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Broderick to Headline EU Tour, Play Fests, Release Music.

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The pace is not letting up for Peter Broderick, who will spend about 90% of 2009 on tour.

Nonetheless, he found time recently to release a very limited edition cassette concisely entitled Ten Duets which sold out shortly after it was announced. Digitalis Industries generously offers up two mp3’s what fast became a collector’s item:

Piano & Toy Piano

Nylon Guitar & Violin

(Peter also has two others posted on his Myspace.)

Miss out?  Take heart:

“I will have a bunch of smaller releases this year! Already confirmed are a 3″ CD on a small Italian label, a CD release of my score for Falling From Trees, a reissue album of some old 4 track recordings, and a collaborative full-length album with one of my favorite musicians working today, Machinefabriek.”

In addition Peter’s European label Bella Union has a 7″ release on deck, and something else I’ve heard of which appears unannounced as yet.

Speaking of media, the most recent episode (Ep 18, Season 5) of Grey’s Anatomy features Broderick’s “With The Notes In My Ears” from Home. Scoring the final chapter montage, the song adds tenderness to a rather steamy sequence.  For the curious, it can be seen at abc.com.

Lastly, in Broderick related news, a few Portlanders were lucky to see the Peter’s sister Heather Broderick play an intimate set of her own music under the name Heatherwoods with Peter’s accompaniment last February. Her Myspace suggests she is still working on a debut album which is rumored to (at the very least) have a home in Australia on the young Preservation imprint:

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See all Heatherwoods videos here.

Shelley Short to tour US with new songs in tow.

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Go Shelley Go!

Ms. Short has quite thee tour ahead of her. All dates will be played with accompaniment from Alexis Gideon, her beau and erst-while first-rate multi-disciplinary experimental-pop artiste. Gideon will perform under his own name as well.

Shelley is offering a peek at her latest with the recently posted, very luminous “Time Machine / Submarine” on her myspace page.

April 20, The Empyrean, SPOKANE, WA

April 22, Nuart Theatre, MOSCOW, ID

April 23, Flying M Coffee Garage, NAMPA, ID

April 24, The Woodshed, SALT LAKE CITY, UT

April, 25, Hi Dive w/ Whispertown 2000 and Maria Taylor, DENVER, CO

April 26, Vaudeville Mews, DES MOINES, IA

April 27, Ames Progressive Space, AMES, IA

April 29, 331 Club, MINNEAPOLIS, MN

April 30, The Hideout, CHICAGO, IL

May 1, Daytrotter, DAVENPORT, IOWA

May 3, Oberlin College (House Show), OBERLIN, OH

May 4, Morning Glory Coffee House, Pittsburgh, PA

May 5, Danger Danger Gallery, PHILADELPHIA, PA

May 6, The Studio @ Webster Hall, NEW YORK, NY

May 8, Death by Audio, BROOKLYN, NY

May 9, The Zodiac, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

May11, Triple, RICHMOND, VA

May 12, The Spazzatorium, GREENVILLE, NC

May 13, The Night Light, CHAPEL HILL, NC

May 14, Yahaus, CHARLOTTE, NC

May 15, Cine, ATHENS, GA

May 16, Little Hamilton, NASHVILLE, TN

May 17, Cultural Preservation Resource, LEXINGTON, KY

May 18, Lemp Arts Center, ST LOUIS, MO

May 19, Eighth Street Tap Room, LAWRENCE, KS

May 20, Universe City, NORMAN, OK

May 21, The 806, AMARILLO, TX

May 23, Trunk Space, PHOENIX, AZ

May 24, The Habitat, SAN DIEGO, CA

May 25, Pehrspace, LOS ANGELES, CA

May 26, The Partisan, MERCED, CA

May 27, Plea for Peace Center, STOCKTON, CA

May 30, Deva Cafe, MODESTO, CA

May 31, The Rite Spot, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Laura Gibson at The Old Church

Some highlights from Laura Gibson’s inspired album release performance at The Old Church in Portland, Oregon.

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Watch all 8 videos in chronological order here.

This Thursday: Laura Gibson CD Release Spectacular!

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There’s a stirring. The choir birds are fluttering. All will happen this Thursday in Portland. A grand pageaent and social hosted by none other than Ms. Gibson in an old-shool, nay old-church style. Mark your calendar, get your tickets…

Laura Gibson featuring The Portland Cello Project and The HUSH community choir.

Guests: Ah Holly Fam’ly.

April 2nd at The Old Church (1442 SW 11th Ave)

Potluck Reception. 8pm. Sponsored by opbmusic.org.

Tickets (only $10) Here!