The Cabin Project, Finn Riggins

The Cabin Project

The Cabin Project is an orchestral indie pop band from the Portland whose sound stems from anthemic choruses, three-part harmonies, loop pedals, and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Bon Iver, Feist, and Mates of State.

Born in an attic studio lined with Douglas Fir, the band started as a project of Katie Sawicki, a former-folksinger from Brooklyn who became inspired by electric guitars, synthesizers, effect pedals, and drum machines. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Sawicki teamed up with bassist Adam Sweeney, who adds fuzz and rotary effects to the mix, and Zanny Geffel, an orchestral drummer, rooted in jazz and percussion, with a preponderance for onstage mayhem.

Finn Riggins

Dynamic, quirky and highly energetic indie rock trio Finn Riggins has made a name for itself around the West and the greater US as road warriors from the oft-overlooked state of Idaho over the last several years. Since the release of their debut album A SOLDIER, A SAINT, AN OCEAN EXPLORER on Portland's beloved mom-and-pop label Tender Loving Empire in 2007, they have averaged close to 200 shows a year in 43 states — including a massive 80-day tour around the entire perimeter of the US in the Spring of 2010. Most of this touring has been on the backs of their DIY ethic and wide open approach to the changing music industry. In 2009 and 2010 they played three different support tours with fellow Idahoans Built To Spill while supporting their sophomore album VS WILDERNESS (Tender Loving Empire).

The collaborative brainchild of three music school graduates from the University of Idaho — Cameron Bouiss, Eric Gilbert and Lisa Simpson — Finn Riggins has always been a tough entity for the music industry to pin down. Their genre-defying approach to rock-n-roll has yielded a long stream of varied explanations for their sound over the years — experimental pop, prog-pop, post-punk post-epic 70s rock, synth-driven indie rock, and so on. One consistent thread through most of the press raves over the years has been the fact that Finn Riggins' sound is unique and fresh and not adhering to any particular trend, all while being accessible through pop-hooks and an incredibly well executed and fun live show.

Since relocating to Boise, ID in early 2009 from the small mountain town of Hailey, ID at the foot of the Pioneer Mountain Range, Finn Riggins have become key players in the young music and art scene of Idaho's largest population center. They took their first extended break from touring in 2011 to further connect with their local scene and focus on writing and creating anew. In a November 2011 NYLON feature on the Boise scene Chad Dryden of The Record Exchange is quoted confirming the band, "injected much-needed life into the scene." During this time Eric Gilbert helped develop Treefort Music Fest – a festival geared toward promoting the Boise scene and raising money for independent station Radio Boise, the first to support local artists in decades. 2012 was the festival's inaugural year and was a great success.

Genders

Genders is a four-piece casual rock and roll band from Portland, Ore. Finding a balance between shredding your clothes off and weeping softly in the corner, Genders’ performance will move you…be it physically or emotionally. Want your face melted? Want your toes tapping? Want to hold hands with your sweetie? Come to a Genders show and have the night of your life.
Voted one of Portland’s Best New Bands of 2013 by the Willamette Week, their current self-titled EP has been topping out the airplay charts at OPB music. After a busy summer of festivals, Genders continues to work furiously on their full-length album, due in the fall of 2013…when they will embark on their first national tour, opening many dates for rock ‘n’ roll heroes, Built to Spill.
Genders is comprised of Stephen Leisy on guitar, Matt Hall on bass, Katherine Paul on drums, and Maggie Morris on guitar and vocals.

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The Cabin Project, Finn Riggins with Genders

Thursday, June 6 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Doug Fir Lounge