Who: Years (Salem Progressive Rock), Pony Village (Portland Melodic-Mellow Rock), Orchards (Salem Layered Dark Rock), and Art House Marquee (Salem Emo/Punk Rock)
What: A Live Concert Showcase!
Where: Level B Theater Pub – 445 High Street NE Salem, OR 97302
When: Friday June 13th. Doors at 7pm – Show begins at 8pm
$3 Door charge, with Presale at Ranch Records @ $5
Andy Blankenheim’s In Flight Booking presents a diverse night of music from Salem Emo rock by Art House Marquee, Portland’s Country-tinged Indie band Pony Village, Salem Progressive Dynamos Years, and Darkwave band Orchards. Following is a Link To Andy’s FB Event:
Review by Jake Ten Pas, a Portland Freelance Writer
Pony Village is the name of a mall outside North Bend. It’s also the name of a band from Portland.
On the surface, these two facts have very little to do with each other. While the mall sells trinkets and knickknacks, the group peddles moody rock music featuring hushed vocals, shifting arrangements, crisp drums and subtle uses of guitar effects.
But the name isn’t completely tongue-in-cheek. Dig a little deeper, and connections emerge.
“A lot of the lyrics Ryan writes deal with memories and things from his past, things from his youth, things he went through,” drummer Jonah Nolde says of Pony Villagebandmate Ryan Barber (guitar, lead vocals), who grew up in the North Bend area north of Coos Bay. “It’s definitely his ideas that come through in the songs.”
Sung in a voice akin to the sandpaper-tongued falsetto of Doug Martsch from Built to Spill, Barber’s lyrics can move from longing to accusation in the space of a verse, recalling the mercurial emotions evoked by the shopping malls of the teenage years.
We are Years, Years are We, Of All the Years, We are but Three:
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