Livewire is a ton of fun! I have only gone one other time but thoroughly enjoyed myself. Tickets are $15 and the last time i went they did sell out. Tomorrow, I will be buying a ticket and can buy for anyone else interested. I am buying them through the box office since ticketmaster charges $5 per ticket (ridiculous!) a couple of my favorite local musicians will be playing- the dimes and holcombe waller. let's meet no later than 7pm to get in line and try to get decent seats. here is the rundown of the show from the aladdin theater website...
Berkeley Breathed, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who created Bloom County, Outland, and Opus, will bring his unique point of view to Live Wire! on October 17. A staunch supporter of animal rights, Breathed is currently working on a children’s book called “Pete ‘n Pickles.”
Congressman Earl Blumenauer, our representative has been a busy man lately. He will drop in to give us a peak into how he's been spending his days in these interesting times.
Filmusik: The Superman Orchestra is an artist collective project working in support of live music and performance. The orchestra consists of 14 musicians who provide live accompaniment to the great Super Man cartoons of the 1940s, with the orchestra and voice actors visible to the audience throughout the performance. The scores are the work of contemporary composers and have been written specifically for the cartoons. How the Live Wire! crew is going to work this out on radio will be something to see.
Nau is back! The designer and retailer of outdoor clothing made from sustainable materials with an emphasis on fair labor and responsible environmental practices closed their doors in February due to finance issues, only to be acquired by Horny Toad a few weeks later. Nau will be re-opening for business in mid-October. Mark Galbraith, co-founder and VP of Product Design, and Peter Kallen, Men’s Products Design Director, will discuss the ups and downs of retail, their design philosophy, and their mission to do well while doing good. They may also comment on the sartorial choices of Faces For Radio Theater.
Storm Large and Holcombe Waller will perform their songs from "(D)early Departed," a compilation CD featuring songs by Portland musicians about residents of the Lone Fir Cemetery who met untimely or unusual deaths. The proceeds of the CD go to the Friends of Lone Fir to support the renovation and upkeep of the cemetery. Storm sings about Charity Lamb, who killed her abusive husband with an axe and Holcombe pays tribute to eternal friendship.
Portland emo rockers The Dimes round out the show. Their latest record, “Silent Generation” (2007), was called a “sparkling pop gem” by Spin Magazine.