Event: Experimental Portland Presents… John McCowen + Moongriffin & Bernstein + No Parades @ Valentines, January 12th

Since I try to make it a habit not to post on the weekends so I can, you know, have a bit of a life, I thought it would behoove me to get ahead of things a bit and talk about the continued return of the Experimental Portland Presents… concert series. We have two shows on tap for this month, starting with this amazing event going on January 12th at Valentines. 

We’ll be bringing you a solo performance from clarinet master John McCowen. He is an incredibly versatile performer based out of Chicago who has played alongside the likes of Roscoe Mitchell, Wei Zhongle, Chris Corsano, and Tool. He’s stopping by Portland during his current NW tour and will surely blow some minds with his consciousness shifting improvisational skills.

Joining him are two of my favorite local acts: the sax-and-guitar/electronics duo Moongriffin & Bernstein

…and the solo electronic stylings of No Parades, who assures me that he’s gonna be showing off some new gear at Monday’s performance.

The whole thing kicks off around 8pm or so and will set you back a small donation of between $3-5 all of which goes to the folks playing. I hope to see as many of you at Valentine’s as possible.

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