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Milwaukie next stop in local band's rise

Here Comes Everybody, a band led by Oak Grove residents, is playing a free show at Ledding Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Here Comes Everybody members Rene' Ormae-Jarmer, Michael Jarmer and Steve Hale continue to glam up the local scene.Since 1986, the band has released several albums, opened for national acts, and played countless clubs, colleges and festivals. They are getting ready to finish up and release another new album, “The Play’s The Thing,” described as original, sparkly piano-pop-rock music set to William Shakespeare’s words.

René Ormae-Jarmer is the drum-line director for Rex Putnam High School’s Kingsmen Thunder (See previous story, “Setting the tone for young musicians,” Jan. 31, 2012). Her husband, Michael Jarmer, is an English teacher there and this year released his first book, “Monster Talk,” about a second-grader growing up as a direct descendant of the monster created by his namesake, Victor Frankenstein.

Here Comes Everybody’s new lineup features Steve Hale (Kashmir, RIA, Nu Wave Hit Machine, Steve Hale Trio) on bass. From its new wave, progressive rock beginnings, the band has evolved over the years, while sticking to its passion for “the memorable and delicious modern pop song.” It has been compared to the Beatles, Elton John, XTC, Suzanne Vega, Frank Zappa, the Muppets, Ben Folds, the Shins and the Flaming Lips.

They’re playing another free all-ages show Nov. 1 at Cedar Mill Library in Portland from 7 to 8 p.m.



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