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Pickathon Presents
Pride Kick-Off at The Showdown Featuring Ashleigh Flynn and The Riveters with Mawlee Jones and Juliet and The East Featuring MC: Shandi Evans
Thu Jul 18 08:00 pm (Doors: 07:00 pm )
21 and up


Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters

With what PopMatters describes as "tenacious swagger," critically-acclaimed solo artist Ashleigh Flynn recently dialed up the volume and debuted an all-female rock band as a nod to the “Rosie the Riveter” archetype from WWII.

Flynn grew up in Kentucky and cut her teeth on local bluegrass music and Motown. A prolific songwriter and performer blessed with unbridled charisma, she arrived on the Americana scene in 2008 with the release of her third LP, American Dream, a poetic lament to the elusiveness of that national ethos. A Million Stars followed in 2013 – a rollicking journey celebrating the women pioneers of the American West.

Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters’ inaugural LP hit the streets in 2018 featuring a sound that hearkens back to early Stones, ‘70s psychedelic country rock, and alternately charms like a Sunday afternoon front porch session...

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The Mawlee Jones Band

They sure know how to ride! 

Reverberating raunchy tonk from the Pacific Northwest, The Mawlee Jones Band is rounding up delinquents with hootin’, tootin’, out-ball-country. This band of bizarre bandits have a twangy, swamp-witch sound that is punishably good— from belly-aching ballads to fruity cowboy rendezvous tales, they’re confessing the reality of backwoods queer love and eroticism. 

The Origins Story of Mawlee Jones… 

A gay adolescent is trapped in a conservative town called Bumfuck, Montana. Life as they know it is round-the-clock bigotry, fashion-crimes, and cow-tipping— The horror! They become tired of this mundanity, and long to not only take life by the balls, but slap them….maybe kiss them a little too? Mawlee Jones pulls themselves up by the hand-me-down bootstraps, and seizes the opportunity to find their tune. They journey through foreign land and vast country sky all by their lonesome, on the search for a new life. They face prejudice, heartbreak, and uncertainty; yet, they stop at nothing to reclaim their sovereignty…

Darn tootin’, Mawlee Jones is a concept— representing the trials and tribulations of the journey towards authenticity; they simultaneously navigate their fluid, complex internal landscape and the external trek, seeking the right environment to live and love freely. 

Written and performed by the queers, for the queers. 

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Juliet and the East

Portland based band led by songwriter and multi instrumentalist Juliet Terrill!

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Shandi Evans

Shandi Evans is a walking glitter bomb.

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