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We are stoked, stoked, and stoked about summer — too much good stuff happening. Here’s what’s coming up on this week’s show to help you kick down the door on your weekend.
- 1:33 – A quick hello to the entrepreneurs behind Cascade Record Pressing, the new vinyl record press in Milwaukie.
- 2:37 – One Flaming Arrow — a new feast of a festival featuring music, vis art, film, and more from contemporary Native American artists.
- 7:40 – KMHD previews the Reed College Tango symposium.
- 19:13 – Zach Dundas dives deep into the world of Sherlock Holmeswith his new book, “The Great Detective:The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes”.
- 29:10 – Oregon Art Beat’s Eric Slade profiles conductor Andres Lopera of Metropolitan Youth Symphony. Their season finale show is June 6 at the Newmark Theater. Watch the full Art Beat profile here.
- 34:54 – Artist Lou Watson unveils an experimental composition built around the sounds of Sandy Boulevard, from leaf blowers to how that McDonald’s billboard would sing if it could sing songs. It’s called “Suite Sandy Boulevard,” and it plays on June 7 at the Hollywood Theatre.
- 38:07 – Painter Joan Nelson talks process and her new show on view through June at Adams & Ollman.
- 41:43 – Karen Karbo regales us with tails from her recent Amtrak railroad residency. (We loved the pics on her Instagram feed.)
Music on this week’s show:
- Sufjan Stevens. (sigh). Dreamy. He’s in town Monday night. Here’s that record you’ll be wanting. It’s all about Oregon.
- Tango-mania! Gotan Remix Project was an open-source wave of remixes of the French tango-influenced Gotan. Here are some search results you might dig. Also, watch for Ida Kevafian at Reed’s Tango for Musicians. Orquestre al Arrenque will be there, too.
- Electric Light Orchestra – Check the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and School of Rock, teaming up June 28th to play ELO music.
- Deets on the Bad Plus’ four-day stand in Seattle can be found here.