Jon: You know who looks like they are having a fantastic time?


These guys…

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!!


2 Responses to “Jon: You know who looks like they are having a fantastic time?”

  1. October 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    So I totally know the bass player in this band… He’s dating my friends little sister. And his older brother did the voice of the skeezy reporter in The News Is What We Make It.

    Oh, Portland! Such a small town.

  2. 2 gaycondo
    October 12, 2008 at 2:26 am

    this video – and band monikker – reminds me that A. i should wash my glove-mittens because B. i don’t want to touch my face and let the sickness soak through the threads

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