Happy Thanksgiving, Again

It seems like only yesterday that we were stuffing ourselves with turkey. Adrian Orange can't shake Thanksgiving, either, because that’s the name of the band with which he found a following for his unique takes on electric folk-rock. Even when the Portland, Oregon, artist gets increasingly experimental with pals and tour mates, he sticks to his lo-fi methods and sublime songwriting, which he showcases at Trunk Space.

Orange is a busy dude these days. Along with a hefty schedule of recording and touring, he also juggles the responsibility of his own label, Marriage Records, which pumps out releases from friends and associates. And what would Thanksgiving be without good friends helping out? Orange pals sharing the bill include Denver’s Alas Alak Alaska and Fancie; Valley native turned Tucsonan Stephen Steinbrink (a.k.a. French Quarter); and Tempe acts Foot Ox, James Fella, and Khalid Melkchurch, the latter a new project by Julio Mendoza of the now-defunct My Feral Kin.

Thu., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 2008
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Jose Gonzalez