I had never heard of local band Dirty Mittens before catching them in this recent episode of one of my favorite Portland media projects, The Penny Jam. The idea behind the project is simple, but also extremely well executed.
Each week, the people behind The Penny Jam round up a different Portland band and organize a performance for them at a well known non-venue local landmark. They then record the performance, and edit together a video.
A really, really, really, well edited and recorded video. There are a lot of people out there creating similiar live performance films, but none seem to be doing it quite as well as these guys. They have also introduced me to several performers I had never seen before. Dirty Mittens have a great energy, great songs, and seem like they would be a blast to see live.
Thanks Penny Jam!
PS: Please invite my band, Swallows, to be a part of the Penny Jam family!!