Portland Cello Project at Aladdin on Aug 8th at 8pm

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A big show for the band, and new CDs for the faithful (or, you know, the curious, too, I suppose …); Portland Cello Project will be playing at the Aladdin on Friday, Aug 8th at 8pm. That’s 8-8-8 at 8, if you’re curious and faithful.

Portland Cello Project – CD Release Party
Ticket Price: $13.00 adv / $15.00 dos
All Ages – Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM

Doug Jenkins sent out a bunch of info via e-mail:

Our CD of mostly collaborations with Portland musicians is finally going to be released! And if you’re in Portland on Friday, 08/08/08, you’ll be able to get a copy 4 days before it’s out nationally *and* get to see what will be our largest show ever (by far) at the Aladdin Theater. The show will feature a bunch of our old friends who played with us on the record, many of whom will be doing brand new songs with us: Laura Gibson, Weinland, Loch Lomond, Hurtbird, Heather Broderick, Musee Mecanique, 3 Leg Torso — and for those of you who saw us at the PDX Pop Now! Festival, John Brophy will be performing what future scholars will one day call “The Brophy ‘Toxic’” with us and what Ritchie Young yesterday called “one of the most important songs of our time.”
We’ve been rehearsing for this show 6 times/week to make sure we can pull it off. And this show is likely to be our last large-format show in Portland until December.

Anna Fritz sent some additional info about the show in e-mail:

Since one of my very own songs is on the album, I’ll be a featured performer on this show. We’ll also be collaborating with a bunch of our old friends who played with us on the record, many of whom will be doing brand new songs with us: Laura Gibson, Weinland, Loch Lomond, Hurtbird, Heather Broderick, Musee Mecanique, and 3 Leg Torso. The new CD will be on sale at a special discounted price, so don’t miss out!

This is likely to be a big deal, so get your tickets in advance to avoid the heartbreak and sorrow of failure at the door, so Doug Jenkins offers this advice:

You might want to get advance tickets for this show. If you go in person to the Aladdin Theater Ticket office, the service charge is only $1. And while there, you can go for a walk in Ladd’s Addition! The roses are gorgeous right now! (You can also buy tickets online, but… no fragrant roses or confusing vortex-y streets that way.)

Click here for ticket info.

Also, here’s a hint from Doug Jenkins of the what’s coming up for the rest of the year, and a big show in December:

8/8 will be our last large-format headlining performance in Portland until winter. Our shows in October will be awesome, but will consist of: one show shared with a bunch of other extremely talented cello acts from around the country; and one show that is entirely collaborative with only one band. (Both will be amazing, but definitely different — more to come on that later.) Our next big show will be in December… and will have a slightly different format that what we’ve become used to… (we’re movin’ forward…!) So, come celebrate this birth of a CD and end of an era with us!