Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 26th: Lindsay Hill, Paul Longo, and musical guest Gratillium

If you show up at 7:30 Tuesday night to If Not For Kidnap you will hear BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, BEAUTIFUL POETRY, and see BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. Plus, FEEL BEAUTIFUL by being part of aural illustration.

There is a donation jar to help the readers out, and provide you with delicious things. The donation jar also accepts delicious things. All are welcome--come and say "hi"!

Lindsay Hill was born in San Francisco and is a graduate of Bard College. His most recently published books are: The Empty Quarter and Contango (both from Singing Horse Press, San Diego). Recent work has appeared in Peaches & Bats, New American Writing, and Peep/Show poetry online: Lindsay lives in
Portland with his wife, the painter Nita Hill.

Paul Longo lives in Portland, where he’s learning to say “I got it all in the world,” and to keep plants alive. At work he develops medical devices that stop lethal bleeding. After work he and his friends are collaborating on the perfect compliment. He has degrees in poetry and engineering, and was once co-editor of the Sonora Review. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets and a few other places.

Gratitillium was formed in 2008 by Portland folk artist Nick Caceres. After recording makeshift songs on just his macbook with a built in mic, Caceres released this 'creation' as a full length debut under the name Gratitillium Vol 1, on local indie favorite Tender Loving Empire records. A band was etched around the initial album, and after a series of local shows at venues from the Green House to the Doug Fir and everything in between, Gratitillium was ready to hit the road in 2010 on a west coast tour, after releasing the EP/middle album, of full band versions of six songs off of the initial full length. The album was titled Wild Alive, Vol 1.5 and was a self release, with a release show held at the Holocene with guests Pancake Breakfast and Tiger House in april 2010.
Gratitillium then toured the west coast in early fall, 2010, playing with bands/friends such as:
The Hosannas
Yeah Great Fine
Jared Mees and the Grown Children
The Walkmen
Fa Fa Fa
and many more talented acts...