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What a show! Elvis is a marquee attraction.

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Ed Forman hits the stage, played on by rock duo the Dynamite Brothers. Professional that he is, Forman kept his back to the audience while buttoning his trousers.

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Ed Forman and city councilwoman Amanda Fritz agree that Portland’s official nickname should be "Awesomeville."

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Elvis (John Schroder) regales Ed Forman and his producer, Jerd, with tales of his wrestling prowess.

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Elvis does dead-on impressions of Darth Vader, Jabba the Hut, and Yoda.

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Captain Booty Beard, the pirate troubadour, played a lengthy set of ribald sea chanteys. Yes, that’s a hook peeking out of his pants.

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Power trio Search Party played a vigorous set before backing Elvis on "Jailhouse Rock." Several people remarked on the bass player’s uncanny resemblance to Ryan Seacrest.

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Metropolitan Farms fired off a brilliant set of shiny power pop.

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The joint version of "Don’t Be Cruel" by Elvis and Metropolitan Farms was nothing less than stunning.

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Mr. Howl covers the Chocolate Watchband classic "Are You Gonna Be There (At the Love-in)?

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Elvis returns for "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Burning Love" with Mr. Howl. At some point I looked over at drummer Jane Cowan Sullivan with a dopey grin. It really felt cool and exhilarating to play those songs! For a moment, it seemed we were part of something bigger than ourselves.

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And with a few personnel changes, Mr. Howl morphs into Giant Bug Village, Portland’s premier Guided By Voices tribute band. The lovely Jen Lane of BarFly fame shouts encouragement from the floor. Thank you. Thank you very much.

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