3/6/09

Pet Marmoset presents Writer's Block

I was going to write a little note about the benefit show tomorrow. I decided that Ryan Wines' post, on www.petmarmoset.net/blog says it perfectly. Here is the post in its entirety:

This Saturday night at Holocene in downtown Portland, Team Marmoset will be “using our power for good”, as we present, “Writer’s Block” - a benefit show, with all proceeds going to the Oregon Food Bank.

Writer’s Block is a little idea we came up with to accomplish a couple of things in the community. First off, we are all quite aware of the unfortunate and challenging economic situation the world has quickly fallen victim to. This new Writer’s Block series will be a vehicle for raising awareness of our community’s needs and raising both funds and food for one of the better community service organizations in town.

The second objective for this event is to bring together a diverse number of singer-songwriters from the Portland community and feature the core of their talent - songwriting - in a simplified, stripped-down presentation. As you can see, many of the artists participating in this first edition of the Writer’s Block series are songwriters and leads for successful Northwest-based bands. Others are some lesser-known, but equally talented artists, which we’ve chosen to highlight and introduce to an appreciative audience. Ideally, Writer’s Block might weave a new thread in the Portland music community, bringing artists and people together in community, while removing some of the barriers, clubs, and cliques that naturally prevail in an music scene such as Portland.

Writer’s Block is this Saturday night at Holocene in Portland and only costs $5, along with at least two cans of food. All proceeds and food will be donated directly to the Oregon Food Bank. The show will feature an intimate candle light setting, with non-stop music rotating between two stages throughout the evening. All of the performances will be stripped-down, acoustic solo, duo and trio performances and, hopefully, will all combine for a very special evening. Additionally, it will be a great time to meet new people and build some relationships in the PDX music community. There will also be a Motown-themed dance party to follow, with our dear friend, Karizma, working the turn tables. The doors open at 8pm - get there early! More info at www.holocene.org

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