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Tue, May 14

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Hood River

The Weather Machine w/ Chris Riedl Trio

Ruins Tuesdays go from May through August. Ruins Thursdays begin in June and go through August. $3 and all-ages until 7pm, then $8 and 21+.

The Weather Machine w/ Chris Riedl Trio
The Weather Machine w/ Chris Riedl Trio

Time & Location

May 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Hood River, 13 Railroad Street, Hood River, OR 97031, USA

Event Info

All Ruins Tuesdays & Thursday shows are a $3 cover if you arrive before 7pm, and $8 cover if you arrive after that. Doors open at 5:30pm. No early entry! We aren’t ready for you until 5:30pm….The shows are all-ages until 7pm and then 21+ after. Pets not allowed. 

Food vendors TBA. 

“Applecore,” The Weather Machine’s fourth studio album, is much bigger than anything they’ve ever made. This is

by design. Produced by Tucker Martine in Portland, Oregon, “Applecore” finally captures the rollicking energy,

precision, and depth that Weather Machine live shows are known for. Out this November, it will be a treat to any

longtime fan or newcomer.

At first listen, the songs are fun. Tracks like “Protection” and “Boxes” contain cheeky musical reference to retro

psychedelia, while also remaining grounded in catchy pop rhythms. Songs like “Uncle John” and “Applecore Part

II” revel in the gaudy arena rock its creators grew up on.

Dig a little deeper though, and the songs become beautifully bittersweet. Beneath the surface, Applecore is

thematically rooted in questions about the soul, as Slater Smith, the project’s lead, examines his own connection to

an America that he sees as both shadowy and sparkling. The creative contradiction may be best summed up in the

final words of the record:

“The world’s gonna end, and when it does I want to be in it. In the dust and the rain and all of the

negative space. And if the world’s gonna end, I want to be here with you in it, and not in my head”

Two years after recording, their album is finally seeing the light of day as Smith returns to the Pacific Northwest to

release and tour the new Weather Machine record with his bandmates. This momentous tour celebrates ten years of

friendship and growth together, and the band cannot wait to share it with you.

Things to note:

  1. This year there will still be no re-entry once you have paid and entered the show. We will be creating a smoking-area that will be accessible without having to leave the property.
  2. There is limited seating available, so if having a seat/table is important to you, we suggest arriving when the doors open at 5:30pm. We're going to try to have a few more chairs available this year, but they will still be limited. 
  3. There will be no longer be a Locals Thursday series. We’re changing Thursdays to just mirror what we do on Tuesdays, with touring, regional, and national bands. We will still have plenty of local talent gracing our stage this year in support roles.
  4. We still don’t allow dogs! Dogs are great, but it would be dog madness if we let them attend shows. We’d also really prefer if you didn’t leave them unattended in your vehicle.
  5. Outside alcohol is NOT ALLOWED! Violators will be 86’d and publicly shamed. 
  6. The parking lot does NOT belong to The Ruins. Yes, the actual owners of the parking lot expect you to pay to park. It’s usually about $4. It’s not our deal.  We highly encourage people to walk, ride their bikes, or carpool. This year we will have a massively larger bike rack available as well.
  7. Tail-gating is not allowed in the Mt Hood Railroad parking lot. They are implementing a “no open containers” policy for their entire lot. Please respect their wishes and help us to maintain a positive relationship with our community and neighbors.
  8. We do rent out the Grotto Bar and/or the Indoor Bar during concerts, for birthdays, business receptions, etc. Email info@theruins.org for more information.
  9. Ruins Tuesdays are May through August. Ruins Thursdays are June through August. For other non-Tues/Thurs concerts, please see our website at www.theruins.org/music-calendar
  10. Each Tues/Thurs show all summer we’ve invited a “Featured Non-Profit” to be at the event, to fundraise and provide info.
  11. We will be bringing back the Makers' Market this year as well. The market will be every Tuesday, starting on 6/4, in the indoor venue.

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