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.

Astro Tan CD Release • Space Shark • Noble Firs • $5

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Astro Tan

- “…We are just here at a very short, particular moment in the history of the earth; an exciting moment. Maybe everybody finds this time exciting. So that’s a feeling that I constantly have. That’s a feeling of wonder. How did it happen and how do I happen to be here at this time?”

So echoes the voice of 76-year old Dutch Astrophysicist Dr. Lamers amid reverb soaked guitar and collapsing horn lines on the bookend track, Outage, off Astro Tan’s debut Soma. This utterance holds true to Astro Tan’s own visage – the three-piece out of Portland, OR hail from opposing corners of the continent; calling rural Pennsylvania, urban Seattle, and remote Alaska their homes, respectively. Perhaps their trans-continental allows for what is a genre-bending songbook that places foot in no strict stylistic camp. With primary songwriting responsibilities oscillating between Charles Tern and Sam Wegman (bass and guitars) and an exacting drummer in Jed Overly (also a songwriter); their aim is a fresh take on what they call R&A/B – or Rhythm & Americana Blues. Astro Tan is freshly attuned to their creative ambitions; ostensibly due to a mélange of classic and contemporary influences. Soma, the freshman effort from the group, demonstrates a keen affinity for lush R&B, soft-jazz and psychedelia. It holds an aesthetic that Tone Deaf describes as, “spilling with dreamy-psych-twang textures” and Obscure Sound calls, “more stylistically ambitious than they initially let on…”

What Astro Tan strives to convey is that feeling of wonder. The self-produced and recorded group anticipates releasing an extensive catalog of music brushing on americana, psych, R&B, and rock over the next 6 months. All with intention of extracting the most from this very short, particular moment.