#AbsynthianPsychoTrad, #TypewriterWaltz, and #3amSexyDirge are just a few of the hashtags playfully used to describe the songs of Portland-based band Three for Silver. The gypsy jazz group is a chimerical concoction, with Willo Sertain powering both vocals and accordion, Lucas Warford plucking a makeshift bass, and Greg Allison sawing the fiddle. They produce a sound that is both a rousing rhythmic aphrodisiac and a mind-slipping sedative. In essence, a prescription for a great live show. Over the course of seven days, Three for Silver will dispense their newest tunes during a residency for Al’s Den at Crystal Hotel (303 SW 12th Ave.).This is the last chance to hear what a #3amSexyDirge sounds like before they leave for Chicago’s Hi-Style Studio to record their new album, expected to be released mid-December. On Saturday, September 27, as the residency at Al’s Den concludes, PDX Magazine will use the opportunity to pair Three for Silver with local legend Nathan Jr’s new project titled .bot. The multi-instrumentalist Nathan Jr. is known as one half of the duo Duover, and has toured with the likes of M. Ward and Sea Wolf. The show, which is free to attend, begins at 7 p.m. PDX Magazine Music…
Photos by Miri Stebivka from the PDX Magazine Issue No. 7 release party at Star Theater, part of the 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival. Performers included Three For Silver, Rick Bain and the Genius Position, and Sallie Ford. Leo Daedalus hosted the event.
“Extravaganza” is not a word we throw around lightly, but this weekend’s Issue 7 release party is so packed with talent and fun there’s just no other word for what is in store for you. So, come out to the Star Theater this weekend for a PDX Magazine Extravaganza. This is not your typical concert, folks. Yes, we have three incredible bands — Sallie Ford, Rick Bain & The Genius Position, and Three for Silver — all of whom promise great musical performances, but we also have Leo Daedalus of The Late Now and his brain trust who are cooking up some special shenanigans with the PDX Magazine crew. And then we have the special guests: Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols who will join Rick Bain and the Genius Position, and Bela Balogh from 3 Leg Torso who will sit in with Three For Silver. Tickets are on sale now at startheaterportland.com – $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Sallie Ford, Rick Bain and the Genius Position, and Three For Silver join in celebration as we release PDX Magazine‘s 7th issue on April 12 as part of the Soul’d Out Music Festival! In addition, Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols will join Rick Bain, while Bela Balogh from 3 Leg Torso will sit in with Three For Silver. Host Leo Daedalus of The Late Now will guide us through an evening of our favorite musicians and personalities, video premieres, and visual art at Star Theater. Tickets are on sale now at startheaterportland.com – $15 in advance. This is going to sell out fast, folks! Tickets $18 at the door. RSVP on Facebook.