Locals Rhapsody Machine will open for Israeli indie pop icon Amit Erez, who performs as The Secret Sea. Suggested ticket price is $5-$15. To pay more just choose a higher Quantity above. All proceeds will be distributed to the musicians.
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Courtney Marie Andrews spent over nine months of 2017 on the road, with multiple trips across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. That’s nothing new for Andrews, though. She’s been touring relentlessly since leaving her Arizona hometown at 16. It’s a life that inspired much of her 2016 breakthrough album, Honest Life. While that album’s themes spoke to the isolation and rootlessness inherent in a life on the road, most of its songs were actually written during an intentional, extended break.
Andrews’ own vocals are notably more powerful and soulful — especially on the organ-heavy blues number “Border”, with a ragged weariness that honors the immigrant’s resilience in the face of blatant thoughtlessness and racism; and “Took You Up”, a take on accepting love as a simple offering before any illusion of wealth or success. Her vocal performances reflect her recent listening habits, which include Motown and soul, as well as albums by the eclectic rock band Little Feat. They also point to her confidence and growing range as a live vocalist.
Fronted by Portland native, Sarah Clarke, who’s powerful vocals and engaging stage presence immediately command attention, the rest of the band is comprised of six exceptional musicians, Evan “Evvnflo” Simko (Guitar + MC), Terry Drysdale (Drums), Jon Shaw (Bass), Ben Turner (Keys), Chris Hardin (Tenor Sax), Thomas Barber (Trumpet). Many of them friends since high school, each player is as good as the next and all of them exceptional in their own way, Dirty Revival functions like a well oiled machine with every part doing exactly what it’s supposed to.
Dirty Revival’s democratic approach to music shows in their songwriting, their original music effortlessly incorporating several different genres of music. At times showcasing their unique take on the soul and funk sounds of the 60’s and 70’s, then, straddling the line between rock band and pop band. The care the group takes in the arrangement of their original music is reflected in their cover choices, known for their dynamic recreations of classic songs by artists ranging from NIN to Black Sabbath and Rage Against the machine, illustrates why it is difficult to put the Dirty Revival in any one genre of music.
Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed American indie band The Weepies.
On the strength of their distinctive songwriting and harmonies, The Weepies quietly sold more than a million records, with over 30 million views on YouTube and 90 million streams on Spotify. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release music, making 7 records over 10 years.
When their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was in chemo almost immediately. Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies released an intense new record, SIRENS. Coming back from the edge sharpened their focus; at 16 songs and almost an hour long, it quickly became one of the best received albums of their career.
“We are so incredibly excited to announce this ALL AGES show!! We’ve had the pleasure of working with the McNary High School Acappella Choir, Something Dangerous, for the past few months and they will be taking the stage with us! We’re also excited to feature Bri Cauz. A local and touring musician here in Salem as well. This is going to be an amazing show featuring some incredible talent. P.S. LET’S SELL THIS OUT!”
With a passion for music and a love of all things radio, Jen Emerson joined the PRP team in 2016. Jen’s musical involvement includes a long history of choral and jazz singing. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday, 10 am-Noon