Category Archives: art

Glit

This band puts showmanship first! Featuring members of VCR and “ari and her banjo” Glit kicks ass! They play mostly small house shows. Perhaps I drew that bass players head too large? Do you get how the shapes in the back of the drawing are huge letters spelling their name? Yeah, it doesn’t really work.

You can follow them on Instagram under the name “glitglitglit”

Olivia Awbrey

This excellent rock band played Sam Bonds, bringing touching songs against fascism. She named her album “fight or fight” as if there is no other option.

They are based in Portland, Or. Listen here.

Negativland (Mark Hosler)

Mark Hosler of Negativland came by Cowfish to play us an extended droning synth composition. Many of his pedals weren’t labeled, they must be customized. There were no samples with English words in this piece, and the music never stopped. I’d like to go to more experimental shows like this.

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Too Many Zooz

Too many zoos play “brass house.” It’s energetic and must be exhausting on the lungs for Leo Pellegrino (Baritone sax) Listen to them online here! This is music that makes you stop and say “what the #*^% am I listening to?”

I liked my rendering of the sax player in the back here but I got the drummers hand backwards and… ugh I just don’t like the composition as much. Maybe I’ll finish it someday.

I was very careful to capture the reflections off the brass instruments in a realistic way.

This Patch of Sky

For epic chugging orchestral shimmering post rock with cello and keyboards, look no further than Eugene’s “this patch of sky.”

Fooble the dragon

Dragons are real and magic is real. You can see Fooble perform kid’s shows and he will explain how he learned the ancient secrets and can help you realize your potential for magic. I saw them at Oregon Country Fair. They also perform at other events including faerie worlds.

Noah Mclain performed with many guests including JenUine the unicorn. Check out their website here.

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Mary Lambert and Mal Blum

Mary Lambert is an amazing talent. She received lots of attention when her vocals appeared on the top 40 hit “Same Love” by Macklemore but she writes her own songs and they kick ass! Her funny and heart wrenching songs such as “Lay your head down” will make you tear up and giggle. She says she loves Harry Potter, Sarah McLaughlin, and that cheese makes her cry and assault weapons are terrible and… well you just have to hear it.

Just listen to them and try not to burst into a smile! I’m not sure I’ve ever heard any song that captures what it’s like to be head over heels in love as well as “hang out with you.”

I first saw Mal Blum over ten years ago at open mics in New York such as at sidewalk cafe. I thought they were often the most talented person performing among many great acts. Their songs are touching and personal. Listen to them here.