March 6th, 2009 5:33 pm | by Katrina Nattress Music | Posted In: Columns, News

Ack! Awesome Oregon Food Bank Benefit Show Tomorrow at Holocene

WBHere at WW we often get overwhelmed with weekly music events (because there are so many in our fine city!), and sometimes space (or our scatterbrains) restricts all of the goings on to be printed in the publication, but, that does not mean we do not cover them! When there is a fabulous show coming up, such as Holocene's Writer's Block event—which is a benefit for Oregon Food Band—we make sure the public knows about it, even if it's not in the paper.

Tomorrow night (Saturday, March 7) Holocene hosts 13 acoustic acts from mostly local singers/songwriters, including Jesse Bettis & Josh Spacek from Oh Captain My Captain, Nat Johnson & Dave Gulick of Derby, Johnny Clay from the Dimes, Chris Robley, and the always great Lael Alderman. Here's the complete lineup:

Jesse & Josh (Oh Captain, My Captain)
Chris Robley
Nat & Dave (Derby)
Amy Seeley
Johnny Clay (The Dimes)
Bryan Free
Henry, Chris & Jules (Jonah)
Lael Alderman
Nathan Trueb (Tango Alpha Tango)
Kelli Schaefer
Ehren Ebbage
Eric Nordby (Norman)
Aaron Espe

The mood of the show is intimate, with low lighting and plenty of candles. The music will rotate between two stages, and each artist will be allotted 15 minutes. The purpose of Writer's Block is to continue responding to the unfortunate economic times by raising both money and food for our community. Tickets to the event are inexpensive ($7 at the door or $5 with two cans of food) and all proceeds go to the Oregon Food Bank.

If you're still not convinced this will be worth your Saturday night, here are a few tasters from some of the featured artists:

The Dimes performing its sugary sweet, almost acoustic ballad “Forget Me” at Holocene:

Oh Captain, My Captain's haunting track, "Feet of Lead, Wings of Tin," off the 2008 Bladen County Records compilation:


Writer's Block takes place tomorrow, Saturday, March 7 at Holocene. 8 pm. $7 at the door, $5 with two cans of food. 21+.


Photo courtesy of Holocene.

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