Mark Twain Indians
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MONDAY MARCH 19
Mark Twain Indians, Delightful
Young Man, Wheels of Fortune
[AMERICANA] Bo Easton, lead singer
of the Mark Twain Indians, bravely
balances a brassy indie attitude with
a weird but workable amalgamation
of genteel Americana and relent-
less “alternative” nostalgia. Wistful
violins, hesitant country twang and
blunt ’90s college-rock riffs are
jangled together with vocals that
resemble a less theatrical Harvey
Danger or a less emo Conor Oberst:
hard-edged but digestible. Teamed
with Wheels of Fortune’s meander-
ing folk melodies and Old Western
whistles, this is a night for polite
romancer—and those lookin’ to
relive their plaid-wearing, “Have
you heard the new Elliott Smith?”
days. ANIKA SABIN. Ash Street. 9
pm. $3. 21+.

- Willamette Week


Kieskagato, Miraflores,
Midnight Serenaders, Linda
Hornbuckle Band & more
[BYOB] I usually prefer to leave
North-of-Burnside street fairs to
candy-stained children, anarchists
on tall bikes and the pug-wielding
gentrification squad, but this one
shows promise. Kieskagato’s lurch-
ing, Radiohead-inspired rock rarely
comes out when the sun is shining,
but I think they’ll win over the sun-
burned masses. But Miraflores and
the Mark Twain Indians, with their
sunny dispositions, seem like natural
fits. Then you’ve got a few all-ages
no-brainers: The old-timey Midnight
Serenaders and legendary Portland
jazz singer Linda Hornbuckle. Yeah,
I may have to load a Slurpee cup
with Sparks and check this out.
CASEY JARMAN. Mississippi Avenue
Street Fair-Street Stage. Noon. Free.
All ages. Freak Mountain Ramblers,
Strangers Die Every Day, Jim Brunberg
Band, Fleshtone, Ashleigh Flynn Trio,
Cowboy Heroes and Ali Ippolito play
the Station Stage at 1 pm.

- Willamette Week


Discography

2006-LP "Gap Between The Rich And Poor"
2007-EP "The white EP"
2008-EP "Self Titled"

*For more info and songs you can also visit myspace.com/marktwainindians.

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In a crowded field of talented bands, Mark Twain Indians stands out in the Portland music landscape, along with bands such as Stars of Track and Field and The Decemberists, as a band with thoughtful, melodic indie rock music. They entertain and inspire with music that is as catchy as it is energetic, with poetic and on target lyrics. Their live performance is proof of their energy, love, and commitment to what they create together as a band. Their passion is tangible and contagious.
The bands current line up has been together for over three years.

Mark Twain Indians have been playing the Portland scene with passion and determination, rocking most stages in town.
Having just completed their 3rd CD, the band looks forward to a full schedule of shows, starting with an August show at Towne Lounge. Check out their myspace page for dates and info.
www.myspace.com/marktwainindians