By | Teri Briggs
Portland’s Playlist was lucky that MarchFourth! returned to Portland in time to bring them into the studio at Portland Radio Project for a special segment. If you are not familiar with this band, you need to get them on your radar because they are not your ordinary band, they are extraordinary!
Fortunately for Portland, the band returns to their hometown every March 4th to play their infamous anniversary show. This year, they are playing three shows at the Crystal Ballroom; two all ages performances on March 3rd, and a 21 and over show on March 4th. The March 3rd shows are fundraisers for their Joy Now Arts Project, a local non-profit, founded and operated by MarchFourth members. They offer programs in music, acrobatics, and performing arts to youth ages 5-18. Proceeds from these shows will help provide scholarships for underprivileged students.
Do yourself a favor and get your body down to the Crystal Ballroom and see why this band is known and loved the world round, you won’t regret it. Instead, you’ll become a full-fledged member of the greatest “circus” on earth: the MarchFourth family, and will be known as a participant in what some call, the “Audience Liberation Party.” I can’t think of a better party to be in in these current times.
At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.