Holy cow, I feel like an idiot for not promoting this sooner - Leon Redbone is playing TONIGHT at The Aladdin.
No one really knows his real name, or where he came from. His troubador-rolling blues honk has been compared to Dr. John, Tom Waits.
All I know is, my ma used to yell at my father for playing Leon's records when I was quite young, so of course that's all I wanted to listen to then.
OK, I know I rant about vinyl a lot, but I have to some more all because this weekend the focus is on independent record stores - of which Portland has several fine varieties.
And if you thought you were going to get yardwork done,or lounge on a patio barbecuing and drinking microbrews FORGET IT!
It's going to be like 40 degrees and raining sideways, so get back to the great indoors and spend some money.
Saturday is RECORD STORE DAY!
Speaking of - next week the Jackpot Fifth annual film fest at Hollywood theater unwinds.
I was curiously drawn to this when it all started and it's continued to clobber me over the head every year with it's lineup of coolness. And IT'S FREE.
Monday, April 21st: 7-9 pm "Northwest Passage - Directors Cut"
Tuesday, April 22nd: 7-9 pm "Hip Hop Night"
Wednesday, April 23rd: 7-9 pm "The Holy Modal Rounders - Bound To Lose"
Thursday, April 24th: 7-9 pm "Psych/Garage Night"
Friday, April 25th: 7-9 pm "Black Sabbath Live" and an exciting Mystery Feature
THIS JUST IN: Westside Christian High School Theater is doing YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, starting next Friday April 25 and running through Sunday, May 4.
Quoted in the release it says "A day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown - from wild optimism to utter despair."
Good grief, how true. Peanuts is the darkest, yet funniest comic strip ever produced by the genius Charles Schultz, long before "Garfield minus Garfield." With lines like this: "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." – Charles M Schulz
This production is based on the 1999 Broadway run.
It's at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House at 6149 SW Shattuck Road in Portland.
Show times are Friday and Saturday evenings, April 25, 26, May 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM and a Sunday matinee on Sunday, May 4 at 2:30 PM.
Tickets are $10 and $12 and reservations and information are available by calling (503) 697-4711, ext. 243.
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