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Faith and the Muse at Berbati’s Pan April 11, 2010

Posted by stacyb17 in Bars, Events.
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I had never heard of the band Faith and the Muse until my friend Julia started drumming for them. But they came through Portland on their whirlwind tour this week so, of course, I had to go check it out. It was my first show at Berbati’s so it was a two birds type of thing.

Before the show we hung out in the bar at Berbati’s. I like the bar. It has a very industrial vibe to it with copper floors and lots of metal all around. PBR tall boys are $2.50 (I’m on a cheap beer kick at the moment- sometimes) and the mixed drinks are well made. Bartenders are friendly and talkative, but not annoying. I’ll certainly be back.

The concert venue of Berbati’s was tres dark. Seating was kinda scarce, but hey, its a show. We went back early for the opening act which was a really strange dude dressed like a white tree doing crazy vocal things that sounded a lot like a didgeridoo. There was a definite punk vibe going on which made me glad I wore a black t-shirt with my jeans. It had been awhile since I had been to a goth type of club and I had flashbacks to San Francisco in the early 2000’s. It was fun. The show was pretty crowded and many of the people there seemed to know a lot of the words. I know I am biased, but I thought the drumming was the best part (they have two drummers). The band also featured some belly dancers dressed in wacky white outfits which contrasted nicely with the black clad, mowhawk bearing other band members. All in all a good time. And I was impressed that even though the show was crowded, there was never a wait at the bar. It is a little annoying that you can’t bring a drink into the area where the bathrooms are, but not the end of the world.

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