Category: Music Picks

The Space’s 70s Music Tribute Weekend. Friday & Saturday Oct. 27 – 28th 7pm @ The Space Concert Club.

If you know me at all, you know I often bitch and moan about tribute bands and cover bands. So, why the hell am I picking these two shows at The Space? It’s nuanced. These decade celebrations are what we in the biz call a “one off.” That means, all the bands learn the songs for one show only. They don’t take it on the road and milk someone else’s music for all it’s worth. In fact, I played Dead Kennedys in their 80s theme show last New Year’s Eve, and it was a hoot. Also, it’s extra fun...

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Toxic Zombie, Dead Animal Assembly Plant, Hideous Monster and Grandma Dynamite

Sunday, October 29th at 7pm @ Shotskis Woodfired Eats. It’s called the Brainz and Butchers Tour and it’s the weekend before Halloween. This bill seems like just the ticket. I’ve never seen D.A.A.P. live, but they’re one of those bands with a highly imaginative backstory that has something to do with the 1800’s and cannibalism. They list their hometown as “The Sweetmeats Slaughterhouse.” So, there ya go. Also on the bill is Portland’s Toxic Zombie who lists themselves as Horror Based Rock n Roll. Hideous Monster is also from Portland and all three of these bands are highly theatrical...

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Shotskis Battle of the Bands. Starts Saturday, October 14th @ 3:00pm.

Battle of the Bands? What’s going on here? They still do that? Well, sure. Why the hell not. And hey, the winning band is going to walk away with $1,000. So, that’s a pretty darn good motivator to do a little blast from the past competition. Here’s the schedule: First Round – Saturday & Sunday, October 14th & 15th at 3pm; Quarterfinals – Friday, October 20th at 5pm; Semifinals – Saturday, October 21st at 5pm; Finals – Sunday, October 22nd at 5pm. Rigorous! Each show is $8 presale or $10 at the door. Of course you want to go...

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Stary Olsa. Sunday, October 17th at 7:00pm at The Space Concert Club.

I bet you won’t see anything like this in Salem for a while. I’m a little out of my element, so I’ll take from the band’s bio: “STARY OLSA is a mediaeval Belarusian music band. The band’s repertoire includes Belarusian folk balladry and martial songs, Belarusian national dances, works of Belarusian Renaissance composers, compositions from Belarusian aulic music collections, Belarusian canticles of the 16th – early 17th centuries, as well as European popular melodies of the Middle Ages and Renascence.The purpose is to completely reconstruct (whenever possible) musical traditions of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania where Belarus was the...

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