Night on the Town


SATURDAY – Night on the Town

Happy Saturday! For all of those who LOVE football, well, today has been a long time coming. Good luck to both Oregon teams today! In the meantime, there’s a lot of music to listen to tonight… so after the games, check out the clubs. It’s a good night for something different!
There are a couple bands I’ve been listening to on my iPod I’d like to see in person tonight. First stop was going to be over at the Oak Street to catch the (mostly) all girl band Fancy Bandits. But from the band’s Facebook page, that show has been rescheduled to NEXT Saturday night... lame.

The ILLusionists

Ok, so then perhaps I’ll check out the ILLustionists… a hip-hop, rap band. They sound pretty good actually and are playing Diablos tonight. This band is not for the faint of heart when it comes to explicit lyrics… no no no! With some rated R material, this group sounds a lot like The Beastie Boys meet a naughty Will Smith. Some good grooves. And will be fun to kick it dancing.  In July of this year, the band released a full song “One Track Mind” which as filmed at John Henry’s.  This song is nasty…. I’m just sayin’,


The Longshots

Next heading over to Sam Bond’s Garage to listen to some the ska sounds of The Longshots. This 6-piece band from Eugene, who have been performing together since 2008 always bring the party when they perform. They have taken the essential elements of reggae, pop, jazz and punk and created a very unique sound that I’m anxious to hear live. From what I’ve heard of their music lead vocalist, Shane Conner, sounds so comfortable behind the mic and is the quintessential front man, should be an entertaining show. Can’t wait to hear the song “Shane’s Mom.”  The band, Target for Tomorrow, a 7-piece band is also on tonight’s bill, so I’m guessing they’ll plenty of time between sets to get a few more drinks!

I’m very happy that tomorrow night is a play night too!  No work on MONDAY!  Hooray!  There is so much to do and hear… there’s just no reason to stay home.  My sexy brunette designated driver made other plans tonight … so we’ll just have to see how much trouble I can get into by myself!
I’ll see you out there!

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Original Music

FREE: Black Forest: Machinameggedon, Takin’ by Tigers, Jones Road—10pm
FREE: Cornucopia: Mudpuppy—10pm
$5.00: Axe & Fiddle: Jared Mees & the Grown Children—8:30pm; Indie, soul
$5.00: Cozmic Pizza: Ken Peterson & The KingPins—9; Rock
$5.00: Luckey’s: The New York Rifles, The Purple Sparrows—10; Indie, rock
$5.00: Sam Bond’s: The Long Shots, Target for Tomorrow—9:30pm; Ska
Cover Bands & Tribute Bands
FREE: Happy Hours: Rocktopia—8pm Rock
FREE: O’Donnells: Monolith—9pm
FREE: Spirits Joybox—9pm
FREE: Village Green: Hard Drive—9pm Rock

Blues, Jazz & Country

$7.00 Mac’s: Red Hot Blues Sisters—9pm; Blues, rock, soul
$5.00 Whiskey River Ranch: Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboys—9pm; Country, rock

Dance, DJ, Hip Hop, Other

FREE: Ax Billy Grill Gerry Rempel Jazz Syndicate—8pm
FREE: The Bridge: DJ Crown—10PM; Hip hop, funk, soul
FREE: Conways: Ladies Night—9pm
FREE: Cowfish: “Sup!” w/Sassy Mouff, Michael Human & Guests—9:30pm; Top 40, electro
FREE: Doc’s Pad: DJ J-Will—8pm; Dance mix
FREE: Downtown Lounge: MC Type, The Illusionists—10pm
FREE: Embers: Retro—9pm
FREE: Granary: DJ Food Stamp—10; Requests
FREE: Two Friends Pub: Ladies Night—9pm
$5.00: John Henry’s: G.L.A.M.—9pm; DJs, performance

Nancy grew up in Eugene, graduating from Churchill before heading off to the big city of Portland, and later on to Los Angeles, CA where she pursued her interests in event coordination. After 5 years she returned to Portland where she began her career as a music journalist. After writing for local and national publications Nancy started her own music magazine, Only Local Music, highlighting and promoting local musicians.
In 2008 she was the master mind behind the online music magazine, Oregon Music News, Oregon's Only Online Music Magazine. Cultivating several alliances with organizations such as Music Millennium, The Portland Jazz Festival, the Waterfront Blues Association, The Mississippi Street Fair, and like groups, Nancy quickly grew the fresh start up from a mere idea to fruition within the scope of two years.
Concurrently she sought out and pursued business management consulting and continued her own business, Navigation Consulting. With over 20 years experience managing every kind of business imaginable Nancy has been fortunate enough to further engage her purpose of helping others to helping business owners actually grow their business.
Returning to her other passion, promoting music as well as musicians, Nancy continues to write about music and band across the state.

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