The Days of Lore Presents

Deejay Loraxe at Beech Street Parlor 3/17

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 | musiX, pdX, vinylZ | No Comments

By the looks of things I’m going to have to play some metal. Continuing my plummet into all things heavy (more on this later), I’ll be digging out some classicks from Budgie, Sepultura, Saint Vitus, and most likely some KISS, RATT and Angel. Come hang out with me at Beech Street this St. Paddy’s Day from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. I’ll be the one hunched over underneath the stairwell sweating, drinking Jamison and flipping licorice pizza. You’re welcome for painting such a lovely picture.

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The Days of Lore Presents: The Steven Lasombras at Record Room

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 | musiX, pdX | No Comments

Portland’s The Steven Lasombras have been lurking in their basement lair, keeping a distance from our recent stretch of sunny weather. Now that everything’s back to normal here in Portland, I think they’re ready to come out of hiding.

TDoL has lured them out with the promise of beer and some sort of bacon and cheese tater tot concoction for a night of post-apocalyptic noise at Record Room Saturday, May 26. I’ll be spinning records along with DJ Bob Ham with the promise of making the gray weather a few shades darker. We’re all smiles for this one.

“The Sicilian Bull”The Steven Lasombras

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TDoL Presents: Nucular Aminals, Koko and the Sweetmeats, and Still Caves at The Know

Monday, January 9th, 2012 | musiX, pdX | No Comments

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, The Days of Lore Presents a night at The Know in Portland with our noisy friends Nucular Aminals, Koko and the Sweetmeats and Still Caves.

Not only is the show a doozy that’s sure to get out of hand (in a very polite, indie-rock sort of way), it also marks the third in a series of shows this week celebrating The Know‘s seventh anniversary. Seattle trio Koko and the Sweetmeats killed me (softly) in 2011 with their latest album SACRIFICE and their otherworldly skronky blues, easily landing the top spot in TDoL’s year-end list of albums in 2011. And Nucular Aminals (K Records) and newcomers Still Caves will surely melt you with their off-kilter psychedelic rawk.

Tix are a measly five bucks, so you really have no excuse not to come down to The Know for a Hump Day buzz and some rock and roll, eh?

“Day & Day”Nucular Aminals

“My Brain Came From a Factory”Koko and the Sweetmeats

“Dutch”Still Caves

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Black Whales got first

Monday, August 9th, 2010 | musiX, pdX | 1 Comment

There’s a first time for everything, as they say.

This Wednesday’s show with Black Whales, Ravishers and Nucular Aminals marks the first time TDoL has done anything with said bands. It’s the first time they’ve played the same bill, probably their first time playing Mississippi Studios. On a completely unrelated note, I bought my first Rush album last week.

Maybe it will be your first time seeing these bands … hopefully it won’t be your last. In keeping with the rule of firsts (kind of like the Rule of Thirds in photography, only with firsts and no connection to photography), TDoL caught up with Black Whales drummer Davey Brozowski (first one on the left) to discuss some very crucial musical firsts in his life. Also included below is “The Diamond Divide,” the first song off the band’s first EP. Oh, and come down to Mississippi Studios Wednesday, Aug. 11—Black Whales go on last.

First album.
Miley Cyrus … my friend Nathan gave it to me.

First instrument.
Trombone—tried it for two weeks at the request of the band teacher because they had too many drummers. I promptly returned in two weeks with sticks in hand. I’ve been playing drums since. I’ve never touched a trombone again.

First concert.
Beach Boys. America opened. Puyallup Fair. Let’s go to Kokomo!

First band.
Very first band was Missing In Action; first band to tour and put out records was the Catheters. The band I was in between MIA and Catheters was called Damaged Goods. They basically traded me like free agent for the Catheters’ drummer because he couldn’t take all the crass humor and harsh jokes from the other members. I was 14 and just wanted to play drums loud, fast and hard—could have been any band.

First Black Whales EP.
Origins. It literally is the origins of the band. We made these first recordings to see what the songs sounded like … nice demos. Turned out we all really like the songs so we took the steps to release our first slab of plastic. I still like it. A band’s early stuff is not necessarily their best, but you can see what they’re capable of with time and work. Plus there’s usually less inhibitions with songwriting. I feel like that was captured on Origins, and we’ve only raised that bar with the full length that’s to be released.

“The Diamond Divide”Black Whales

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TDoL Presents: Black Whales, Ravishers and Nucular Aminals

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | musiX, pdX | 6 Comments

Otra noche de rock con tus amigo(s) de Los Dias de Lore y nuestros amigo(s) de The Deli Portland. ¿Si o no?

This time we have Seattle pop twangers Black Whales, along with PDX full-on rock outfits Ravishers and Nucular Aminals making some racket at one of my favorite music venues Mississippi Studios. Special guest: Emiliano Zapata.

It goes without saying that TDoL will be giving away a couple pairs of tickets to the show. Leave your name and e-mail address in the comments to enter. Winners will be notified Monday, Aug. 9. Until then, sink your teeth into these choice cuts, and look for more fun and goodies prior to the show.

“Books on Tape”Black Whales

“Keep You Around”Ravishers

“Ooooh Kill Oooooooh”Nucular Aminals

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