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Take Five and all that otha jazz

by David Krough


Posted on April 24, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:37 PM

Sun's out, eh?
OK, the title of this post was a reference to Dave Brubek, who played Thursday night at the Schnitz. A benefit for Music For the Heart-Struble Foundation. The Man.

At Ground Control the kiddies from Portland State are having some tunes for their KPSU magazine release party. It's a benefit/pledge drive for this indie student station that's grown a lot since I graduated. OK, ten years you can get a lot done, I guess.

Salem's very own The Buttfrenchers rule this lineup, along with Dance Terrør, Strangers Die Every Day, New Century Schoolbook, DJ Moonchild (7 pm)

Over at the Dantes, The Minus 5 are back, sheesh ya'd think they lived here or something. playing with the Dimes and Heavenly States.

At the Towne Lounge if you like your piano banged, your songs simple and brilliant, you'll want to check out Minneapolis' Mark Mallman. Rocking-to-sweet melodies as a true troubador.

Saturday splash kicks off with the fifth annual Stumptown Comics fest at the Lloyd Center Doubletree. Also -- Dark Horse could be looking for YOU. Apparently, an editor will be looking for portfolios to fill the "newbie" slot for the next two months in Myspace Dark Horse Presents.

And for all of you who just LOVE clowns a new Rose Festival program called Character Clown Corps train ordinary folks to not creep out the kids -- you get a makeup kit and costume as well as tips to develop your very own clown character at the World Trade Center

You may well get a chance to show off in front of the Grand Floral Parade, since 20 people will be selected

Up on the mountain, winter turns to spring literally, at the second annual Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows.
Kona Brewing and All About Hawaii Travel put on the slide as participants fly down the hill and try to scoot the 80-90 foot long pond.

Also -- Polynesian drinks and Hawaiian food. It's $25 to play. And our own Matt Zaffino is judging!