Like A Villain is the brainchild of the multi-talented Holland Hunter Andrews. Beautiful, haunting, jarring and otherwise astounding.
Moodring is centered around Rollerball's Monte Allen & Mae Starr. While it’s easy to hear that Moodring is awesome, other words to describe them are a bit harder to come by. The presence of piano & clarinet give a free post-jazz flavor. Mae Starr’s ghostly vocals sound like the lounge music on a sinking ship. The deep groove jams sink in to form some kind of modern American gamelan sound. The music is so raw & infectious & immediate that it feels more proto-everything than post-anything. So just soak it in & sink into the doom.
8pm sharp (show ends by 10) at Revival Drum Shop NE 15th & Prescott, $5 (100% of the door goes to the musicians)
This event is a part of The Creative Music Guild's Outset Series. The Outset Series goal's are simple:
Support and Grow the Portland Improvising Music Scene
The Outset Series provides an opportunity for local improvising musicians to get in front of an audience in a non-commercial venue with a completely attentive audience that is dedicated to creative, improvised music. This is the only regular series in Portland that features experimental, improvised music in front a live audience.
Pay Musicians for Their Work
One hundred percent of the money collected at the door is given to the musicians. Neither the Creative Music Guild nor Revival Drum Shop take a cut from the door as both are committed to paying musicians fairly for their art. The Outset Series is one of the few opportunities for musicians who play non-commercial music to receive fair compensation. Too often musicians, especially those performing at the cutting edge, are expected to play for free or get paid after the venue has taken its cut. Instead, we’ve made musician compensation a priority for the Outset Series.
Provide a Reliable Space for Fans of Creative, Improvised Music Listen to the Music They Love
Often fans of experimental music have to travel to out-of-the-way venues, cram into house basements or strain to hear the music over the sounds of the bar. Sometimes this can add to the experience of a show but often it is a distraction. The Outset Series provides a regular opportunity in a comfortable setting at an affordable price for creative music fans to hear the music they love.