I'm returning to downtown Portland's coziest listening hole — Al's Den — for a seven-night musical marathon. New originals, deep-cut covers, plenty of old standbys, and fantastic featured guests each night.
Here's what's on tap (besides McMenamins beer):
Sunday, April 2 — Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights perform “The Great Make Believer” in its entirety; with special guest The Half Hearted.
Monday, April 3 — Nilsson Night (Chris performs solo some of his favorite Harry songs); with special guest Rebecca Sanborn of Swansea.
Tuesday, April 4 — Triple Album (Chris plays a trillion new songs he's written since the release of "The Great Make Believer" to find out which ones are worthy of going on the next album or three); with special guestsThe Faints.Wednesday, April 5 — Chris plays "Irretrievable Beauty: Songs from the Collapsing Star;" with special guests Little Professor.
Thursday, April 6 — One-Man Bar Band (Chris does unlikely covers), plus a set with the Fear of Heights; with special guests Vacilando.
Friday, April 7 — Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights, plus a set of Chris performing songs of WAR & protest; with special guests Moody Little Sister.
Saturday, April 8 — Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights, plus a set of Chris performing songs of PEACE & protest: with special guests The Resolectrics.
Music nightly from 7-10pm.All shows are free. Tips and commerce encouraged.303 SW 12th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205.
Hope to see you at one or more of these shows. Collect all seven for maximum respect.