The Days of Lore Presents
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
Monday, January 9th, 2012 | musiX, pdX | No Comments
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
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.
Miley Cyrus … my friend Nathan gave it to me.
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.
Beach Boys. America opened. Puyallup Fair. Let’s go to Kokomo!
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
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
Monday, April 12th, 2010 | musiX, pdX | No Comments
TDoL is giving away two pairs of tickets as well as two vinyl platters of The Mother Hips’ latest LP Pacific Dust. Just become a Facebook fan of The Days of Lore and list songs you’d like to hear live, or why you want to check out the show in the comments. It’s that easy!
Winners will be notified Thursday, April 15. There will be more goodies divvied up at the show. Come say hi, give a high-five, get yourself a drink, and enjoy the rock. In that order.
“Pet Foot” – The Mother Hips
“Shake” – Jared Mees & the Grown Children
“She Was High” – The Hugs
Monday, April 5th, 2010 | musiX, pdX | No Comments
I wasn’t kidding when I said I was giving away some Mother Hips loot to coincide with the first The Days of Lore Presents event. TDoL is giving away two pairs of tickets to the show, which goes down Friday, April 16 at the Doug Fir, and will also feature Monarques The Hugs [Monarques are off to New Jersey to perform live on A Prairie Home Companion 4/17--Ed.] and Jared Mees & the Grown Children. TDoL is also giving away two vinyl copies of The Mother Hips’ excellent new LP Pacific Dust.
To enter, just become a fan of The Days of Lore on Facebook (go here, log in, and you will be directed to it); once there and newly befanned, simply list five songs (or more) you’d like to see The Mother Hips perform live. If you’re new to the band, tell me why you’d like to check them out—could be a sentence or a rambling essay. Also, specify where you’re from (if you’re from far, far away—say, Portland, Maine, or the Martian moon of Phobos—we’ll put you in the drawing for the records instead of the tix). Winners will be chosen at random, and will be announced/notified/high-fived Thursday, April 15.
“White Falcon Fuzz” – The Mother Hips
The Mother Hips performing “Pacific Dust” for Hear Ya session in Chicago
Monday, March 29th, 2010 | musiX, pdX | No Comments
The first The Days of Lore Presents show featuring San Francisco’s The Mother Hips is coming to the Doug Fir Friday, April 16 (the key word here being “the”). Joining them are a couple of great Portland bands in Jared Mees & the Grown Children and Monarques The Hugs [Monarques are headed to New Jersey to perform on A Prairie Home Companion 4/17--Ed.] All three make sweet, sweet rock ‘n’ roll … you and I will take care of the debauchery.
Tickets are $15, and can be purchased here. TDoL will be giving away two pairs of tickets as well as a couple of vinyl platters from The Mother Hips in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
“TGIM” – The Mother Hips
“The Tallest Building in Hell” – Jared Mees & the Grown Children
“Cold Cold Heart” – Monarques