March - April 2020

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Tue , March 31

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Pocket Vinyl, Merrell Brothers, Cigarettes & Milk

pocket vinyl

merrell brothers

cigarettes and milk

Eugene's premier Ex-vagabond of 42 states, houseless pioneer, alcoholic entrepreneur and folk advocate.
We (Pocket Vinyl) are a duo consisting of a piano slammer and a live painter, who creates a work of art on stage during the show, which is auctioned off afterwards. Every painting is unique, brilliant, and alive.
 
Here's a sped up painting video of Elizabeth making some album artwork to a non-sexy song about sex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn5gc1WkoPE&t
 
Can't wait to perform for you. We'll see you there.
 
http://www.pocketvinyl.com
http://pocketvinyl.bandcamp.com

9:00 $5

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Pocket Vinyl, Merrell Brothers, Cigarettes & Milk

Tue, Mar 31 | 9:00 $5

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Wed , April 01

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Egotones, Broth, North by North (CHI), Dead Chemist

the egotones

Eugene, Oregon Psychedelic Surf Garage From space.

broth

Keyboard pop/ Rnb band from Eugene OR.

north by north

dead chemist

Local experimental hop rock stuff.

>>>> EGOTONES
>>> Broth
>> North By North (Chicago, IL)
> Dead Chemist


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North by North (Chicago, IL)
Garage pop FFO T. Rex, Jack White, Ty Segall, & Thee Oh Sees
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5IoXcA5DIDSG0QlNNoqQdZ
https://northbynorth.bandcamp.com/
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9:00 $5

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Wed, Apr 01 | 9:00 $5

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Thu , April 02

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Shell of a Shell

shell of a shell

Dissonant and complex, Shell of a Shell - Hull (guitar, vocals), Dylan Liverman (guitar), Noel Richards (bass), and Ian Sundstrom (drums) - use their music to pivot between overwrought feelings and the kick in the teeth needed to get up and keep going. They rip through swirling and jittery sonic bliss (“Knock”) and crushing celestial dirges (“Don’t Expect”), flexing their capabilities through polyrhythmic nuance and tangled melodic introspection. It’s not all bummed out though, Shell of a Shell work a muscular fury in to their songs, pummeling their way through shifting moods and a glimmering hope for humanity. They explore the philanthropy of Dolly Parton in the wake of a fire that ravaged Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (and the general indifference among those around them) on “My Wildfire.” They dream about the Heaven’s Gate voyage to the Hale-Bopp Comet on title track “Away Team.” As thoughts swirl around, the mix of light and dark is what saves us all from sinking too deep.

Recorded with Seth Engel (Options, Coaster, Shady Bug) at his Pallet Sound studio in Chicago, the band spent a week to create an album that is blistering with post-hardcore energy. Built on elements of noise rock and old-school emo, the band juxtapose a sensitive touch with their propulsive depths and immersive structures. There’s a duality to the album in both the songwriting itself and the ability to just let go and let things wander, as the first half of the record is short and concise, the second half is expansive but tight and focused, exploring extended timeframes to build nuance and set tone. Take the album closer “Seems Like,” an exploration of depression and sleep deprivation at its worst, when all feels wrong yet inescapable. Shell of a Shell mount tension and a general anxiousness that comes when your mind won’t shut off in the earliest of hours, the guitars and sludgy rhythm building a sinewy rush of dampened adrenaline.

Due out February 28th via Exploding In Sound Records, the band are set to tour this Spring. With their incredible full length debut, Shell of a Shell are letting us view behind the curtains; highs and lows explored with a musical dexterity that goes far beyond their years.

Local support to be announced

$7 / Post punk, alternative, indie rock

https://shellofashell.bandcamp.com/

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Thu, Apr 02 | 9:00 $7

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Sun , April 05

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Bridge City Sinners

bridge city sinners

ausekara

Local Crust Lords

beggars canyon

This is not your Grandparents' folk music. The Bridge City Sinners take folk songs in the direction of a punk rocker. A rowdy folksy mosaic of banjo, violin, guitar, mandolin, upright bass, & ukulele. The Sinners started their journey as a rotating cast of friends in 2016 who just wanted to play music on the streets “busk” in Portland, Oregon. They have transitioned into a powerful force playing festivals in 2018 such as Vans Warped Tour, NW String Summit, the Fest, & Seattle Folklife Festival.

Before the Bridge City Sinners, lead singer Libby Lux and upright bass player Scott Michaud infrequently started playing music together on the streets of Portland, Oregon over eight years ago. Without rehearsal, nor a plan, a few times a year they would meet up with other various street musicians to sing and yell at passer byers. Years before that, on their separate journeys, they traveled, hitch-hiked, and howled at the moon across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In hobo fashion, they earned what they’d eat and roofs over their heads by the papers and coins tossed into their hat.

Through their years of wandering, they were able to pick up a rich catalog of songs passed through the traveling / busking community. In 2012, their mutual best friend and lead singer of folk-punk band Profane Sass, passed away when he fell off a train in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In a way the Bridge City Sinners are a homage to keep his spirit alive and continue passing along the music they all sang together on the streets, hidden in trains, and in living rooms across the continent. They formed the Bridge City Sinners in the Winter of 2016.

Joining BCS is Beggars Canyon vancouver folksters Cud Eastbound & Ornery

Local support by local punx Ausekara.

$12 adv / $15 DOS

https://thebridgecitysinners.bandcamp.com/
https://beggarscanyonchoosers.bandcamp.com/
http://www.lostwarren.com/
https://orneryband.bandcamp.com/

9:00 $15

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Sun, Apr 05 | 9:00 $15

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Mon , April 06

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Chris Forsyth with Ferns

chris forsyth

ferns

Eugene, rock/western doom

Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and bandleader whose widescreen art-rock, fusing taut compositions and mercurial improvisations, has earned him a reputation as one of the most distinctive and critically acclaimed guitarists working today. Pitchfork called his music “a near-perfect balance between 70s rock tradition and present day experimentation,” NPR Music named Forsyth “one of rock’s most lyrical guitar improvisors,” and the New York Times calls him “a scrappy and mystical historian… His music humanizes the element of control in rock classicism (and) turns it into a woolly but disciplined ritual.”

Rounding out Forsyth's live band this tour are Doug McCombs (Tortoise, etc) on bass and Ryan Jewell (Ryley Walker, etc) on drums.

Chris live with Garcia Peoples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMLeztsJrHc&feature=emb_title

Local support by Ferns.

$10 advance / $12 DOS

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Chris Forsyth with Ferns

Mon, Apr 06 | 9:00 $12

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