August 6th, 2007 5:33 pm | by Michael Byrne Music | Posted In: Columns

Disjecta's Templeton Building Farewell (for reals this time)

templeton_bldg_w500I think I've billed two shows like this already, but this time I'm not fucking around (I hope anyhow). To recap: Disjecta--the non-profit arts organization known generally as a music venue--is getting the boot from their rad, if acoustically rough, home at the Templeton building (the first building on your right coming off the east end of the Burnside Bridge.) This Friday, August 10th, they're having a going away party with Keegan Smith, The West and DJ Wann. Among others, it's sponsored by Burnside Ave newcomer The Chesterfield, the irony of which makes me kinda dizzy.

Here's the note:

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Supporters, Artistes, Wiccans, Skeptics, Detractors and General Curmudgeons, et al,

Well, the fat lady has sung the final ballad of RJ Templeton. In honor of the occasion, Disjecta will host one last event at the fabled Templeton Building before moving on to more supple and verdant pastures...and we'd like you to join us!

(Details about our impending move will be forthcoming in the next few months--sorry we can't share more with you now.)

We genuinely enjoyed our brief respite on the Burnside Bridge and couldn't resist the opportunity to have a farewell party. So in grand style, help us say goodbye with Keegan Smith, The West and DJ Wann. A good, old-fashioned summertime dance party. The last of its kind. And we'd love to see you there.


Burnside Bridge Bash @ The RJ Templeton Building
Friday, August 10th
Doors at 10 pm.
$10 in advance (One drink with entry)
10 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
5 SE 3rd, PDX, OR 97214
Parking under the bridge and at 400 E Burnside in the Wentworth Chevy lot.
Tickets and info at

Keegan Smith

Photo: The R.J. Templeton Building. Not happening.

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