9/23/10: CMG Benefit show w/ Rich Halley, Thicket, Pete Swanson, Golden Retriever, CCCP, Deep/Leap video

September 23, 2010:

A Benefit Show for Portland's Creative Music Guild

Pete Swanson
Golden Retriever
Rich Halley Trio
the Creative Composer’s Collective of Portland
Video art by Jesse Malmed/Deep Leap

Thursday, September 23rd, 8pm 
@ Holocene, www.holocene.org
 1001 SE Morrison

- Pete Swanson -  Much anticipated solo performance by the sonic dervish formerly of Yellow Swans.

- Golden Retriever -  Serious synth and effected bass clarinet tripscapes.  Cinematic, strange, and smart.  Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet) and Matt Carlson (synth).    

- Thicket - Caustic, mercurial, and intuitive improvisations by members of Dragging an Ox through Water, Why I Must Be Careful, and Fly!Fly!Fly!Fly!Fly!  Brian Mumford (guitar), Ben Kates (reed guitar), and John Niekrasz (drums).

- Rich Halley Trio - Tight, eloquent avant-jazz by Portland's finest.  Rich Halley (sax), Andre St.James (bass), Carson Halley (drums).  Rich is a fantastic saxophonist and founded the Creative Music Guild in 1991.  Andre and Carson make for a blistering rhythm section.   

- The Creative Composers' Collective of Portland will debut two new ecstatic compositions by Heather Vergotis and Ursula Morton.  Performers include stalwarts of Portland's avant music scene:  Mark Kaylor, Gregg Skloff, JP Jenkins, Ryan Steuwe, Alyssa Reed, Todd Dickerson, Heather Vergotis, and Ursula Morton.

- Deep/Leap Video is Jesse Malmed who is a video artist who has exhibited his work across the US.  He curates Deep Leap Microcinema and deftly combines live performance and contemporary video art. 

9/17/10: Dragging an Ox through Water and Hammer of Hathor

September 17, 2010
Dragging an Ox Through Water
Hammer of Hathor

6637 Milwaukie Ave
Doors 8, show at 9