Portland scene report: September 22, 2006

By SIBILANCE  |  September 20, 2006

To dispense with some housecleaning, the “Sibilance” staff would like to correct a couple items from last week’s BEBE BUELL story: 1. We’re sure she said “sexism” is being eliminated from the music industry, not “feminism.” We think there’s something Freudian there. 2. ARCKID, featuring ex-members of SPACEHOG, will not be playing the show Sept 23. The lineup features Boston’s the RUDDS, TWIN ENGINES, and Bebe.

Also, word of other releases came in after last week’s “Fall Preview” deadline: 1. BOOMBAZI is aiming for a Halloween release for Boombazi, Boombazi, Boombazi. 2. OGRE will make their October 21 date at Geno’s a release gig for Seven Hells if the duplicator keeps its word. 3. Scott Link, a/k/a DIESEL DOUG, has finished work on a solo album, which will be out this fall. 4. SUPERSOUL CHALLENGER have shipped their debut full-length to the duplicator. We’ll get you more details on all of these in the coming weeks.

Local fingerstyle guitarist MIKE GOLAY has a podcast available for free subscription at iTunes. The first episode involves “techniques of ridding lawn furniture of the common northeast yellowjacket, along with lots of details about the recording of my first album, Half Pint.” If you go to iTunes and search for Golay under the podcasts menu, you’ll find it. Look for Golay to reteam with AL PETTEWAY later this fall in recording a third full-length.

The I-RATES, formerly SOUL SHAKEDOWN PARTY, played their last gig September 17, reports bassist SCOTT GIROUARD, “after years of empty clubs and bad private parties.” We think him too humble. Look for Girouard’s turn on the guitar for TRUMYSTIC’s new Paradise CD and for more solo gigs to supplement his work fronting rock band MY DISASTER, where’s he’s joined by JIM BEGLEY, among others. Finally, this winter he’ll release a project from a band he’s putting together to play reggae versions of Portland rock songs. We’ll get you more information on songs and musicians soon.

BRIAN HIGGINS, drummer for the HORROR and BALLS DEEP, is the newest HI-FIVIN’ WHITE GUY. He’ll be joining the band’s late-October East-Coast tour.

SMALL BOY PETE’S (we’re not sure about that apostrophe use. It makes us feel funny) have released a follow-up to 1997’s The Neighborhood called Live to Breathe. One of its cuts, “Misunderstood,” has been heard on CHARLIE GAYLORD’s “Greetings” show on WCLZ.

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