Live Record: Alex Arrowsmith


Like a modern Weird Al or Frank Zappa, Alex Arrowsmith is a quirky genius who simply loves to create catchy pop-songs that juxtapose honest emotion with odd references to familiar cultural symbols. His first live recording at The Banana Stand was on April 12th, 2008. Arrowsmith performed solo for this particular set. He also drank an entire bottle of red wine while he played, which gave his already sharp compesitions even more wit.



Arrowsmith mixed the album himself, and performed a variety of hilarious tunes like “Rock and Roll Dogs” and “Cold Play Got Eatin’ By Piranhas” for much of his thirteen-song-set. But even though his music is filled with humor, songs like “Not Salman Rushdie” and “The Zaps” flirt with a deeper meaning. Alex Arrowsmith has returned to The Banana Stand several times, but his first performance will always be remembered. A kindred spirit in the live music community, we’re proud to be associated with Alex Arrowsmith and hope you’ll come to enjoy his brand of art.




Alex Arrowsmith – Live from the Banana Stand was recorded in front of a live audience on April 12th, 2008 at the Banana Stand in Portland, Oregon. The album was mixed and mastered Alex. Art for the release is based on the original show poster by Paul Culpepper. The Banana Stand would like to thank Alex Arrowsmith and all who participated in this album’s creation and anyone that has helped us out along the way.


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