Monday, March 17, 2008

Trash Nor'west Tour Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening we're taking off in a van we haven't yet rented, with stuff that we're still pulling together, on a journey with lots of loose ends. Exciting for us, because we've not ever had an adventure quite like this as a band.

We're looking forward to road food and swimming nekid in rivers and performances in strange new places and meeting tons of great people -- maybe you?

See you in Eugene, Portland and Seattle. Catch us at the following gigs. If we know you're reading this blog, we'll also try to update it on the road. So send us a note.

World Cafe 8pm Wed March 19th
449 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR
Catch us in the central Whittaker neighborhood of Eugene at the funky bakery/restaurant/beergarden World Cafe. If you don't come we'll just go and get drunk, so our livers are in your hands.

Student Walkout Against the War
North Park Blocks
1pm Fri March 20th
Burnside, Portland, OR
As part of a nationwide day of action to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, students in the Portland metropolitan area will walk out of class on March 20. More than just symbolic, the walkout is also direct action, halting for at least one day the damage that these institutions do to our planet and our minds. The universities that students attend are very much part of the war machine, often doing weapons research and testing, administering weapons labs, and selling students into years of perilous military service. Most universities are preparing, preening, and educating students for entry into the middle-class world. This work -- something we consider the unquestioned and unavoidable dues of our citizenship -- and the consumerism that comes with it, is very much the problem, destroying what's good and beautiful on this planet and tearing apart the fabric of our relationships with each other and the Earth. We'll be there supporting the walkout, resistance to business as usual, youth liberation, and people taking greater control of their lives. Website.

Sonic Lozenge Showcase
Rotture Lounge
9pm Fri March 20th
315 SE Third, Portland, OR
We join Sonic Lozenge for the night, a diverse selection of experimental music through collaborations with the surplus of excellent experimentalists of the Pacific northwest. Website.

Honk Fest West March 21st-23rd
Seattle, Washington
Across the country and around the world, a new type of street band is emerging. Acoustic and mobile, borrowing repertoire and inspiration from a diverse set of folk music traditions, these “honkers” all share a commitment to several core principles. Metaphorically speaking, they honk their horns for the same reasons motorists honk theirs: to arouse fellow travelers, to warn of danger, to celebrate milestones, and to just plain have fun. Though we don't "honk" in the traditional marching band sense, we'll be there. Website.

Everything is ready to go, mostly packed, instruments tuned, etc. And, uh, oh, do you have a credit card we could use to rent the van?

Trash Orchestra

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