Smut City at South Waterfront Farmer’s Market

Thu – May 30,2013

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Smut City Jellyroll Society

at South Waterfront Farmers’ Market

Join us for some Smut and Fun at the Elizabeth Caruthers Park South Waterfront Farmers Market. FREE!

Band line-up for the afternoon:

Doug Shafer: guitar, bambazoo, vocals
Paul Evans: sax, melodica, vocals
Willo Sertain: vocals, ukelele, banjo, bambazoo
Charles Pike: drums, washboard, vocals, bells and whistles
James Delaney: upright, vocals

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Mississippi Pizza on May 23

Thu – May 23, 2013

9:00 PM

Smut City Jellyroll Society opens for

The Sour Mash Hug Band

at Mississippi Pizza!

3552 N. Mississippi
Portland, Oregon

Sour Mash Hug Band

A cabaret band that combines virtuosic central European violin technique with 1920s/30s jazz and Yiddish theatre, the Sour Mash Hug Band evokes an era that never quite existed. Paris in the 30s, Harlem in the 20s, New Orleans in the 90s, its hard to say. The band is especially known for their original tunes reminiscent of Kurt Weill and Danny Elfman. The band started in Eugene, OR 10 years ago as an old-time band with the classic line-up of claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bass. After a couple years in Oregon they took to the road, and toured the country by bike, freight train, hitchhiking, and a broken down old van. This took them to San Francisco, Bellingham, New York and finally to New Orleans which became their home away from home. For the past five years the band has split their time between a quiet spot by Lake Merritt and a couple of less quiet shotgun shacks in New Orleans, while spending summers in Romania and Hungary studying the music they love. Being exposed to many varieties of music in their travels the musicians have developed a unique cabaret style drawing on New Orleans jazz, old-time fiddle music, muzica lautareasca, and Yiddish theatre.

‘Smut City Swing Night’ at Shaker & Vine

Join us at Shaker and Vine (2929 SE Powell Blvd) for an evening of Smut & Fun!

We’ll be entertaining you with some early blues, jazz & ragtime from the 20’s & 30’s.

Bring your dancing shoes and get yer swing on!

We guarantee a swinging, smutty good time!

Cover $5 – $15 sliding scale

band line up for the evening:

Doug Shafer: guitar, bambazoo, vocals
Paul Evans: soprano sax, melodica, piano, vocals
Charles Pike: drum kit, vocals
Chelsea Barnes: vocals, bambazoo
Jim Delaney: upright bass, vocals

Don’t miss it!

Smut City Swing Night at Shaker & Vine

DADA Dinnr Theatr

Sunday, April 14th @ 6pm the Andina Restaurant, serving fine Peruvian cuisine on 1314 NW Glisan, is hosting our very own, Doug Shafer, Dave Hill, Charles Pike and Andrew Alikhanov for an evening of Live music, comedy and other antics of wizardry!!

Dada Dinnr Theatr


Call Andina at 503-228-9535

» Complete show details here.

TIME: 6:00 PM Doors open + beverage service & tapas
           6:45: The Late Now Act 1
           7:45: intermission — tapas & beverage service continue
           8:30–9:30: The Late Now Act 2 with dessert & coffee
Admission: $18 cover + $20/person minimum

(Sorry to our starving artists: the pricing isn’t up to us, and we can’t do our usual sliding scale.)

Elixir Lab

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Smut City Jellyroll Society will be sliding out to NE Alberta to perform at Elixir Lab!

Thursday, March 28th 2013

Elixir Lab, 2734 NE Alberta

9pm – 11:30pm

Come One Come All!

(That’s the most we can hope for, right?!  Hmm…are we being naughty?)

Smut City Jellyroll Society at Mississippi Pizza

“Smut City” is proud to announce our next performance will be at Mississippi Pizza!

Come one, come all to be a part of our next jazzy juke joint jizzle in NE Portland!

It’s the scene of obscenity in a den of inequity and you are all invited to get down and dirty with the Smut City Jellyroll Society!

And, friends and neighbors you will be treated to the tantalizingly sweet burlesque moves of Stilletta Maraschino!

Smut City Jellyroll Society lands at Mississippi Pizza!

March 31st
$7 cover

Mississippi Pizza

3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon 97227
Tel. (503) 288-3231

Juggapalooza 2013

Smut City Jellyroll Society will be performing at Juggapalooza!

Jug band music is early 20th century blues and jazz with a DIY aesthetic. Come get your fill at Jugapalooza! Sip classic cocktails and enjoy the vintage ballroom decor while six local bands strut their stuff with a jug-off, fashion show, double-entendre contest and band scramble. Featuring the Eagle Ridin’ Papas, the Smut City Jellyroll Society, the How Long Jug Band, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners, Tevis Hodge, Jr. and the Federal Cigar Jug Band, with hosts Henry and Moggy. $8, 21+


Brought to you by: Arlo Leach

Hosted by:  The Secret Society

116 NE Russell, Portland, Oregon 97212

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Welcome one and all to the Smut City Jellyroll Society,
a musical ensemble specializing in Prohibition era music – Blues, Early Jazz, Ragtime

The Smut City Jellyroll Society is a spinoff from the good old Hush Hush Smut Club, playing much of the same repertoire and with some of the same members. Hush Hush stills exists, but since co-founder Jenavieve Kachmarik is out of town for much of the year, the band has to take long breaks. So to keep our fans happy and our chops polished, we bring you the Smut City Jellyroll Society!
We play music from the 20’s and 30’s, blues and early jazz from folks like Bessie Smith, Blind Blake and Blind Boy Fuller, Ma Rainey, Big Bill Broonzy, Harlem Hamfats and the Mississippi Sheiks among others. The sound is energetic and great to dance to, and the songs can be a little bit on the risque side. We are also writing and composing some original material in the style of the period.
Artists we also like:

The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Inspirational Beets, The Libertine Belles, The Underscore Orkestra, Saloon Ensemble, 3 for Silver, Bridgetown Sextet, Krebsic Orkestar, The Jenny Finn Orchestra, The Crow Quill Night Owls, The Sour Mash Hug Band, Trashcan Joe

Portland, Oregon
Press Contact:
Doug Shafer: