Monthly Archives: March 2015

3.14.15: Eric Lovre Band + Brian Berg

10974622_451314695016175_7084196056505187301_oGuitarist for the legendary Dharma Bums, Eric has been rocking the Northwest since before you moved here. Eric is a fourth-generation Oregonian, born and raised in the Willamette Valley. As a boy, Eric used to build crazy things out of parts from his grandpa’s garage: crystal radios, little one-stage tube amplifiers, and even an eavesdropping device so he could listen to people in the living room while he was in the bedroom.

Eric’s interest in music started around the same time. “I just love to play music. I can’t live without it. It’s like air and water to me. I was born to do it. It was a calling. My entire life, I never figured I would do anything else, ever. I never ever considered doing anything but rock and roll. That and electronics.”

He also records music in his all-vintage-analog studio, producing and engineering projects for, among others, John Fahey, the Minus 5, Perhapst, Kalaloch, and Michael Davis (MC5), as well as his current group, the Eric Lovre Band. “I’ve never liked the sound of digital very much, although it’s improved over the years,” says Eric. “The energy and the whole vibe of the record is better when people give a performance. That’s what separates a great record from an OK record — a great human performance — because no technology can do that. Technology just does what you tell it to do.”


Brian Berg, the singer/songwriter/guitarist for Portland, Oregon’s 44 Long knows how to write a brilliant pop hook. One listen to either of their albums, COLLECT THEM ALL (Schizophonic) or INSIDE THE HORSE’S HEAD (Sideburn), and you’ll see why fans of roots rock, country, and the always enduring pop fanatic have gone nuts for his rock ‘n’ roll music. Whether it’s an acoustic based number or an all out rocker, Berg will have you on the edge of your seats begging for more.

Over the years, Berg has recorded wtih John Doe (X), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), Scott McCaughey (REM), John Moen (Decemberists) and co-produced and played on several records by Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices).

Saturday, March 14th at Level B Theater
Doors@8PM // Music@8:30PM
all ages+bar w/i.d.
$5 at the door

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