Headless Pez are a buncha idiot assholes.
This is Lounge Gizzard with a message. So prick up your ears, do the snake tongue wiggle, and give a sideways
devil horn salute !! I want all of you to know how much fun I had doing a show at The Lovecraft Bar last night.
I appeared at the Wednesday night musical event hosted by
The staff there were very gracious and I felt strangely comfortable onstage amid the mortuary paraphernalia. This
club is a Mecca for all horror movie lovers. The walls are plastered with framed cult movie photographs mostly B
+W. All things dark, foreboding, macabre and just plain bizarre are celebrated with a flair as the decorators
all out to create a unique, cozy sanctuary. Impressive and lovely hallucinatory original artwork also. I pined for
my old black and white twelve inch. I also wished I had filed my teeth and was sporting fresh razor slashes when I
sat down in one of their tall crypt-like booths. Nice !! I have found some people that like weird stuff as much as
I do !! I struggled through my set that was not without its hardware glitches, (in typical masochistic, martyr-
like Portland musician fashion ), and the audience gave me a satisfying round of applause. It doesn't get much
better than this. I encourage all of you to check this place out. The djs do a great job of whipping out a far-
ranging mix of electro, punk, post-punk, industrial, protopunk, Goth, and regular trippindicular music. Let your
mind and the time flow inside this little "rabid habit-shack" !! shadrac, shadrac don't look back.....
-( a term I just coined B.T.W.)
Keep The Faith,
Yer friend and compadre in the pursuit of enlightened equality throughout the known and unknown Universes,
a.k.a. Phil Rawsthorne
Re::::Lounge Gizzard Show April 10, 2013 = 9PM at The Lovecraft
421 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR, 97214, US
good times and souvenir CDs !
Went to see this tonight and it was amazing! Great adaptation, talented director and awesome actors, go see it! I'm not a fancy theater person, but this has made me wanna go see everything these people do.
It seems like sending Temple Lentz to this show might've been a better move than sending a fashion writer. Temple is a sketch and stand-up fan, and understands the genre. Because of that, she might not have used the word "skits." "Skits" are something boys in water balloon-stuffed bras perform at church camp. Grown-up comedians perform sketches. And The Aces perform them with aplomb. I was there for the immediate, enthusiastic standing ovation on Saturday as well. And if Rose didn't laugh once at the show, there's a chance she's a robot. Which is kind of awesome, but sending a robot to review a sketch show seems even more questionable than the fashion writer thing.
I enjoyed this show from beginning to end. I was impressed by the number of good sketches, which were fresh, smart and so funny people were covering their mouths to keep control of their loud snorts and giggle fits. It is rare to laugh from surprise and it was nice to feel that many times over. Thanks to The Aces for their solid writing and honest performances. I feel sorry for Rose, because she missed out on enjoying a wonderful show, offered at a very reasonable price. Too bad she took up a sought after seat in this consistently sold out show.
So you're saying the show was bad because you were confused? Must be a very complicated show. Seriously though, how does this qualify as a "review"?
I was at this show and they got a standing ovation, and I was one of the people surrounding Rose who was laughing their ass off. Rose writes articles about fashion. Typical Mercury to send someone to a show who isn't qualified just to take a snarky shit on it. This show is awesome.
I enjoyed this show. Some sketches were funnier than others, but the overlying theme showed a perfect balance of lightheartedness and sincerity. The comedic chemistry of these two was undeniable and fun to watch.
Just like 13 years ago in Game 7!
The Black Mamba neva' left!
Damon Stoudamire/Damian Lillard -
Shaq Daddy/D12...doesn't matter!
47pts/ 8 boards/ 5 dimes/ 3 steals/ 4 blocks
Gobble on it P. Town!
Communique on the Benefit for Cascadia Forest Defenders and Cascadia Earth First! Arrestees
On June 25th, 2012 activists from Cascadia Forest Defenders and Cascadia Earth First converged at the capitol building in Salem, OR to protest a plan that would double the annual clear-cutting in the Elliott State Forest--an ancient coastal forest that is home to endangered species like the Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet. Five activists locked themselves together in the offices of Kate Brown and Ted Wheeler while two others climbed flagpoles in front of the building and dropped banners reading: “Oregon: For Sale by Kate Brown and Ted Wheeler” and “Defend Oregon, No Compromise, Earth First!” Six of these activists were arrested on various charges.
This action was done to pressure the State Land Board to stop the selling and clear-cutting of ancient forests. The State Land Board is the decision making body for the management of Oregon’s public lands. Its members include Kate Brown, Ted Wheeler, and Governor Kitzhaber. Kitzhaber claims that increased clear-cutting in the Elliot State Forest is necessary to maintain public school funding. However, less than 1% of Oregon’s school budget comes from logging state lands and Kitzhaber himself admitted it is a mere “drop in the bucket” compared to total state spending on schools. The majority of the profits from timber sales go to the timber companies not our schools.
Clear-cut some of the last remaining native forests for “a drop in the bucket?” These activists said “No way!” and went to the capitol demanding that the State Land Board separates our school funding from public land management, stops the clear-cutting of ancient forests like the Elliott, and discontinues the privatization of public lands.
The six arrestees are now dealing with legal fees. Three arrestees who have completed trial have fees totaling $1395 ($600 being court fees and $795 in restitution.) Three others are awaiting trial. Because they are still awaiting trial, their court fees are unknown. The minimum amount of money they will owe is around $870 ($600 for court fees and $270 for community service monitoring fees.)
These amazing people put themselves on the line for Oregon’s ancient forests, and they need support from the community so they can continue to do this kind of work.
Cascadia Forest Defense and Cascadia Earth First! are putting on a benefit on April 20th, 2013 at the Tonic Lounge (3100 NE Sandy BLVD), for the arrestees.
Please come and give as much as you can in support of Oregon’s Native Forests!
For more information on Cascadia Forest Defense:
It'd be nice if writers would hitch their band wagon to critics with an ear for talent. The Shook Twins were amazing. Lost Lander could not recreate their well produced sound into a live atmosphere. LL's tunes resulted in a muffled, crowded, and all-too-familiar indie rock sound that cared way too much about their stage presence. The Shook Twins were a complete band that was only trying to be themselves and did so with grace and dignity.
A super solid show! It will have you near tears at times and laughing immediately after. All of the characters are beautiful executed by the actors, and it is not hard to find a connection with each of them. Even if you are not a theatre-goer, you will enjoy this show. Miracle Theatre is truly a gem in the Portland theatre scene, and this is a great example of the work they do. You won't regret attending!
Hi! The exhibit runs through May 2nd! thanks for announcing it in the Mercury. www.mirifoto.com
Hate when hippies review Hip Hop. You always have to make excuses as to why it's good music.
It's official, we're in the Portland Mercury!
Thanks for this.
This show was really good -- probably one of the best I've seen in a long time. Isn't it great that we have such quality theatre in our community?
I miss Jasin Fell
Well screw him! I almost had him on board for my musical 8 years ago and he stonewalled me! It was going to be named " Hello Dalai.........Lama" I even had Alan Thicke set to direct!
Is the price range for this really $21.25 to $1,272???
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