October 18-Monsters of Rock PDX 5

As quoted by organizers of Monsters of Rock (MOR):

“Monsters Of Rock Portland is dedicated to joining some of the most accomplished local musicians from past to present. To foster an environment of unity and community that respects and celebrates the shared passion of Rock-N-Roll music. Monsters Of Rock Portland will be hosting events that bring this shared passion to the audience as well. The idea that the local music community should become closer is not new. Our team now can reach a variety and vast demographic that allows this dream to come true. The most important thing, is what we as musicians take away from these events: New relationships , old friends reuniting, and the bond of sharing music together while entertaining the most important thing to us as musicians..our FANS!”

MORPDX5 will be hosted at Dante’s located in downtown Portland on the corner of 2nd and Burnside.  Ticket sales are only $10 and proceeds benefit ARRO Autism Research and Resources of Oregon.  Check out the video produced and edited by George Sanders for a quick recap from last year’s MORPDX4:

 

 

Shoot to Thrill Cancer Survivor Celebration – Dublin Pub

I’ve heard the rumors, and it is true!  Shoot to Thrill -an AC/DC Tribute band will shake you all night long!
Band members include: Maury Brown-guitar and vocals, Jeff Krebs-bass and vocals, Kevin Rankin-Drums and vocals, Ted Berry-lead guitar and vocals, and Evan Berry-lead vocals.
Seeing these musicians on stage performing live will not only entice you to rock along with the best of the groupies, but their showmanship will certainly keep you coming back for more! One can not possibly take their eyes off Ted. Mesmerized by his mad guitar skills,  good luck trying to follow him as he is always on the move!  Keeping the band in time, Kevin Rankin is also one to keep your eye on–seriously, see if you catch his tricks!  One thing is absolute, you will always see him smiling.  Jeff Krebs–one laid back bass player, enjoying his time on stage with his brothers.  Maury, that guy is not only a great guitarist, but clearly shows the love of his band members on stage.   And finally, leading the group on vocals is Evan Berry–young face, amazing voice!
Together, these five brothers will shake you ALL NIGHT LONG!  Even sweeter, they have a heart for charity and are playing at the Dublin Pub on April 18th, in Raleigh Hills in honor of Ashlyn Fuller:
“Nearly all of us have been touched by Cancer. Ashlyn Fuller is celebrating her surviving with the disease, and asked Shoot to Thrill – An ACDC Tribute to perform as part of that major life event. We want to invite all those that have been touched by Cancer in one way or another to join us Fri, April, 18th. We’ll be performing all night (2 sets of AC/DC as well as 1 set of other material from the likes of Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and more as the “Burnside 5″). Cost is only $5 (cash only at the door)”
So come check them out!  Say a hello to them at the show, have them sign a poster for you, give their band a “like” on facebook.

Shoot to Thrill @ The Gemini

Come party with the boyz from Shoot to Thrill – An ACDC Tribute up close and personal!

Elijah Johnson is on loan from the Red Light Romeos and will be filling in for Brandon Cook with the BAM Acoustic Trio to open the show!

Music starts at 9pm
$10 Cover (no advance tix, so get there a bit early!)
Ages 21+

The Gemini in Lake Oswego!

One From Many: at the Doug Fir

Come join us and two other great local bands for an evening of music on Friday February 21st at the one and only Doug Fir Lounge. Opening the night will be Portland’s own rock bands Lucy Gray and Mosby.

The show is 21+ and you can purchase tickets in advance if you want to save a couple bucks – $10 presale, $12 at the door. Doors open at 8pm and music starts at 9. Pick up your advance tickets here.

Hope to see you there!

– One From Many

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Water Buffaloes: New Copper Penny, Feb 14, 2014

The Water Buffaloes packed them in  at the New Copper Penny with some awesome hits from “Rocky Mountain Way” to “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” last Valentine’s day, 2014. Lead vocalist Tony Profitt fired up the crowd by joining them on the dance floor while Jeff Stephens cranked stellar solos on the guitar. Rounding off the band members you have dual lead guitar Mike McGrady, Troy Thomas on bass, and Keith Parkhurst keeping time on drums. These guys have a very playful spirit and love to get the audience involved. If ever you get a chance to see their performance, you will be sure to leave wanting more.

“SIX PACK LIVE” at the Roseland Theater

If you were not at the Roseland Theater  the weekend of the 17th and 18th of January 2014,  you were denied the absolute kickoff show of the year 2014!  Two exciting nights were filled with mind-blowing performances by the popular following bands:  Jennifer Batten (solo performance), Shoot To Thrill (AC/DC tribute), Appetite For Deception (Guns N Roses tribute), One From Many (O.F.M.), Jukebox Heroes (Foreigner Tribute) and rounding off the night with Stone In Love (Journey tribute).

Jennifer’s mad guitar skills opened the weekend reminding the audience that this girl can rock!  Shoot to Thrill astounded the audience with bringing on a guest appearance from Mark Mullaney who blazed the stage on the bagpipes.  Appetite For Deception rounded the evening off with talent steaming from all corners of the stage.  Andrew Greene’s drum solo mesmerized the audience leaving them hungry for more.

Night two kicked off with fairly new group One From Many (O.F.M.) showcasing their dynamic originals.  Band member Josh “Trigger” Elie captivated the audience with his guitar solos.  By the end of the set, One From Many left the stage rapidly increasing their popularity.  Jukebox Heroes followed O.F.M. displaying a fantastic performance that rocked the crowd from beginning to end, and everywhere in between.  Stone In Love capped off the weekend performances leaving the audience packed up front belting out Journey tunes right along with powerful performer Kevin Hahn.

For whatever reason you were unable to make the shows, do not be dismayed.  You can check out the calendar for upcoming performances.  I’ll see you there! RNR!!

New Year’s Eve with Patrick Lamb

New Year’s Eve–difficult choices when amazing talent is spread out in different directions. I may end up booking a room downtown this year. 😀 Keeping it safe! Keeping it real!

Doug Fir featuring “MRC” and Shoot To Thrill

Here is a video of a compilation of candid shots from the show Shoot To Thrill at the Doug Fir.  Making their debut opening the show was the group Metts, Ryan and Collins.  “MRC” left the crowd screaming for more and setting the energy at a toxically high level.