Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets – Tickets – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR – October 9th, 2018

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets

Revolution Hall Presents

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets

PI Power Trio...

Tue, October 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$39.50 ADV / $42 DOS

This event is 21 and over

General Admission Partially Seated 

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets
Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets
Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians' musician. But in his current 'second act' as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal.

Starting with 1995′s 'The Impossible Bird' through to 2011′s 'The Old Magic,' Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of the New York Times to describe his live show as "elegant and nearly devastating."

His new 4 song EP "Tokyo Bay" features Los Straitjackets as his backing band

Los Straitjackets

Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the "Jackets" have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

Their most recent album "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love & Los Straitjackets" consists of instrumental covers of Nick Lowe Songs
PI Power Trio...
PI Power Trio...
The PI Power Trio is Pat Irwin (guitar, electronics), Sasha Dobson (drums, vocals) and Daria Grace (bass, vocals). The band draws on the rich tradition of Instrumental Rock and Roll and then blows it up. The PI Power Trio plays modern music.

Pat Irwin was a founding member of the seminal No Wave bands The Raybeats (with George Scott, Jody Harris, and Don Christensen from The Contortions) and 8 Eyed Spy (with Lydia Lunch and Jim Sclavunos from Teenage Jesus and George Scott from The Contortions.) Irwin was a long time touring member of the B-52s, joining the band in 1989 and helping to bring the hits “Love Shack” and “Roam” to mass audiences around the world.

He’s composed the music for hundreds of cartoons including “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Pepper Ann,” and “Class of 3000.” He’s also written the music for Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” HBO’s “Bored To Death,” and AMC’s “Feed The Beast” as well as many independent films including, “My New Gun,” “But I’m A Cheerleader,” and “Bam Bam and Celeste.”

Fader Magazine recently described Irwin as “a pioneer,” a term that Rolling Stone also used to describe The Raybeats. The legendary rock critic, Robert Palmer, writing in the New York Times, referred to Irwin as a “mercurial presence on the New York rock scene of the early '80's. The bands he helped found, The Raybeats and 8 Eyed Spy, resembled each other only in that both had an aversion to the predictable and ordinary.”

Sasha Dobson and Daria Grace are both established and unique performers on their own. Dobson was a member of Puss 'N Boots with Norah Jones. Their LP "No Fools No Fun" was released on Blue Note in 2014. Her record “Aquarius” was hailed by Magnet as "raw and compelling." Her recording "Into The Trees" was released in 2014 to wide acclaim and she has toured relentlessly with her own band, performing at Farm Aid 2013 and opening for Willie Nelson on a series of dates in 2014. Her latest single, “Unchained” was released in the spring, 2018.

Daria Grace has been singing and playing on the New York Scene for over 20 years, and has toured and recorded with avant-rockers God Is My Co-Pilot, pop-noir sextet Melomane, and Hawaiian swing quartet The Moonlighters. Her current band, the Pre-War Ponies, specialize in obscure tunes from the 20s and 30s. Their 2016 recording, "Get Out Under The Moon" was recently praised by the New York Daily Music Blog, "Grace is one of New York's most distinctive and elegant singers…You'll be missing out if you don't own this album"

Together, Pat Irwin, Sasha Dobson, and Daria Grace make The PI Power Trio.