Monday April 21st 2014

Newz by The Nunz

A Severe Joy celebrates the release of a new album with a free listening party at SPACE Gallery

By: Holly Nunan

All right, this week seems like a great time for me to really pump up the positivity and hit you all with shots of optimism to keep you chooglin’ on through these cold winter months.  Thankfully, local musicians continuously heat things up on stages across Portland and beyond, so don’t give in to the winter doldrums just yet as we are definitely going to make it and hey, it’s already Tuesday – we’re flying right along! Here we go.

Kick start your evening with a terrifically fun and free, all ages listening party over at SPACE Gallery in Portland as the local electro-pop act A Severe Joy celebrates the release of their latest album, Cinematesque Part 1. Beginning at 7 o’clock you can stop by and hear the record in its entirety as well as have the opportunity to purchase the new release.

Empire Dine and Dance on Congress Street gets super smooth once again tonight as Yacht Blooded: A Live Smooth 70s AM Radio Party returns to the stage. Starting right around 8 you can check out some covers of Hall and Oates, Ambrosia, Gerry Rafferty, Michael McDonald and much more. It happens every Tuesday night downstairs at The Empire. It’s super free and super fun, so swing on by and check it out tonight.

This season of Cover to Cover continues tonight at The Big Easy in Portland with what should be an emotionally charged evening full of soaring vocals and piano driven ballads as The Children of Trees perform Tori Amos’ Boys For Pele in its entirety. Things get started right around 9 o’clock with an original set of tunes from The Children of Trees, who will be donating a portion of tonight’s proceeds to the RAINN foundation, which was actually co-founded by Tori Amos. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

Another freebie to check out tonight is happening down at Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge as DJ Ponyfarm presents another entertaining evening of karaoke. Stop by Slainte and belt out some of your favorite tunes starting around 9, rumor has it that Kate Sullivan-Jones of the local punk act, The Outfits, will be getting her birthday on this evening, so swing by and serenade her with a tune or two this Tuesday evening!

If you’re looking to take some time out this Tuesday and just chill with some experimental jazz then mosey on over to Local 188 on Congress Street where the Jaw Gems will be doing their thing from 10 o’clock until closing time.

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