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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tonight in Music: Lucinda Williams, Thao & Mirah, The Do-Over and Japanther

Posted by Ethan Jayne on Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 12:00 PM

LUCINDA WILLIAMS, SERA CAHOONE (Roseland, 8 NW 6th) PASSIONATE KISSES—Country-rock legend Lucinda Williams has built up her own genre of music: poetic, dark, rock 'n' roll country. Starting in the '70s as a folk singer, she was signed by Rough Trade, not your typical Americana label, and she's remained an exceptional and unique songwriter over the years. CP
w/Sera Cahoone; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $30

PORTLAND FOLK FESTIVAL: THAO AND MIRAH, LAURA GIBSON, AMY ANNELLE (Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) See our Portland Folk Festival picks, pg. 13.

THE DO-OVER: HAYCOCK, JAMIE STRONG, ALOE BLACC & SPECIAL GUESTS (Produce Row, 204 SE Oak) "It's unfortunate that clubs/events can be so segregated racially and musically, so we set out to change the rules," explains Jamie Strong, co-founder of the Do-Over. With this simple premise, Strong, Aloe Blacc, and Chris Haycock launched the Do-Over and since its original inception six years back, this Los Angeles event has quickly become an indispensable SoCal summertime experience that has reinvented how Angelenos have a good time. The Do-Over is more backyards, BBQs, and sunshine than bouncers, disco balls, and velvet ropes; a simple yet stunningly effective concept that condenses the sheer thrill of an unforgettable afterhours party with big-name talent, into a shorter, daylight-friendly event open to all comers.

...Continue reading the rest of Ezra Ace Caraeff's article on the Do-Over here.

JAPANTHER, MUHAMMADALI, SHAKES, SEASON OF NIGHTMARES (The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) Has anyone ever been faced with the odd quandary of choosing between TBA (as in the Time-Based Art Festival) or charmingly lowbrow Northeast dive the Know? Perhaps they will tonight, since Japanther is performing at TBA in a few weeks (on September 9, to be exact), albeit for a very different crowd than the one expected tonight. Which show shall you see? You might as well play it safe and catch both shows of hyperactive inspiration from Japanther. Just in case. EAC

As always, you can find our complete live music listings here.

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