Enough of that! Let's talk about good music. The Portland Cello Project really doesn't need explaining anymore (they're all cellos! They do cool covers! They bridge the gap between classical and popular music!) but they've got a fine new record coming out, and three shows this weekend.
Portland Cello Project - "H*A*M"
Jeff Mangum is playing two shows next week—yes, really. The reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman is making a very, very long awaited return to the stage, so missing this would be like missing... well, like missing a Neutral Milk Hotel show.
Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland 1945"
And the Soul'd Out Music Festival kicked off last night with a couple shows, including one from Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. They've got lots and lots of other shows over the next couple weeks, including two CD release shows from Curtis Salgado tonight and tomorrow.
Curtis Salgado - "What You Gonna Do?"
Plus a smorgasbord of Up and Coming shows.