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Bartkfest is Today, Music, Auction and more... 7pm -2am

Attend Barkfest: This Saturday!!
Saturday, September 17, 7pm-2am, Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St.
Barkfest is fast approaching. Good times are ahead! Do your part to save the Mt. Hood National Forest and celebrate a year of incredible successes with Bark, your favorite forest conservation group.
Great Music AND Amazing Auction Items!
Starting at 8pm, shake your pinecones to John Weinland (see excerpt from recent WW review below!), Cicada Omega and DJ Anjali and Incredible Kid!

Silent auction is from 7pm-10pm and the live auction begins at 10pm. You won't want to miss out on the bidding for a weekend retreat at the Sylvia Beach Hotel, a beautiful handmade cabinet from Tropical Salvage, Burley Bike trailer and rain gear, weekend at Salishan Lodge, Patagonia outdoor gear, 3 months of home-delivered handmade bread, massages, yoga, artwork and so much more!

All proceeds benefit Bark.
Admission is $20, $15 in advance!
Advance tickets are available at Bark or online at  http://www.bark-out.org/content/view.php?id=258
Call 503-331-0374 or visit www.bark-out.org for more information. This is a 21+ event.
Review of John Weinland... .
Willamette Week, Volume, MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
There's history in John Weinland's name, but you'll also hear its echos in the Portland folk-pop band's brilliant music
It's a beautiful record, the songs mostly driven by a patient finger-picked acoustic guitar. But these aren't just folk ballads. With their arrangements, backing vocals and piano parts, these are near-perfect pop songs. When Shearer's autumnal vocals waver in the middle ground, these quiet soulful pop songs show off not just his personal history, but the history of his influences. Here is the Neil Young and Cat Stevens his father played for him, and there is the Elliott Smith and Nick Drake he heard later on, and the jazz chords he learned at Lewis & Clark College. And there might even be a little "Lay Lady Lay" in there somewhere. And then there is his father, playing harmonica in "The Letters," which Shearer recorded in his family's Kalispell living room during an Thanksgiving visit. Like I said, it sounds beautiful. The album is Shearer's collected history up to the point two years ago when the music hit the microphone. Since then, he has teamed up with Aaron Pomerantz and Rory Brown, who have added Dobro guitar, mandolin, bass and another layer of a whole different musical history. [See full article at  http://www.wweek.com/story.php?story=6684]