Ten Reasons Why This Saturday’s Show Is Important To Me, Personally
1. Every show is important, duh. C’mon Stevie, what else u got?
2. Ok. This one brings several heretofore disparate musical elements of my life into a dizzying melange of awesomeness. Can’t I be more specific and less annoyingly flowery with my verbiage? Sure, no prob.
3. My love Moorea Masa and her band The Mood (of which I’m a member) are co-headlining. If you’ve seen them, you know how special their blend of hair-raising harmony and lush soulful R&B is. Isn’t it weird that I perform in her project and she performs in mine? No. It is not weird. It is the freaking best.
4. My new band, The Positive Agenda, features some of my absolute favorite PDX musicians, like Mikey Elson (we’ve made music together for 20 yrs), Tyrone (needs no parenthetical) Hendrix, Peter Knudsen (he’s busy cuz he’s real talented), and André (not on IG) Zapata.
5. Although I’ve been playing in Portland bands since 2005, I’ve never headlined a big show like this before, and we really need your help. Buying tickets. In advance if you can, before the show sells out. You can get them w/o service fees at The Aladdin box office. I’m humbly asking for the support of our Portland friends and music community. Please.
6. Allen Stone is our very special guest. I went from being just another jaw-dropped viewer of Allen’s “Unaware” video to joining his band in 2013, and the guy has taken me around the globe to spread music and positivity many times since then. I’ll be on tour with him for 3 months straight this Fall, and despite the rigors of the road, we still love each other enough to hang out even when we aren’t obligated to 😘. This will be a treat for Portland to get a chance to soak up some vocal magic from this world-class performer. Let’s welcome him.
7. Frankie Simone is opening. You’ll want to get there in time for her set. Trust me. It’s “fire emoji” in the most sincere sense. —-list truncated by measly character count, continued in comment below...
Love these knuckleheads! We stuffed ourselves with seafood and crushed the last gig in Portland, Maine... said goodbye for now to the Northeast Edition of The Positive Agenda and Moorea and I headed back to Portland, Oregon! We’re playing this Saturday night at The Aladdin Theater with all the PDX friends and very special guest Allen Stone. The good feelings shall continue! Pic lovingly captured by @hayleyjaneandtheprimates
Scrunchy faces and synthesizers! Good feelings. We don’t want this run to end, but The Positive Agenda: NE Edition is finishing strong tonight in Portland, Maine. 💪
Halfway through this run of shows and we’re really firing on all positive cylinders! Come hang with your buds, Albany, Burlington, Portland.
Brooklyn Comes Alive! This festie is stacked ✊️ @brooklyncomesalive @liveforlivemusic @shirashirabangbang
Music Is The Way! Let it make you smile. Thank you for the love on our first video! The Positive Agenda plays a free show at the Seattle Waterfront today at 5:30pm, and then we kick off this run of shows in the Northeast! Wooohooo!
Aug 13- Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
Aug 14- The Acoustic, Bridgeport CT
Aug 15- Arch Street Tavern, Hartford CT
Aug 16- Parish House, Albany NY
Aug 17- Nectar's, Burlington VT
Aug 18- HOME, Portland ME and then of course bringing it back to Portland, Oregon on Aug 25 at The Aladdin with Moorea Masa & The Mood, Frankie Simone, and very special guest Allen Stone!
It’s here! Thanks @liveforlivemusic for premiering the live video for “Couldn’t Hurt To Try.” Link in bio to full vid.
The Positive Agenda believes in you! New video premiers tomorrow...
Ticket Giveaway! We’re offering a chance to win free tickets to The Positive Mood show on Saturday, August 25 at The Aladdin Theater in Portland Oregon with very special guest @allenstone . This is a one-of-a-kind show with both of our bands, Swatkins & The Positive Agenda... and Moorea Masa & The Mood! @frankiesimonemusic also opens!
Here’s how to enter the ticket giveaway. Make a post on social media where you nominate a friend who puts you in a positive mood. Explain how they help lift your spirits and send positivity out into the world and why they should come to this concert that’s all about feeling good! Hashtag your post with #ThePositiveMood and tag @mooreamasa or @swattykins . You’ll need to make the post public so we can see it! Every Friday until August 25th, we’ll announce a new winning nomination, and then you and your friend get tickets to come party with us!
Brothers in arms. ALLEN STONE! Damn. It’s been almost five years playing together, and we’re not slowing down. I am so grateful for this guy’s music and friendship! We are going to do a special show in Portland at The Aladdin on Aug 25 with The Positive Agenda and my girl Moorea Masa’s band and very special guest Al Stone and YOU. Come celebrate the good parts of being a human. Link in bio
I feel so lucky to play music surrounded by people I love and respect. Had a great time with Raquel Rodriguez down in LA, then met up with The Positive Agenda for a beautiful run of shows through Montana. Music and friendship remain UNDEFEATED.
Raquel Rodriguez @rqlrod and a VERY capable band are going live from @wearefocusrite ‘s Facebook page at 4pm PST. Tune in! Thanks for the vid @ariherstand
@wanderlustfest Tahoe was a blast! Home for a day and then it’s back out, meeting up with @rqlrod @sambrawner @thenigelhall in Los Angeles! Music. Friends. Best.
Rehearsal with this outtacontrol band for @wanderlustfest 📷:@tanimotofoto
I am a very humbled and lucky Stevie to get to play with these verifiable badasses at @wanderlustfest in Tahoe this weekend! Hahaha this pic is actually from last year’s fest when I played with @lettucemusic
An extremely sweet #BrownEyedLoverCover from @danmayer and @marycorsomusic I’m stoked to get to make the musics with these love bugs as part of Eric Krasno’s house band at the Wanderlust Fest in Tahoe this week! @dannyandmarymusic #allenstone #browneyedlover
This photo is great! (Thanks @misaeogishima) it’s easy to Have Your Most Best Time when you’re wearing a pineapple shirt on a beautiful Canadian night, surrounded by musical friends and there so happens to be a Hammond B3 and a jingly tambourine within reach. The Al Stone band is on Vancouver Island at the Rock The Shores Fest, looks like Brian Wilson is headlining tonight!
Sept 29 I’m going back to beautiful Brooklyn, NY for @brooklyncomesalive for some musical fun times with friends.
A VERY smile-inducing #BrownEyedLoverCover from the sweeties @rqlrod and @sambrawner at @bluedreamstudios #allenstone #the310
THE POSITIVE MOOD w/ very special guest Allen Stone
Soulful singer/songwriter @allenstone joins forces with longtime collaborators Steve Swatkins and @mooreamasa for a one-time-only concert at Portland’s Aladdin Theater on August 25. Tickets on sale Friday. Frankie Simone opens. Design by @motorobot_creative