NEW YEAR'S EVE ~ 60's GROOVE POP REVIVAL & MOTOWN GET DOWN!, The Satin Chaps
Brownish Black, DJ HIPPIE JOE, DJ VON TUSSLE
125 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR, 97209
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 8:20 PM)
This event is 21 and over
NEW YEAR'S EVE ~ 60's GROOVE POP REVIVAL & MOTOWN GET DOWN!
The Satin Chaps
Some of them you might know THE SATIN CHAPS already. Bassist Eric Hedford was in the Dandy Warhols. Drummer Luke Strahota is in the High Violets. Hedford describes the sound as "60s go-go combined with late-60s European/German soft-core porno soundtracks."
Soul doesn't come easy in the lily-white Northwest, but Portland's Brownish Black delivers an astonishingly authentic brand of vintage rough-edged R&B. Anchored by the full-throated belting of singer Vicki Porter and M.D. Sharbatz's rusty-strings guitar tone, the band doesn't try to mimic the polished majesty of '60s Motown like a lot of today's revivalists. (What unsigned act can afford to do so in this economy, anyway?) Instead, it works a sound more indebted to the grittier, more low-rent aesthetic of Stax/Volt and blues-indebted rock outfits like the Animals. The lo-fi quality of its demos work in the group's favor, but a legit studio album—if one ever arrives—could be a sleeper hit.