The Buckman Bash

On Friday night at the Jupiter Hotel, here in Portland, Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, The Jicks) and James Mercer (The Shins) lent their talents to help raise money for the Buckman Elementary School Arts Focus.? The Buckman Bash, as it’s known, was a resounding success with live performances, art auction, and lots of beautiful people mingling.

Photos by Minh Tran, who said that James Mercer kicked ass and besides playing lots of Shins staples, played two covers off of Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush.

Stephen Malkmus


?James Mercer


There hasn’t been much video of the evening, which is a shame.? You’d think places would start to make that a habit now with YouTube and whatnot.? But this is what Iwas able to dig up for your viewing pleasure.

(video supplied by divineguitar, thx!)

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