Starover Blue, The Fourth Wall, Young Elk
Sun, Sep 3 at 9pm
at Bunk Bar
The unmistakable tones of a Juno 106, both expansive and nostalgic, combine with ambient layers, sparkling guitars, and bittersweet vocals to define Portland band Starover Blue.
After meeting in the music department at San Jose State in 2007, founding members Kendall and Dirk Sallay-Milotz began their musical partnership and quickly became inseparable. Live, they pull from a multi-faceted discography of experimental dream pop and have served as local support for a spectrum of bands including The Velvet Teen and Orenda Fink.
The Fourth Wall
The Fourth Wall is a rock band originally from Hawai’i consisting of members Stephen Agustin, Kasey Shun, Chris Lau, and Andrew White. Their style is primarily lyrically driven and draws from a wide range of musical influences including Neil Young, The Band, My Bloody Valentine, and Sonic Youth.
Distant, somber, and often times, crushingly bleak—Young Elk's songs are painfully deliberate. Subtly straddling the blurred lines between post punk, 90s-era Northwestern indie rock, and shoegaze, Young Elk has developed a one-of-a-kind sound pulling from influences like Pedro the Lion, Nick Cave, Low, and Bedhead.
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Bands For Bernie! Mississippi Studios // The Fourth Wall, 1939 Ensemble, Dead Men Talking, and Months
Four great Portland bands come together to support Bernie Sanders and his presidential campaign. 50% of bands' proceeds from the show to be donated. Tickets $13 - 15.
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1939 Ensemble are an instrumental trio from Portland, OR. Beats and melody. Jose Medeles, David Coniglio and Josh Thomas. Random precision through noise, 1939 Ensemble doesn't just cross genres, they both embrace and exploit them, inviting each listener in through the familiar, and leaving them with something new to explore.
DEAD MEN TALKING
Portland, OR based singer-songwriter Corey Distler has co-written five albums with the likes of Zinnie for Short, The Martyrs and The Sun-birds. Dead Men Talking represents the first group in which he is the sole front man. Alongside long-time friends: drummer Max Lilien (The Fourth Wall, Mamai, Southern Belle) and multi-instrumentalist Casey Becker (Project Eldridge), the music comes to life. At once it brings to mind the timeless soulful bands of the 60's and 70's. Closer listening reveals a refreshing modern twist that brings to mind The Black Keys, Wilco and Spoon. The complex song compositions showcase Distler's music studies at Portland State University.
Their first release is a dynamic, artfully crafted 5 track EP which was recently supported by a national tour.
THE FOURTH WALL
Originally from Hawaii, the Fourth Wall members Stephen Agustin, Kasey Shun, and Paul Brittain, made their way east to the Pacific Northwest, planting their music roots in Portland, Oregon where they met new drummer Max Lilien, in 2012. The band is set to release Lovely Violence, a fine shoegazing effort whose knack for melodies would fit well on a mix with the Shins or Menomena, two bands the Fourth Wall opened for when they were in Hawaii.
The album’s songs deal with freedom, moral solitude, and the beauty and terror of an unconditional commitment. Look for Lovely Violence on July 31 via Bug Hunt.
“There's a song on the self-titled debut album from the Portland band Months that's as explosive, fiery, and epic as anything you're going to hear this year. Over eight wire-taut minutes, the breakneck "Annihilation" builds relentlessly, with self-contained skirmishes dotting the song's (relatively) tranquil verses, before a Television-like guitar duel sends the entire thing rocketing into the stratosphere. The song's a straight-up masterpiece, and the rest of Monthsis basically as good. A band of all-star locals, Months includes Point Juncture, WA's Wilson Vediner and Deer or the Doe's Aaron Miller on guitars and vocals, joined by Courtney Sheedy (Swim Swam Swum, Houndstooth) on bass and Will Hattman (Down Gown, At Dusk) on drums.” - NED LANNAMANN
From the Facebook Event (by TLE)
"It's that time again! We've been busy collaborating with dedicated, hardworking artists from Portland and beyond to put together the eighth volume of the Friends & Friends of Friends compilation. We hope you listen and fall in love with these tracks (over 3 hours of music!) and support the musicians who make this possible year after year.
The first 50 people through the door will win rad door prizes including the new comp, and other special giveaways from TLE.
♫ 8 Bands ♫ 8 Bucks ♫ 8 PM: Music Starts ♫
The Fourth Wall
Catherine Feeny + Chris Johnedis
...and super secret guests, Donkey Mausoleum"
The White Eagle : 836 N Russell St, Portland, Oregon 97227
8PM, 21+, FREE!
•CITYPOOLS @ 8:15
vocals, guitars, loops, layers
•STEPHEN AGUSTIN (of The Fourth Wall) @ 9:15
lyrically driven indie alternative
•YOUNG ELK @ 10:30
Like a banjo player and a DJ rocking a club show in a barn, Magic Giant is a band on a mission to move bodies and souls. The group kicked off 2015 with a performance on KEXP hosted by John Richards (credited for discovering The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey”). They have since been featured on Spotify’s New Music Tuesday, Billboard for ‘Artist on the Verge,’ and NPR’s Songs We Love, which proclaimed, “This L.A. indie-folk band has a summer festival anthem on its hands.”
The trio recently wrapped up self-producing its debut EP, notably featuring Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews Band and Spencer Ludwig of Capital Cities. The band’s communal live shows are inspired by experiential groups like The Grateful Dead and events like Woodstock. Described by some as “rave-folk,” Magic Giant has been turning clubs into dance parties on their maiden US headline tours, notably playing 13 shows in 8 days at South By Southwest, packing the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles and Mercury Lounge in NYC, and selling out their first international show — the Silver Dollar Room in Toronto, ON.
Magic Giant continues to build a reputation for its anthemic sing-alongs, blending organic instruments with big drums and electronic beats. The band is composed of Austin Bis on lead vocals; Zambricki Li on banjo, mandolin, and fiddle; and Brian Zaghi on upright bass and acoustic guitar.
Singer-songwriter Corey Distler has co-written five albums with the likes of Zinnie for Short, The Martyrs and The Sun-birds (where he met drummer Max Lilien). Dead Men Talking represents the first group in which he is the sole front man. Alongside long-time friends Max Lilien (The Fourth Wall, Mamai, Southern Belle) and multi-instrumentalist Casey Becker (Project Eldridge), the music comes to life. At once it brings to mind classic bands of the 60's and 70's, but upon a closer listen reveals a modern twist that references indie rock and hints at Distler's music studies at Portland State University. Their first release is a 4 track EP and will be immediately followed by a national tour. Stay tuned for good things to come...
9pm / $6