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Rauelsson to open for She & Him in Barcelona / Tour in Spain with a Portland touch

Spain to Oregon… then Oregon to Spain then back and all over again… that sounds like Rauelsson, doesn’t it?. After an entire year in Oregon, Rauelsson is back in Spain until the Summer. He seems to not have had enough of Portland as he is about to embark on a tour all over the Spanish peninsula that is somehow full of Portland. He will be touring Spain with the same Portland band that played with him here in Oregon and on his West Coast shows; Laurel Simmons (MayMay; who will open for some shows in Spain), Nicholas Marshall (Sabertooth), Matt Berger (Musee Mecanique, Laura Gibson, etc.), Anna Schott and Dave Leavitt. The tour starts in Barcelona opening for She & Him, the “side” project of monster-of-folk and Portlander M. Ward with actress Zooey Deschanel. Then they head to Valencia, where they play with HUSH queen Laura Gibson, who is back in Europe on an extensive tour with Port O’Brien. Then north to the medieval city of Girona, then Madrid for a Radio-3 interview/session on Julio Ruiz’s Disco Grande (a session that Rauelsson shares with Laura Gibson). Then a bit south to Albacete, then back to Madrid, then off to the Mediterranean coast to play in Alicante and from there to finish on a homecoming show at the Auditori of Castellón….oh! and before the tour supporting “La Siembra” starts, Rauelsson will be performing live the score that he wrote for the documentary “From River to Sea”, directed by Susan Fink, as part of the Cinemascore Festival in Benicassim, Spain.

This is how it goes:


22 Festival Cinemascore, Benicassim
25 Apolo, Barcelona (+ SHE AND HIM)
26 El Loco, Valencia (+ LAURA GIBSON)
27 El Cercle, Girona (+ MAYMAY)
28 Radio3 Disco Grande, Madrid (+ LAURA GIBSON)
29 Pussy Wagon, Albacete (+ MAYMAY + SANTI CAMPOS)
30 Clamores, Madrid (+ ABRAHAM BOBA)


1 Coyote, Alicante (+ MAYMAY + SANTI CAMPOS)
2 Auditori, Castellón (+ MAYMAY + ABRAHAM BOBA

Loch Lomond – “Night Bats”, Interviewlet


Poem courtesy of Luz Elena (Y La Bamba)

Meanwhile, Dave Depper gave a mini-interview to the Caught in The Carousel blog, detailing the following essentials:

DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN ONE SENTENCE: Castrati unicorn lovemaking grooves.

PROUDEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT: Playing to 4000 people in NYC the day after Obama won the election was pretty wonderful.

STRANGEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT: It’s all strange after a while.

THE SONG YOU WISH YOU’D WRITTEN: “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” – Prince

FIVE MUSICIANS YOU ADMIRE: David Bowie, Prince, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder, Emmit Rhodes

ALBUM YOU CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO: Currently anything Funkadelic-related.


LAST TWO BOOKS YOU’VE READ: “Eating Animals” – Jonathan Safran Foer, “Chronic City,” Jonathan Lethem. I only read books by Brooklynites named Jonathan.

THINGS WE’D FIND IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR: A bass amp. A bottle of Purell.


Get the full scoop here.

Nick Jaina – “Sleep Child” Video Debut

From Filter.com:

Portland alt-folk bandleader Nick Jaina, is a fine writer of prose and if it weren’t for his infatuation with music and performing he’d probably be sitting up in his room churning out novels instead of songs. His band, featuring members of Jolie Holland, Loch Lomond, and Laura Gibson, is the result of playing in the streets, touring, sometimes living hungry, and sometimes selling out shows to his ravenous fans. His latest album, A Bird In The Opera House, releases today on Hush Records, and FILTER is happy to exclusively premiere his video for “Sleep, Child,” directed by Tim Nelson.

Sleep, Child (song by Nick Jaina) from Tim Nelson on Vimeo.

Nick Jaina Tour Dates

13 – Chico, CA – Cafe Flo
14 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo Curio
15 – Joshua Tree, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
16 – San Diego, CA – Lestat’s
17 – Flagstaff, AZ – Mia’s
19 – Torrey, UT  – The Patio
20 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
21 – Provo, UT – Velour
22 – Boise, ID – Early show @ the Modern/Late show @ the Linen Building
23 – Kennewick, WA – Red Room
24 – Pendleton, OR – Great Pacific

New Nick Jaina Session On OPBmusic.

Nick Jaina in-studio, 3-12-10 on OPBmusic

Recording engineer: Steven Kray, with technical assistance from Bill Ward

Photos: Inger Klekacz

See the full photo set here CD / Download available in the HUSHshop.