About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

KINK FM Holiday Concert

We went to Portland on Friday night for the KINK FM Holiday Concert at the Roseland Theater. Its a benefit concert for the Oregon
Food Bank.
Our friend Andy bought the tickets and drove. We were able to see a great lineup: Matt Nathanson, Amos Lee, Augustana and The Pretenders.
Of course, Matt Nathanson was our favorite. He opened the show with a half hour set....far too short for me and Katrina. He was as entertaining, funny and musically great as the last time we saw him....only a month ago in Eugene (where he headlined and played for 2+ hours).
Amos Lee was good. He had a different blue and southern kind of sound. Not my favorite, but he was still very good.
Augustana also played about a half hour set - all acoustic. We all felt they got shortchanged and should have played a 'plugged in' set with the full band. They seemed to struggle a bit with the lack of acoustics in the building, but they still sounded great. Great enough that we downloaded a bunch of their music from Itunes earlier today.
The headline band for the evening was The Pretenders. They really rocked. The played a lot of new songs that we were not really familiar with. Their old 80's hits really got the crowd going.
Overall it was a great and late night. I think we got home at 1:30am.

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