Dec 15 | THEATRE OF SHEEP: Portland Punk legends reunite at Slabtown

From Sam Soule:
Portland, OR, 97209,

Theater of Sheep
The Birthdays

The Wolfman Fairies



1033 NW 16th



[Wikipedepia] Theatre of Sheep was a 1980s American New Wave band from Portland, Oregon very popular with Northwest teenagers but virtually ignored by the over-21 crowd. Musically, the band had much in common with stylish New Wave and New Romantic bands of the day such as Duran Duran and Modern English (band) featured on MTV. Notably, their essential 1983 release, A Cathartic Aquacade, was produced and engineered by Greg Sage, leader of the legendary Portland punk band The Wipers.


Some of their music is featured in the documentary film Kurt & Courtney, where they were claimed as an influence on the grunge music scene.


Formed in 1980 they split in 1984 but played several one-off reunion shows throughout the 1990s at Portland area clubs. They were fronted by Rozz Rezabek.


In the Summer of 2006, Rezabek began making plans to compile a Theatre of Sheep CD containing remixed versions of fan favorites produced by TOS guitarist Jim Haskett. In the Spring of 2007, Old Flames, the first-ever Theatre of Sheep CD was released via the *Theatre of Sheep MySpace pageand CDBaby.


At this writing, a December 15, 2007 Theatre of Sheep reunion show is scheduled at the Slabtown Bar and Grill in Portland, OR. The band will feature founders Rozz Rezabek on vocals and guitarist Jimi Hasket, fleshed out by local associates.




As they sing… “a travellin' band in a punk rock town”… A PDX trio that lays down smart punchy rock 'n' roll quick to point ask what many Portlanders will ponder this office party season: Why would anyone want to drink at Kell's?




Sharp, sweet PDX pop rock. Also, not so sharp.

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