Wonder Ballroom, 128 Northeast Russell Street, Portland, OR 97212, United States



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Past Events

Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 9pm through Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2am
9pm through Sunday, July 10 at 2am
"Talking Dead" brings the Talking Heads tribute, Life During Wartime, and the Grateful Dead tribute, Garcia Birthday Band, together for one decade spanning night of music. Life During Wartime is a band born out of love, appreciation and enthusiasm for Talking Heads music. In every performance we strive to capture the full essence of The Talking Heads performance styles, especially that of the epic 1984 concert film. Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), based in Portland Oregon, is the Pacific Northwest's premier Grateful Dead experience! Formed in 1999, GBB is a group of veteran musicians celebrating and interpreting the vast repertoire of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, and bringing to life the good ole' vibes that were contagious 'on tour' back in the day. But this isn’t a "tribute band"... Drawing on decades of individual and shared experience, GBB crafts and transforms this great music into something fresh and original. Solid chops, tight arrangements, and fine harmonies all contribute to the band’s musical travels and explorations of one of the greatest and most diverse songbooks of all time.
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8pm through Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at midnight
8pm through Tuesday, April 21 at midnight
Dezarie and Vieux Farke Touré co-bill 8pm // 21+ Wonder Ballroom Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Touré came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents in becoming a musician. When Vieux was in his teens, he declared that he also wanted to be a musician. His father dissaproved due to the pressures he had experienced being a musician. Rather, he wanted Vieux to become a soldier. But with help from family friend the kora maestro Toumani Diabaté, Vieux eventually convinced his father to give him his blessing to become a musician shortly before Ali passed.