Alberta Street Pub

Open 4pm to 1amish Every Day

Re-established in 2013, the Alberta Street Pub is a complete remodel of the old neighborhood Public House. The kitchen serves up an inspired and locally sourced menu to compliment our craft cocktails and the 21 rotating draft beers. The Pub continues its tradition of friendly service with skilled bartenders, table service, a live music venue, and enormous heated patio. The venue side has been updated as well with a focus on acoustics and comfort. We offer one of the best listening environments in Portland with an intimate setting and a high quality sound system. Whether it’s bluegrass, jazz, folk, country, soul, or funk you’ll find something to love nearly every night of the week. Ask about our service industry discounts or discover our happy hour food and drink specials Monday through Friday from 4 to 6pm.

Jason Spooner • Wil Kinky • $5

Maine's own Jason Spooner Band (Jason Spooner - guitar & vocals, Reed Chambers - Drums & Percussion and Adam Frederick - Bass & vocals, Warren Mcpherson - Keyboards & vocals) is in the midst of one of the band's most exciting musical growth spurts to date.

The quartet stands out with an interesting signature sound that appeals to a wide range of audiences…. seamlessly blending a variety of musical influences and flavors into a cohesive and extremely energetic and listenable experience. Roots Rock, Americana, blues, folk and groove-oriented jazz with some elements of reggae and soul are all accounted for here and supported by a strong musicianship, interesting arrangements and intelligent songwriting.

"I think our individual musical tastes and backgrounds make this band appear like a bit of a science experiment on paper" says Spooner with a laugh. "Maybe even a Frankenstein's monster scenario where bits and pieces from different sources are melded together into a single, less-than-predictable entity. Fortunately the result works for us and we have a lot of fun with it. We certainly never got together to blueprint out the specific kind of band we aimed to be like perhaps a bluegrass, reggae or a jam band would. Our influences just seemed to seep into the mix organically, and things got more interesting as we added new members. I think this diversity has been an asset in the end and it's made us welcome at a huge variety of venues and festivals… we're as welcome at a jam band festival as we are at a folk festival, a Triple A pop radio event or even a big blues show."

The recipe has certainly served the band well… over the last few years this dynamic band has performed with acts as varied as B.B. King, John Mayer, Jackson Browne, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ray LaMontagne, Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene, G. Love, Guster, Blues Traveler, Peter Rowan and Sara Bareilles. Within the last few summers alone Jason and the band performed at Targhee Fest in Jackson Hole, WY - The Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT - The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT - FloydFest in Floyd, Va - The Festival at Sandpoint - Sandpoint, ID - The Naukabout Festival on Cape Cod, the River City Roots Festival in Missoula, MT - The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO and have been perennial favorites at The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.

In addition to glowing recent press in Guitar World Magazine, No Depression, High Times Magazine, Wood & Steel Magazine and USA Today, the band was recently named one of Relix Magazine's coveted "On The Verge - Bands you should know."

2014 promises to be a turning point as the band promotes their forth album “chemical” after spending much of the winter recording at Maine’s premiere (and newest) recording studio, HEARSTUDIOS in Camden, Maine. The results represent an exciting new direction and a musical maturity that will unquestionably make this release their most ambitious, cohesive and impressive to date.

The album is currently being played on SiriusXM The Loft and on close to 40 Triple A radio stations nationwide. Their first single “Fireflies” has been in the Top 5 Most Added tracks at Triple A for the last 2 weeks and band is soon to embark on a western US tour followed by some east coast dates later in the Fall supporting Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds and The Pimps of Joytime. 

No Depression Magazine calls the new album “soulful and infectious… fusing a musical mixture of roots, country, jam, soul and island sounds into thirteen new tunes.”

The Portland Press Herald says “Spooner continues to be a consummate songwriter, weaving stories about sometimes simple, sometimes wildly complex human interaction and strife. His vision and sheer talent have resulted in another substantial album that is getting airplay at several radio stations around the country."

For more information, visit:

http://www.jasonspooner.com

Wil Kinky

Born and raised outside Portland on a blueberry farm near Cornelius, OR, hard work has always been a part of his life. Wil Kinky takes that same work ethic to music, with a love and a passion for it you can feel. He started at 13 and never looked back, slowly putting all of his efforts into music.

 

Wil's Sound is like John Mayer meets Ray Lamontagne at a radio concert. Its Blues, Soulful with an Alternative edge. Now at 23 he plays around town with the Kinky Brothers, Laura Ivancie, Dojo Toolkit, Urban Sub Allstars and also does his solo act at various venues and bars. Wil also plays/sits in with Brian Grayson , Jordan Harris and many others. Along with gigging around town he also teaches guitar and piano in the Portland Metro area.