NYE 2013 / 2014 Sold Out.. but wait…

Our 5th annual NYE show has been sold out for several weeks.. but wait: The Doug Fir Lounge will ride the fader on the room.. letting people in as people go out.  Just a heads up.. 7:30 is start time for this behavior.

In case you aren’t familiar, here is the official description of the show:

Now in its fifth incarnation, WEINLAND’s New Years Eve Supergroup! has become a well-established tradition and a guaranteed recipe for epic NYE celebration success.

Though celebrated globally, NYE is a special holiday within a holiday for Portland music lovers. Long awaited throughout the year, it is the day when Portland’s finest and most notorious performers from the best bands in town come together to burn the house down playing all of the guilty-pleasure dance songs they secretly wish they had written.

Expect a spectacle—picture somewhere north of 25 musicians sharing more than 20 heroic dance rock tunes in an always sold out room that won’t quit partying till long after the ball drops. There is a horn section, there are dancing girls, there are even flutes for the odd Prince cover. Its over the top… and the only rule is that all of the songs make the dance floor move.

In previous years WEINLAND’S NYE Supergroup! has featured members of the Fruit Bats, The Minus 5, Portland Cello Project, Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside, Loch Lomond, and many many more. In addition to bringing together well-known talents, the group has also searched Portland’s various karaoke hot spots high and low and recruited several amazing singers to their first-ever live performances! These are singers you never saw coming! Amazing.

Over the past five years WEINLAND’S NYE Supergroup! has performed songs from the likes of David Bowie, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Beastie Boys, Van Halen, Heart, Prince, En Vogue?!, Bell Biv Devoe?!, and literally hundreds of other “Holy shit! I can’t believe they’re playing that!” songs! This event is not to be missed.

And if you’ve been before you know there’s an “all-in-this-together” to boogie vibe that transforms both performers and audience into one big, dance-happy family. This year is shaping up to be the best ever as these polished partyers take the Supergroup to new levels with performances of all new hidden gems! …Sorry, can’t spoil the surprise here.

So come on out, bring your lover or find another… we’re gonna drink champagne straight from the bottle, make-out, and dance our asses off as we send 2013 out in a blaze of glory!

WEINLANDacoustic w/ Horse Feathers 4/21/12

Horse Feathers | Photo by Tarina Westlund

We’re very happy to be supporting Horse Feathers as they release their new album, Cynics New Year, in Portland this Saturday at The Aladdin Theater.  WEINLAND and Horse Feathers formed around the same time and our very first tour was actually with Horse Feathers (at that time I believe Justin Ringle was a lone feather) and our other good friend Justin Power (now with Death Songs).  ahhhhh the good old days.. rolling over the Montana and Idaho passes in a 1974 econoline with no muffler, no heat, no radio, and it was missing shit loads of other stuff.  But it didn’t lack anything in style, class, excitement, and the sort of near death experience that brings people together.  It was a super good time.  Fond memories ya’ll.

Adam Shearer and Aaron Pomerantz take WEINLAND back to its roots for this special occasion.  We started WEINLAND on a porch in Sellwood in and played our first shows in the Ross Island grocery store as a mandoline / dobro / guitar duo later that year.. we’re looking forward to looking back.  Hope you can make it.  Doors at 7.


THURSDAY FEB 2 – Oregon Jewish Museum Presents

Oregon Jewish Museum presents…

with Gideon Freudmann (of The Portland Cello Project)
+ St. Even (WW voted his album, Sprit Animal, the #2 Record of 2011)



Heeb Remixed is a night dedicated to emerging Jewish musicians and songwriters. Folk-pop band WEINLAND headlines and guest-curates! Presented as part of OJM’s six:social playground. Everyone welcome!

This is going to be great event and it is open to everyone! We’ve been asked by OJM to help curate a night of amazing music with artists and acts from our community who have Jewish members.

It will be a rad night for WEINLAND specifically because it will be our first time playing with our original line up in quite a while!! Please come check it out and enjoy. Also because we were asked to hand select the bill and I am so excited to announce our supporting actings:

Gideon Freudmann:
Gideon is a good friend of mine who happens to also be a very inspiring songwriter. He is the man behind several of the Portland Cello Projects most notable pieces and is the composer of, my favorite, “Denmark” which has won several awards for its composition and amazing music video! Watch it here: http://youtu.be/4K8ou0iA_68

St. Even:
I am excited to have St. Even on this bill for two reasons: 1) His name has come up several times as someone to watch, someone who is going places, and an all around fantastic songwriter. 2) Further demonstrating his building reputation, Willamette Week called his lastest album the #2 Best Album of 2011! This is an incredible honor, especially when you consider the records that came out last year. You can read the piece here: http://wweek.com/portland/article-18583-youre_the_bestaround_.html

Please help us spread the word!
8pm | $10.00

WEINLAND’s NYE Super Group

Hey Ya’ll, we’ve heard that there will be around 25 additional tickets released on NYE for the show.  Box office at Doug Fir opens at 7:30 !

“Weinland New Year’s Eve Supergroup, Fruit Bats
For the third year running, Weinland and the band’s many friends—Ritchie Young, Brian Perez, Eric Johnson and too many others to list—perform killer covers of Heart, Bowie, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Queen, Prince and the like. Guaranteed to be killer.Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., dougfirlounge.com. 9 pm-2 am. 21+. $16 in advance, $18 day of show.” – WILLAMETTE WEEK