50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SHOW
ALADDIN THEATER – 3017 SE MILWAUKIE AVE — 503 234-9694
FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH DOORS: 6:30 | SHOW: 7:30
TICKETS AVAILABLE WITHOUT SERVICE CHARGE AT MUSIC MILLENNIUM
On March 15th 2019, Music Millennium will turn 50 years old. For a record store, that is an amazing feat, and we are happy to still be able to do what we set out 50 years ago to do. Music Millennium has lived through vinyl, reel-to-reel, 8-track, cassette, compact disc, DAT, mini-disc and here we are today still doing it with vinyl, compact disc and cassette tape. We pioneered live music in a record store in 1989 when we put in a permanent stage. We have hosted over 4500 live instore appearance including artists such as Randy Newman, Soundgarden, Joe Strummer, Steve Earle, Weezer and Cyndi Lauper. Celebrate with us at The Aladdin Theater for a night of music and nostalgia as we look back on the best moments of Music Millennium. Get there at 6:30 to see our slideshow of never-before-seen photos of some of the best moments in Music Millennium’s history. At 7:30 we will kick off the show with performances from The Dandy Warhols, The Crazy 8s, and Jon Koonce and The Lost Cause!
THE DANDY WARHOLS, w/ Original Drummer Eric Hedford!
From their alternative psych beginnings in the mid-'90s to their brief pop-funk dabblings a decade later, American indie quartet the Dandy Warhols never shied away from experimentation or getting a little weird. Formed in Portland, Oregon in 1994, the band initially invited comparisons to influences the Velvet Underground and Ride, but their cool, detached demeanors and knack for melody also provided America with an answer to Brit-pop. The Dandy Warhols were founded by Courtney Taylor (vocals, guitar), Zia McCabe (keyboards), Peter Holmstrom (guitar), and Eric Hedford (drums), and signed on with the independent label Tim/Kerr shortly after their formation. This original line-up will be headlining at Music Millennium’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Show at the Aladdin Theater 3/15!
THE CRAZY 8S
The Crazy 8s were formed in Corvallis in the 80’s. Their ska/rock approach to music landed them fans all across the country and an appearance on Star Search. They played alongside the Clash, The Beach Boys, Sonic Youth, Violent Femmes and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They released 5 albums between 1984 and 1989 with Rolling Stone magazine naming them “bands to watch”. Their debut album “Law & Order” is regarded as a classic and includes the song “Johnny Q” which hit the Gavin Chart top 20 and is a regular staple of the University of Washington’s Marching band. Though their touring, they inspired a number of young musicians to go the ska/rock route that became popular in the 90s.After a hiatus, the Crazy 8s have returned to being an active band again. This past year they released several vinyl releases as well as playing live again around the Northwest. They were inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 2007.
JON KOONCE AND THE LOST CAUSE
Jon Koonce and the Lost Cause is Jon Koonce’s latest musical endeavor. A staple on the Oregon music front since the 70’s, Jon found success in the early 80’s with his band Johnny & the Distractions, signing to A&M Records and touring around the country opening for bands like Tom Petty, Asia and the J. Geils Band. After the demise of the Distractions, he has never slowed down, releasing countless solo and band projects as well as being a permanent fixture in the live music scene. He is revered for his songwriting, musicianship and live performances. His latest project with the Lost Cause is a 9 piece band including horns and backup singers and packs a punch. Johnny & the Distractions were inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 2007.