performed all over North America and Europe. As a member of Groovy Wallpaper, Will West & The Friendly Strangers, Rob Wynia's Triptych, and a go to studio musician he works constantly in the Rose City. His solo work as Cellotronik incorporates cello, mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals, music apps, and programmed beats along with live looping to weave a highly textured sound that creates a base for his virtuosic soloing. You've never heard cello sound like this!

Website:
https://cellotronik.com/

Michael Dean Damron

Singer/songwriter

Michael Dean Damron

Michael Dean Damron... "Michael is one full grown walking bad ass song writing son of a bitch with grit, groove, tone, taste and high coolness." ~ Ray Wylie Hubbard

Michael Dean Damron is one of the strongest flag-bearers for the old guard of Portland country-punkers whose songwriting remains as sharp as it was 10 years ago. As leader of the explosive band I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House, Damron's songs have struck a thematic balance of angry  diatribes and nostalgia for '50s pop culture, all while railing against a broken system. A former boxer who also served with the Army's 101st Airborne, Damron's wellspring of material comes to the forefront on his new solo LP, When the Darkness Come. Produced by Fernando Viciconte, When the Darkness Come posits earnest tunes confronting aging, alcoholism, womanizing, and disability ("Diabetes Blues") in new sonic avenues for Damron. Ambient instrumentation decorates Damron's typically story-driven vignettes of underdogs, and puts this debut solo effort in a new class for the longtime singer/songwriter.

About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this music venue named for Al Winter, Portland's 1940's gambling overlord.

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Monday – Thursday, 3 pm – 10 pm
Friday, 3 pm – 11 pm
Saturday, noon – 11 pm
Sunday, noon – 10 pm
(21 and over only after 7 pm)

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The menu features local ingredients, house-baked breads, desserts and pastries from the Crystal Bakery, a specialty cocktail menu and an affordable yet approachable wine list, while a well-trained waitstaff provides a comfortable and welcoming guest experience. No reservations are necessary; stop by for a quick business lunch, a pre-show drink or an evening date night.

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