FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th
$10 adv./$15 at the door
all ages+bar w/i.d.
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A Live Concert Showcase featuring Wampire (off-kilter alluring sonic pop), Thomas Mudrick (funk-infused psychedelic pop), Coronation (synth-pop), Miss Massive Snowflake (avante-garde pop rocks)!
After forming Wampire, Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps steadily began to make a name for themselves in the same Portland, OR, scene that has produced labelmates STRFKR as well as Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Now having toured the world and expanded to a five-piece live band, Wampire’s disarmingly off-kilter pop is imbued with tinges of paranoia and surrealism (both lyrically and musically) and continually offers listeners a variety of unexpected and alluring sonic flavors. http://wampiremusic.com/
Miss Massive Snowflake:
The charismatic and playful band, Miss Massive Snowflake, produce curious and clever progressive pop songs. The band marries traditional familiarities and edgy concepts with catchy energetic rock, crafting deceptively intricate songs. The drums and bass drive while horns punch into screwed groove guitar riffs producing beautiful, moving, and intellectually satisfying rock music. http://missmassivesnowflake.com/
Coronation is a duo consisting of long time Northwest musicians, Joshua Blanchard and Andy Brown. Andy Brown cut his teeth with many bands, including Seattle space rock pioneers, Jessamine, and Southern Lord/Kranky recording artists Fontanelle. Joshua Blanchard played with Synth-punks Point Line Plane and psychedelic folksters, Plants. The band brings together elements of Synth pop, Italian disco and up tempo New Romantic crooning into a tasty aural blend that’s both fresh and familiar. While most dance music lives in the thrill of the moment, Coronation explores what happens the day after the party and divulges autobiographical tales of broken relationships, hangovers, and burning the candle at both ends. http://www.coronationmusic.com/
Through his varied work with the TDRCO crew, Mudrick has proven himself to be a true musical chameleon, multi-talented and as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife. Furthering and emboldening this stylistic doppelganglery, (((boing)))’s twelve lush and verdant tracks see Mudrick laying bare the variegated depths of his metronomic heart, hewn of one part acid-folk manifesto, one part comedic interlude, and one large dollop of rock solid, root down groove. And make no doubt about it, this album brings it in a way that would likely make Beyoncé or Kanye sit up and take notice if they weren’t so busy admiring their bling or whatever it is they do with their time. To put it in the parlance of the people,(((boing))) jams in the truest sense, with every track its own insular ecosystem replete with the appropriate flora and fauna, at times surprisingly different from the track before it. Still, at the end of the day all the scattershot pieces manage to fall perfectly into aesthetic lockstep, a type of traveling musical circus humming on down the road to the next township. http://tdrco.org/thomas_mudrick/
World touring groups Wampire and Miss Massive Snowflake bookend this incredible show of pop music in every color. From electronic to funk, you’re sure to get your feet scooting to these purveyors of well-structured and disarming pop!