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Jail Weddings and Father Figure

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Rontoms (map) Southeast
Sun., June 17, 8:30 p.m. 2012 21+

free

Jail Weddings are a beautiful train wreck: a traveling rock 'n' roll carnival from Los Angeles with a dangerously romantic shot of soul. At the Jail Weddings shows I've attended, people tend to drink heavily, dance recklessly, and make out (sometimes with strangers). The band has around a dozen members, though the numbers fluctuate, and lots of instruments: horns, guitars, and killingly gorgeous lady backup singers. Singer, bandleader, and trickster-in-chief Gabriel Hart says he chose his bandmates for their personalities as much as for their artistry. Jail Weddings have plenty of both. Maybe too much for their own good: One of their iconic early songs, a soulful ballad that's part Buddy Holly and part Stax Records, is titled "I Am Fucking Crazy." That's not hyperbole. BRENDAN KILEY

Rontoms

600 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214
503-236-4536
Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am-2:30 am Sat-Sun 2 pm-2:30 am
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Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 11 am-2:30 am Sat-Sun 2 pm-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., June 17, 8:30 p.m. 2012