When my esteemed music marketing overlords asked me to write a blog entry giving you the lowdown on the Crystal Ballroom’s 97th Birthday Free-for-All, my first thought was, “Uh, sure guys, that’s all fine and dandy in theory, but how could I possibly describe the ultimate awesomeness that this party entails? It will take 25 pages, and our readers have lives, ya know!”
So I figured I’d narrow it down. Give you a real feel for what this affair is, not just some fluffy words. To wit:
Sometimes, you just get on a roll. And, not to toot our own vuvuzelas, but, brutha, the Mission is on a roll. Or, perhaps it’s better to say the Mission is, uh, on a mission to drop some serious live entertainment on PDX.
What, you thought the Mission was only for movies? OK, we’ll grant you that it’s called the Mission Theater, but if you know McMenamins you know we love to think outside the box. We’ve been lining up a seriously cool, wondrously varied lineup for the upcoming weeks, and, while there’s plenty of screen-oriented goodness to check out, we’d like to point out some of the other goodies on their way to the Mission’s live stage:
For years, James Mercer has been known as many things.
He is, for one, a Shin. In fact, he founded the Shins, one of the most lauded bands of the decade.Read More
OK…as a professional, I know am supposed to maintain a cool, detached demeanor. I mean, yeah we have fun here at McMenamins Music and all, but still, there’s a certain comportment one is supposed to bear while at work. You know, no tank tops at your desk. No throwing flip-flops at the brewers as they pass by. No excited “Woo hoo”‘s should be emanating from behind my cubicle wall.Read More
It hasn’t taken long for one of McMenamins’ newest acts to start making a splash in the Northwest blues scene…Read More
Yay! Big ups to one of the stars of our Great Northwest Music Tour : Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside just won Best New Band in Willamette Week’s 2010 Insiders Music Poll.Read More
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