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June 2008 Schedule

No Cover! Open Jam every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call 541-547-5459

June 6,
9 p.m.

Landmark debut!

Urban reggae from hot new Portland band

The band members: tmpILL: Vox, MC; P.Hill: Vox, MC; Chris Couch: Guitar, Vox; Oscar: Drums; Tyler Stauss: Bass. A blend of funk-hop and reggae for some organic dance music. Three members are college friends from the Northwest, with the sound rounded out by east coast transplants. This is a new band, only a year away from its debut album, Crack the Pavement. Since then the gigs have stretched from Arcata, Calif., to Moscow, Id., They closed out last year with a sold out Halloween show at The Fez Ballroom.


June 7,
9 p.m.


Rock and blues from a band with roots on the Oregon coast and New York

T. Ray and the Shades got a great shot in the arm last year with the addition of Matt Zekala, a guitar player from New York who learned his licks in the heady 1990s eastern jam atmosphere sparked by Blues Traveler. He provides a great counter-point to former South County resident T. Ray, the singer and shaker on the stage. And there is also Scott Johnston on the sax, transplanted from San Francisco. And pulling it all together is drummer Matt Murray, who grew up in Waldport.


June 13,
9 p.m.


A hit on the Salem scene, blues and jazzy styles with a hint of pop

Originally from Pendleton, Marci Curtis has been singing since age 5, getting her start in the church choir. She has worked with many jazz groups, such as Amack Records’ vocalist, DyAnne, out of Oakland. She helped found Textuur, which played the Los Angeles jazz scene and was featured in the independent film, “LA Blues”. She moved to Salem in 2006 and was an immediate hit, winning “The New Voice of Salem” in a sing off at Lefty’s. Marci is backed up by guitarist Alex Curtis, bassist John Shaw and drummer Bongo Bob Pettit.


June 14,
9 p.m.


Blues and rock from New Orleans transplant

Jesse Young is one of the New Orleans-to-Portland transplants who have managed to find the Landmark. Jesse lived in Mid-City, not far from the Mid-City Bowl, a hotbed of NOLA sound. Katrina, however, put a foot of water in his house and he accepted the invitation of the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival last year. And in Portland he still is, now playing with Steve Kerin, formerly of Lafayette, La., who went from jam to jam across the country before settling on the Portland scene. The band gives the rolling blues treatment to Muddy Water and Howlin' Wolf so that you're not sure if its a cover or not.


June 20,
9 p.m.


Legendary Eugene band reunites to play some alt pop ala the late Beatles

Here is a band with a long story. Originally from different rock bands in Eugene the group started playing together in 1993, writing songs, making CDs and getting along in the local club scene. The brand of music was Beatlesque with the emphasis on the rocking power pop side, leading to a stint in Europe in 1998, then an appearance at the second annual International Pop Overthrow (IPO) festival in Los Angeles. At this festival, there were over 100 bands from around the world playing pop music. Phamous Phaces found a warm and accepting audience there and proceeded to play the 3nd IPO in 1999, leading to another trip to Europe. In 2005 in Liverpool, England, Phaces played the Beatles home ground -- The Cavern Club, The Cavern Pub, Lennon's Bar & Flannagan's Apple. After the event, Creative Flair UK conducted a poll that named Phamous Phaces the best band out of 120 groups that participated at the week long festival. Back in Oregon, the band drifted into some changes but is fully back together, with its original members, including Roger McConnell, back at the stand.


June 21,
9 p.m.


Funk and rock : Janis Joplin meets Mavis Staples

Soulicious strolled into the Landmark a couple of months ago and lit up the place with an upbeat take on the blues groove. It delivered a fresh sound to old school funk and R&B, showing off years of experience in various Northwest bands. Led by Paula Vaden on vocals, rhythm guitar and percussion, the band includes Gerry Rempel on lead guitar, Sharon Greve on drums, Cheryl Camelio  on vocals and percussion, JoAnne Lutz on keyboard and Jamie Porter on bass. The band calls it "Rock Mo' Funk."


June 26,
9 p.m.


Red-hot blues guitar from the heartland of Ohio

The band has been featured on the Beale Street Caravan, Blues Delux and the House of Blues Radio Show. Jerardi’s last CD “Virtual Virtue” featured legendary keyboardist Chuck Leavell [Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton etc.] and he just released his first ever DVD simply titled “Troubled Places, Troubled Times.” Blues Matters magazine from England recently featured Eric on the cover and had this to say: “Well crafted pieces that take you on a ride of musical styles without fear, without genre, without prejudice...with style, with feeling, with talent, with joy, with funk, with guts and with awesome playing and variation" and the House of Blues said, "Eric Jerardi has exploded onto the national scene as one of this country's foremost blistering blues/rock players!"


June 27,
9 p.m.

Muddy winner - $5 cover


Rockin' Portland blues band winning awards and followers

In four years singer/songwriter Kolvane moved the Rose City Kings from obscurity to notoriety, winning Muddy awards, releasing three critically acclaimed albums; touring behind Chicago blues legend Jody Williams and gaining entry into the Top 50 Roots Music Report in the Roots Blues category. Last year the Kings morphed into the band Kolvane and this spring toured the West (from Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco to Highway 99 in Tacoma.) A new CD is due for release in May, so should be available for the Landmark gig. Kolvane is joined by Steve Kerin on keyboards and vocals and Thom Sullivan on drums.


June 28,
9 p.m.


Americana from stomp boogie to fiddlecentric country soul

The successor to Rustica, this band brings Tricia Rojas, Alan Bowen and Paul Prato back together with some new songs and renewed energy. Helped along by Texan Matthew Higgins on the drums, the band has a new badge as well as a new sound. More Texas than before with more originals, guitar/banjo/dobro player Bowen provides the bulk of the raw material. Higgins contributes the tight, bright, intricate groove he developed while cutting his teeth on Bob Wills country-swing standards. Paired with Prato’s bottomy electric and upright bass sound and punk-bred attack, Tin Silver’s rhythm section has uncommon fire and dynamic range. Rojas, the band’s other Lonestar State member, brings sweet violin and the aching, rafter-rattling vocals she developed singing in church choirs during her childhood.


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Looking Ahead!
Future Attractions

July 9,
9 p.m.  


Zydeco innovations from the Cajun country

The music was in the house and in the culture and long before he was Dikki Du, the leader of this band was soaked in the zydeco sound. He was not, however, content to repeat the past and like other young players from the Cajun country, Dikki Du pushes the tradition. He has broken out of his Lawtell, Louisiana, home ground, traveling the country. His reputation is for high energy dance shows. You never know when Dikki and the Krewe will blast off in a triple accordion shootout or run away with a washboard crazed dance step. Look out -- most people don't, but Dikki Du.


July 10,
9 p.m.  


From New York City, psychedelic rock and blues from former lead guitar player for Sheryl Crow's touring band

The Wolfe here is Todd Wolfe and the tour went for five years. Crow was a rising star and she opened for a rather distinguished crowd in the mid 1990s. The list includes Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and the Eagles. Todd got off the road around 1998, began running the blues jam at Manny's Car Wash in New York City, then evolved this new touring band that hits the Landmark. His playing has a delicacy that refreshes the jagged edges of the guitar flashes. Lately, this band shared the bill with the likes of The Allman Brothers, Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Wolfe has three CDs,"Delaware Crossing," (2004), "Wolfe" (2002) and "Live from Manny's Car Wash" (1999). And check his website for a new official bootleg.


July 27,
9 p.m.


Blues master from Denver -- they call him "Devil Boy"

Eddie was born in Cuba and raised in Chicago, bringing two great musical traditions together in one fast guitar cat. Here's the skinny from Blues Revue Magazine: "If anybody ever went down to the Crossroads and let the Devil tune his guitar it was probably Eddie Turner. Man, you get chills every time the guy strikes a note! And the expressions he makes while he's talking out each lick leave one convinced he's channelling other-worldly ancestral demi-gods." He was the winner of the 2006 WC Handy Blues Music Award for “Best New Blues Band of the Year,” an award that helped put Turner on the list of the elite blues guitarists currently performing.