The In: March 10-16

There has been a flurry of movement in the Gritty Birds World recently.  The website is back up and I’m furiously prepping for our upcoming trip to Treefort Music Festival, which will be the basis of a multi-episode arch of the coming return of the podcast.

Gritty Birds will be partnering with Self Group featuring artists and key industry players, giving a snapshot into what it looks like to be a successful artist in today’s changing market while touching aspects on how DIY influences may have shaped their success.  Featuring analog photography from photographer Ingrid Renan, it’s set to be a beautiful relaunch moving forward.

We’re also excited to share we’ll be hosting a showcase at St Lawrence Gridiron on Saturday of Treefort between 2-6 featuring Fog Father, And And And and more.  Details to come soon.

Picks of the week

Thursday 3/10</strong>
Holocene–The Flavr Blue, Blossom, 8 pm

Hollis Wong-Wear wears many hats. She’s the vocalist for the Flavr Blue, a video producer, poet, music advocate, and an outspoken social-justice activist who garnered national attention for her collaboration with Macklemore on The Heist. In December she made further headlines with her response to a controversial Seattle Times headline that called her Macklemore’s “sidekick.” Responding with a poignant essay on Medium, Wong-Wear ripped apart the systemic marginalization of Asian Americans in popular culture, and brought the story back to the community that drives her vision. She and her band are in town to support the release of the Flavr Blue’s Love Notes, a feel-good collection that’s ready for the sun. Silky, beautiful, and passionate, the Com Truise-reminiscent EP features blurry, smooth synth framed by rhythmically grounding R&B and Wong-Wear’s lilting, poignant poetry. See: Portland Mercury

Saturday 3/12
Mississippi Studios- Best New Band Showcase w/Chanti Darling, Cat Hoch and Mic Capes, 8 pm
Kenton Club- Shadowlands Rekkid Release(see exclusive video release) with Thanks, COMM

Sunday 3/13
Mississippi Studios–Fanno Creek // Ali Muhareb’s Mujahedeen // Ah God 9 pm
Moda Center–Justin Bieber, 7:30 pm
Rontoms–Sama Dams, No Kind of Rider, 8:30 pm

Monday 3/14
Al’s Den–Bevelers, Through March 19, 7 pm

Wednesday 3/16
Holocene–Dreamboat, WL and Hush Arbors, 8 pm