Had a good time at the Pub tonight. We listened to two sets of wind-up bird. It is heaven to listen to them jam. We had to leave a little early, but we'll be back, as this band is one to watch. By way of introduction: Steve's clear tones wash over the melody; his lead guitar is the obvious cornerstone of the band. Swooping in with the unexpected is Topu (that "t" sounds like a "d") on electric cello. You only think you know where he's going. Andy is solid and skillful on the drums--methinks he needs a solo somewhere so he can show off (maybe he has one in the third set). Finally, Michael steps up with vocals floating somewhere between rock and jazz, and covers bass and rythm guitar as well.
Okay, so that was a little flowery. Leave me alone, I'm a geek, not a novelist.
Their current gig is every Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:00, at the Mt. Tabor Pub. Which brings me to another item...
For the past week I've been watching Upcoming.org to see how it develops, and if it's the toy for me. It definitely is. On Upcoming.org, you sign up to watch events posted to your favorite metros, and add events yourself. For example, I just added wind-up bird's next gig. I've been using it to keep track of what other Portlanders are doing. A couple folks have found ways to add the feed to their webpage, and I'll probably be doing one of those shortly. Too damned cool. Big kudos to Waxy.