We are giving away a pair of tickets to Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets @ Revolution Hall on October 9. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 5.
From our sponsors:
Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets
October 9, 2018
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $39.50 ADV / $42 DOS | 21+
More info: revolutionhall.com
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR
Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal.
Starting with 1995′s ‘The Impossible Bird’ through to 2011′s ‘The Old Magic,’ Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of the New York Times to describe his live show as “elegant and nearly devastating.”
His new 4 song EP “Tokyo Bay” features Los Straitjackets as his backing band
Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.
Their most recent album “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love & Los Straitjackets” consists of instrumental covers of Nick Lowe Songs
PI Power Trio…
The PI Power Trio is Pat Irwin (guitar, electronics), Sasha Dobson (drums, vocals) and Daria Grace (bass, vocals). The band draws on the rich tradition of Instrumental Rock and Roll and then blows it up. The PI Power Trio plays modern music.
Pat Irwin was a founding member of the seminal No Wave bands The Raybeats (with George Scott, Jody Harris, and Don Christensen from The Contortions) and 8 Eyed Spy (with Lydia Lunch and Jim Sclavunos from Teenage Jesus and George Scott from The Contortions.) Irwin was a long time touring member of the B-52s, joining the band in 1989 and helping to bring the hits “Love Shack” and “Roam” to mass audiences around the world.