Thursday, October 14, 2010

the dandy warhols say farewell to satyricon

As OMN published back in September, Portland is saying farewell to Satyricon… for good. The building has been bought and will be demolished to create new facilities for our city’s disadvantaged. But before the legendary rock’n'roll club (dubbed by some as CBGB of the West Coast) closes its doors on Halloween, patrons and bands will be celebrating the history of the loud, gritty music made within its walls.

And the biggest of these gigs will be The Dandy Warhols reunited. The original lineup will be in the house with The Dandys’ drummer Eric Hedford (who left the group in 1998) performing with Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström, and Zia McCabe on Saturday, October 16th, 2010. Bringing the house down with Swoon 23 and Sugarboom, this one-time only Dandys performance will feature select tracks from the first two Dandy Warhols’ albums… and oh man, is it ever sold out (and the limited-edition tickets feature the same Slick Willie imagery as the poster on the front as above and a grainy shot of the band with wine in hand circa-’95 on the reverse).

During it’s quarter-century, Satyricon was one of the influential clubs where The Dandys got their start in ’94 and to say farewell, they’ll grace the stage one final time in front of a mere couple hundred. (Only 240 tickets were sold for the gig.)

Read the rest on OMN.

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