Entertainment Update for Feb. 16

Terrible Buttons at Trillium Cafe


The Terrible Buttons play Trillium Cafe on Monday, Feb. 18.

The Terrible Buttons, an indie-folk band from from Spokane, Wash, features band leader Kent Ueland. His 7-piece touring band will make a stop in Hood River at the Trillium Cafe on Monday, Feb. 18, starting at 10 p.m. The band just spent a month touring Alaska and is set to release a CD entitled “Runt.” Visit the band on Facebook or go to www.terrible

buttons.com for more information. Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.

‘Acoustic Crepe’ at North Shore

Musician Mark Daly will play on Sunday, Feb. 17, during the North Shore Cafe’s Acoustic Crepe Sunday music series, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. North Shore Cafe, 166 East Jewett Blvd, White Salmon Wash., 509-493-1340.

Barlow Road on tour

Mark your calenders to catch Amerciana specialists Barlow Road this month, heading to a venue near you:

Clock Tower Ales in The Dalles on Friday, Feb. 22, from 9-11 p.m.

Band members Kerry Williams and Matt Mesa will be playing at the Naked Winery in Hood River on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7-10 p.m.

Jug band plays at Solera Feb. 23

Enjoy live music at Solera Brewery in Parkdale during the month of February:

Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Liberty Bond Jug Band - Pan-fried, ghost-town, jug-stomp blues. Apple Valley BBQ will be on hand. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Dr., Parkdale; 541-352-5500.

‘NW Harmony’ at Gallery 301

The Gallery 301 presents North West Harmony, a new alternative folk-rock band. Singer Amber Nelson has put together a band with Rob Guidera, George Bentz and Glen Holmberg. Join them Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4-7 p.m. at The Gallery 301, corner of Oak and Third, downtown Hood River. 541-436-0281.

Transcendental Brass at Double Mountain Feb. 16

The Transcendental Brass Band plays the Double Mountain Brewery on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8:30-11 p.m. Hailing from Portland, the TBB plays “Freestyle Street Funk,” NOLA meets Fela and Jimi “In the tradition.”

They have a new CD called “First Take,” which is getting airplay on radio KMHD, KZME and KBOO.

The Oregonian says “A touch of funk, a smidge of jazz, and some sprinklings of ska, hip-hop and freeform pop.” Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

James Apollo at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Feb. 15: Redwood Son w/ Copper & Coal, 9:30 p.m. – West Coast Americana

Whether or not the name and music of Redwood Son has yet hit the big radar, 2010’s “Best New Artist” of the Portland Music Awards is on the rise. Their 20 Song double-disc debut, “The Lion’s Inside,” boasts a dynamic versatility that crosses the borders of their West Coast Americana with hook-laden roots-rock and alt. country.

Saturday, Feb. 16: James Apollo & His Sweet Unknown, 9:30 p.m. – Troubadour of Roots-Rock and Roll Saavy

Apollo’s album “Little War, Little Less” is a touching mix of riotous western themes, dusty melodies, 50s soul and the kind of loneliness that only a room full of strangers can account for. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Music at White Buffalo Feb. 21

The MacMillan, McAlexander and Bell Trio will be performing an evening of original compositions by Jim MacMillan from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at White Buffalo Wines and Bistro in Hood River. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Storm Large plays Columbia Arts benefit

Columbia Arts is proud to present “An Evening with Storm Large” on Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts in downtown Hood River. Tickets are $75 and all proceeds benefit the Arts Center’s education and performance programs. Guests will enjoy an intimate performance by the incomparable Storm Large and her band plus the opportunity to meet her after the show as she signs copies of her bestselling memoir, “Crazy Enough.”

Storm Large has been singing around the world for over 15 years and living in Portland for the past seven. Her band, Storm Large and the Balls, achieved cult status soon after forming in 2002. These days she can often be found performing with the band Pink Martini. Storm gained national fame in 2006 when she appeared on the CBS TV series Rock Star: Supernova. In 2008, she spun her book, “Crazy Enough” into a stage show that played to sold-out houses at Portland’s Center Stage. In May, she travels to New York to play at Carnegie Hall – yes, that Carnegie Hall.

Tickets can be purchased at the art center or online at www.columbiaarts.org.

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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