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WATCH THE VIDEO OF LOGAN LYNN & THE GENTRY PERFORMING "WRITE IT ON MY LEFT ARM" ON KGW NEWSCHANNEL 8 HERE!

In case you missed us playing the new version of “Write It On My Left Arm” LIVE on KGW Newschannel 8 last night on TV (via the show “Live at 7“) you can watch the video from the broadcast just below. Pretty fun!!!

For more information on “Live at 7“, CLICK HERE.

LOGAN LYNN & THE GENTRY PDX SHOW PREVIEWED BY THE PORTLAND MERCURY TODAY!

The Portland Mercury thinks you should come tonight, too. Listen up! You can check out what they had to say about Pride NW, my Summer tour with The Gentry and our kick-off show tonight HERE or just keep reading below.

From The Portland Mercury: (5/27/2010)

“Portland Pride 2010 Entertainment Is, Umm, Announced — Logan Lynn + The Gentry — Not officially part of the Portland Pride music line-up, but officially one of the badassest shows happening for Pride weekend.

So, Pride Northwest has announced its headlining entertainment for the ever-popular Portland Pride Waterfront Festival festivities, June 19 and 20. Here are some of the names: Amber, Angie Evans, The Cliks, God-des & She, Yehonathan. Oh yeah. And Blake Lewis, of course.

I’ve got to be frank, I just personally find little of that line-up to be compelling. But that’s just me! You know how I roll [insert musical snobbish snorting noise here]. Pride Northwest has every right to waste spend its money on whatever kind of entertainment its little heart desires.

But! There’s an upside to this. Because the mainstage offerings from Pride Northwest are so downright yawnsville, we here at Portland Mercury Queer Issue HQ are happy to recommend a boatload of alternative Pride weekend shows and queer performances, stacked with tons of great local talent, and we’ll be doing just that in the weeks leading up to Pride weekend.

Here’s an early tip: one of my fave Pride weekend shows this year features the ascendant electro-emo stylings of Logan Lynn + The Gentry, Saturday June 19 as part of a special Pride weekend Blow Pony showcase, which is also rumored to include the likes of Atole, Jer Ber Jones and Kaj-anne Pepper, among lots of other rad peoples. I should mention, btw, that Lynn kicks off his Northwest tour, featuring a spate of Pride fest stops (Salem Pride! Capital Pride! The Cuff Block Party in Seattle for Seattle Pride!), TONIGHT at the Doug Fir, 9 pm onward. Lynn’s thrown a couple of unreleased raw tracks from his new album my way for a listen, and boys and girls this kid is up to interesting stuff.”

LOGAN LYNN & THE GENTRY ON KGW NEWSCHANNEL 8 TONIGHT AT 7PM IN PORTLAND!!!

It’s been a busy week! Tonight at 7pm you can tune in to local Portland NBC affiliate KGW Newschannel 8 to catch me and the boys in my band on your TV on the show “Live at 7“! Channel 8 is coming to Doug Fir to chat with us before the show and maybe shoot some of our soundcheck. I’m pretty sure it’s live TV, so you never know what could happen!

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For more info, CLICK HERE.

OREGON MUSIC NEWS STORY TODAY ON LOGAN LYNN & THE GENTRY: "EMOTRONIC GOES POST-PUNK"!

OMN (Oregon Music News) came to The Odditorium the other night while we were setting up for yesterday’s shoot and interviewed me and The Gentry. They ran a story today, along with the interview and some MP3 LIVE audio from yesterday!!! Click HERE to check it out at their site or keep reading below…

From “Oregon Music News”: (5/26/2010)

“Logan Lynn & The Gentry: Emotronic goes post-punk”

It is 9pm and Logan Lynn and The Gentry are scrambling to sound-check in a cavernous warehouse space in Portland’s NW industrial district. “We’re in the Dandy’s kingdom,” Lynn says of The Odditorium, the sprawling studio of the Dandy Warhols.

The main room has giant murals leaning on almost every surface, a small fleet of motorcycles in the rear. There’s a kitchen outfitted better than most restaurants. The oddly placed nooks, crannies, windows and doors suggest a building cobbled together from several smaller ones.

The band is setting up for an early morning video shoot at The Odditorium with local CBS affiliate Koin 6. They’re shooting promo videos too, for a tour they’re kicking off this Thursday, May 27th, at the Doug Fir Lounge with DoublePlusGood and Fleshtone.

Logan Lynn is known for his emotronic, electro-pop, and OMN has profiled him before. In the past he’s mostly performed alone, sometimes bringing along a producer like Cars & Trains, while he stood out front crooning into a mic over layers of soft electronics. But for this Thursday’s show, and this summer’s upcoming tour, he’s brought along a full band: slamming dance-electro rockers The Gentry.

He calls himself a “bad hostess” as the band hurries to set up. He seems anxious, but affable. Will an act that’s gained popularity for soft, emotive electronics sit well with an accustomed fan base after adding a full, raucous band?

“I was scared about what people were gonna do,” Lynn says. But after their first performance at Blow Pony in February, “We had every single ear and eye on us. They were into it. I checked the video just to make sure. It’s real.”

The transition began in December “and we just went full force, we started practicing 30 hours a week.” OMN caught up with Logan Lynn, and Gino Mari (vocals, guitar), Steve Taylor (synthesizers, bass), and Andrew Carrion [A.C.] (drums) of The Gentry between rehearsals to talk about the change. Plus, there’s a new live track of their collaboration below.
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SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 27TH: LOGAN LYNN & THE GENTRY + FLESHTONE + DOUBLE PLUS GOOD @ "DOUG FIR LOUNGE" IN PORTLAND!

Logan Lynn (2010)

As you all know, I’ve been working on a new record and will be on this current hiatus from the bright lights of the stage for another couple of months while we finish. To mark the occasion of my official return with “The Gentry” backing me, I will be playing “Doug Fir” in Portland on Thursday, May 27th with “Fleshtone” and “Double Plus Good“! It’s gonna be a really good night. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Logan Lynn & The Gentry + Double Plus Good + Fleshtone @ Doug Fir Lounge May 27th, 2010

More info later…just figured I’d let you know when the next time you’ll be seeing me is. (Aside from a few of you who will see me next month at The Fez Ballroom with Holcombe Waller, Tahoe Jackson, and some very secret special guests…but that’s not open to the public so I won’t ever mention it again).

The Gentry” and I will be playing all sorts of shows this Summer & Fall. See you soon! Oh, and watch videos by Double Plus Good and Fleshtone by clicking on their names in this sentence.

"OREGON MUSIC NEWS" REVIEW OF LOGAN LYNN'S SHOW AT DOUG FIR LAST THURSDAY POSTED TODAY!

Logan Lynn (2010)

The “Oregon Music News” team were in attendance at the big spectacle at the Doug Fir in Portland this past Thursday and posted their review of the evening on their site today. It’s GOOD. You can check it out below or by clicking HERE.

From “Oregon Music News”: (1/13/2010)

‘Logan Lynn, Cars & Trains, and The Gentry: Electricly emote at the Doug Fir’

“The combination of Logan Lynn and Cars & Trains playing together at the Doug Fir last Thursday was as fresh as I’d hoped, and The Gentry added an element of power. The show represented the Portland showcase of Lynn’s already nationally acclaimed fourth album, From Pillar to Post, and the debut of Cars & Trains’ sophomore album, The Roots, The Leaves, which comes out on January 24th. The Gentry, now sharing backup duty for Logan with Cars & Trains, showcased this new synthesis last week as well.

The performance, with Lynn backed by Cars & Trains, was honest and a little gritty but fresh, while at the same time evoking a throwback to Mates of State’s My Solo Project. Lynn’s soulful, slightly melancholy vocals were contrasted with happier, upbeat backup, creating a push-pull phenomenon, which gave the music depth and interest. The sound this duo produces is more than superficial–you have to think deeper to get it as a whole, which is refreshing, and likely why it’s frequently awarded the emotronic title–emotionally open, complexly happy-sad.

At the end of the show The Gentry joined the rest of the musicians on stage for a finale. While The Gentry opened the night with their own set of sucker punching beat-infused rock, they closed by backing Lynn and changing the overall story. The combo of Lynn and Cars & Trains says, “Here are some painful things, but what the fuck, let’s dance it off!” The combo of Lynn and The Gentry says, “Here are some painful things, let’s break a hoe… what?” Exhibit A: What one does. Exhibit B: What one’s Id would do. The whole experience left the audience eerily aware of Lynn’s inner workings, which I think is why he’s so relatable.”

-Alaya Wyndham-Price, “OMN”

"JUST OUT" NEWSWEEKLY REVIEW OF LOGAN LYNN'S SHOW AT "DOUG FIR" LOUNGE IN PORTLAND LAST NIGHT!!!

Logan Lynn performing at Doug Fir in Portland with The Gentry & Jen Folker (Dahlia) - 1/7/2010

I had such a nice time seeing all of you last night at the Doug Fir. It was a great turnout. Way to come show love on a Thursday night in the dead of winter, puddletown friends. I love you…SO MUCH.

Speaking of love, Portland Newsweekly “Just Out” posted a pretty amazing review of last night’s show on their website today. You can check it out HERE or you can read what they had to say below. There’s nothing like some good old-fashioned hometown sunshine to make me smile…

Logan Lynn Performing at Doug Fir in Portland with The Gentry and Jen Folker (1/7/2010) Photo by Bradley Roberge.

From “Just Out” Newsweekly (1/8/2010):
‘FEED US TO THE WOLVES, LOGAN’

“Portland features a plethora of musical geniuses; you can fill up any given week with a slew of stellar live shows boasting considerable talent (and, frankly, many do). That said, it never ceases to amaze me how excited my friends and I get when one of our beloved artists takes the stage — the endless parade of staggering talent never gets old.

Last night, Portland’s indie darling Logan Lynn delighted a rapt, wowed audience at the Doug Fir. He opened (and stayed) strong; his infamous anthem, “Feed Me to the Wolves,” set the tone for the night: alluring, assured, and more than a little bit amazing.

Not familiar with Lynn’s music? What rock have you been living under? Imagine Ladytron and Ben Gibbard having a secret, sexy love affair. Their entirely original, hybrid offspring: Logan Lynn. Shifting nimbly between energetic dance anthems and industrial alt-rock (and often combining both), he defies any easy niche or classification. Instrumentation is complex and multi-layered; lyrics are honest and exposed. Lynn, who doesn’t shy away from the “emo” moniker, doesn’t whine — he pleads, impassionedly. He pushes boundaries sonically and lyrically — and excels every time he does.

As he worked through his set, energy and momentum built — and the crowd danced. Man, did they dance. For his grand finale, Lynn brought fellow acts Cars and Trains and The Gentry on stage for a brilliant, raucous version of “Bottom Your Way to the Top.” Stunning everyone, even Lynn, Dahlia’s Jen Folker jumped on stage and joined in. One of the video’s stars, Devan McGrath, danced nearby. That moment of musical perfection sums up the entire evening: prodigious music, talent galore. Logan Lynn has a knack for turning a “concert” into a disco dance party. Isn’t that how every show should be? Well, a queer can dream.”

–Daniel Borgen

NOW, WATCH A LITTLE VIDEO CLIP THAT MY FRIEND JAMES BIRCH CAMPBELL PUT TOGETHER OF FOOTAGE AND STILLS HE SHOT DURING THE SHOW. IT’S SET TO THE “FROM PILLAR TO POST” VERSION OF “FEED ME TO THE WOLVES”.

"OREGON MUSIC NEWS" POSTED A PREVIEW OF LOGAN LYNN'S SHOW @ THE DOUG FIR THIS WEEK!!!

Logan Lynn (2010)

I just saw a preview of my show tomorrow at Doug Fir that “Oregon Music News” posted today on their site. You can redirect there by clicking HERE, or keep reading below. If you don’t have tickets yet, get them HERE.

From “Oregon Music News” (1/6/2010)

“Logan Lynn, Cars & Trains, and The Gentry: Gently electrifying the Doug Fir: If you think the new year should bring new music, then don’t miss this show tomorrow night at the Doug Fir. Logan Lynn just released his fourth album, From Pillar to Post, and will play as the night’s headliner alongside The Gentry’s intriguing mix of lyrical pondering and head bopping, shoulder popping beats. Lynn is already getting national press for the album, and tomorrow’s show will be Portland’s first taste of the live, two-band synthesis.

Cars & Trains artist Tom Filepp will showcase his sophomore offering, The Roots, The Leaves, which comes out January 24th. Portland is already buzzing about the album with its unique soundscapes, which include many local artists as guest vocalists, toy instruments, and tape samples. With theses new albums full of sounds that braid electronica, folk, pop, hip-hop, and rock together, these bands really will give us the gift of new music. Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m. Thursday, January 7, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside, 503-231-WOOD, $6 at the door.

-Alaya Wyndham-Price, OMN”

Oregon Music News (2010) Logan Lynn

So…there you have it. Come out and play with us…TOMORROW NIGHT!!! “Oregon Music News” will be there…will you???

xo
LL





 

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