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The Baseball Project, Dressy Bessy and Zeus


Dante's (map) Downtown
Wed., Sept. 10, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Eliza Sohn

On paper, the Baseball Project doesn't really sound like a great idea. I'm a fan of R.E.M., the Minus 5, the Dream Syndicate, AND baseball, and I don't even think it sounds like a great idea. Sure, baseball is a game of characters and characters have stories, but limiting the entirety of your band's output to a sub-subgenre of which the most notable previous example is John Fogerty's "Centerfield"? Sounds like an error, right? Fact is, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon, and (lately) Mike Mills, have mined the sport's lore for three albums' worth of material now, and the result has been a surprisingly rich (and educational!) catalog of songs spinning tales of the known and not so known—Ichiro to Satchel Paige to Big Ed Delahanty. Lenny Dykstra, Dock Ellis, and (Robin's brother) Larry Yount are among the subjects on the latest, titled 3rd, and if you know nothing about them going in, you will want to coming out. Tonight's triple-header makes for a diverse bill, with Denver's Dressy Bessy and Toronto's Zeus—with new album in tow—lending support. JEREMY PETERSEN


350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Sept. 10, 9 p.m. 2014
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