Do you remember Calobo? Through the '90s, the roots-rock band toured up and down the West Coast and sold 100,000 records without the help of an outside label. They broke up in 2001, but they're reuniting for three Northwest shows, including one at their old Portland stomping ground, the Crystal Ballroom. It's worth mentioning the reunion for its own merits, but if you don't remember Calobo, perhaps you know some of the famous Portland bands that descended from it: Bassist Nate Query and keyboardist Jenny Conlee went on to join the Decemberists and Black Prairie, and guitarist/mandolinist/vocalist Caleb Klauder is a lynchpin of Foghorn Stringband and the Caleb Klauder Country Band. Calobo—rounded out by guitarist/vocalist David Andrews, drummer Brian Bucolo, guitarist Kenneth Erlick, and vocalist Michelle Van Kleef—has an immaculate pedigree, and tonight's a not-to-be-repeated-anytime-soon opportunity for bereft fans to revisit one of the most important Oregon bands of the '90s. Chances are, Calobo will earn some new fans as well. NED LANNAMANN
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
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