SOLD OUT! John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders: A Benefit for the Children’s Cancer Association’s My Music Rx – Tickets – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – February 13th, 2013

SOLD OUT! John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders: A Benefit for the Children's Cancer Association's My Music Rx

SOLD OUT! John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders: A Benefit for the Children's Cancer Association's My Music Rx

Carrie Brownstein, Peter Buck, Monica Drake, Sallie Ford, Ben Gibbard, k.d. lang, Storm Large, Scott McCaughey, Colin Meloy, Eugene Mirman, Laura Veirs, Lidia Yuknavitch

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

$25.00 adv/dos (gen admission) | $75.00 Limited Rsvd. VIP Tickets & Gift Bag

Sold Out

Minors -21 permitted w/parent or legal guardian

SOLD OUT! John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders
SOLD OUT! John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders
John Wesley Harding
John Wesley Harding
Carrie Brownstein
Carrie Brownstein
Peter Buck
Peter Buck
Monica Drake
Monica Drake
Storm Large
Storm Large
A HOLIDAY TRADITION RETURNS!
“STORM LARGE’S HOLIDAY ORDEAL”
What better way to spend Thanksgiving weekend than with Storm Large? Storm will love you, leave you, delight you and abuse you with a wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more. Storm returns to Portland’s Aladdin Theater, November 28 and 29 with “Storm Large’s Holiday Ordeal”, a night of music, gags, gifts and some very special guests.

About Storm Large
A performer of extraordinary gifts, Storm Large has been singing around the globe for 15+ years. Portland, Oregon club goers remember her as the lead singer of Storm and the Balls and their long-standing weekly run at Dante’s. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. The following year she took a career departure and starred in Portland Center Stage’s production of Cabaret with Wade McCollum. The show was a smash hit, earning Large glowing reviews and reigniting her love of theater.

This led her to write a one-woman show. Her musical memoir, Crazy Enough played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 17 week sold out run in Portland. Storm recently performed the show to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide, Australia Cabaret Festival and Joe’s Pub in New York. The show is being re-worked and is bound for off-Broadway in the near future.

No stranger to orchestras, Storm debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, playing in front of a wild, sold out crowd. She returned for concerts with the Oregon Symphony in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Detroit Symphony in May of 2013, earning rave reviews for her performance in Brecht/Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins.

Storm is featured in Rid of Me, a film by Portlander James Westby, starring Katie O’Grady and Theresa Russell. In 2010 she starred at the Mark Taper Forum (L.A.) with Katey Sagal and Michael McKean in Jerry Zak’s production of “Harps and Angels”, a new musical featuring the work of Randy Newman.

Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with Pink Martini in April, 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. She has continued to tour as a guest vocalist with Pink Martini throughout Europe and the US to wide acclaim. Her 2012 memoir, Crazy Enough (Free Press/Simon +Schuster) won the Oregon Book Award, was Oprah’s Book of the Week and won rave reviews everywhere, from Publishers Weekly to People Magazine. Her new album, Storm Large and Le Bonheur (her new band) released its debut album in October, 2014.

Though a successful author, actor and playwright, this former “Punk Goddess” prefers the sweat soaked burn of her live shows, and once you’ve experienced Storm live, you will be supremely grateful she does. Storm, music, gags and guests: What a great way to start the holiday season!
Scott McCaughey
Scott McCaughey
Colin Meloy
Colin Meloy
Colin Meloy is the lead singer and songwriter for the Portland, Oregon, indie folk rock band The Decemberists. In addition to vocals, he performs with an acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, harmonica and percussion.
Laura Veirs
Laura Veirs
Laura Veirs grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she often spent summers camping with her family, which gave her much of her songwriting inspiration. Veirs has said that she didn’t seriously listen to music until she was in her 20s; instead, she just heard what was in her environment. She listened to folk, country, classical and pop music around the house and on the radio during her youth.

Attending Carleton College in rural Minnesota, Veirs latched onto feminist punk rock from the Pacific Northwest. Laura studied geology and Mandarin Chinese. After college, she embraced older country and folk music. Her first foray into songwriting started with a geological expedition in China, where she served as translator. She was miserable and immersed herself into writing lyrics as a way of coping.

She put out her own self-titled album Laura Veirs, recorded live and featuring just her and guitar, in 1999. She has since made seven highly acclaimed records with producer/husband Tucker Martine. Veirs’ seventh album, July Flame, was released in January 2010 on her own record label, Raven Marching Band Records, followed by “Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs for Children,” in November 2011. Her latest release on August 20th, 2013 is “Warp and Weft”.

Veirs tours frequently in Europe and North America. She lives in Portland, Oregon with Martine and their young sons Tennessee and Oz.
Lidia Yuknavitch
Lidia Yuknavitch