A perfect evening of West Coast pop rock
Bear & Moose, The Lower 48
Rin Tin Tiger, Summer Cannibals
830 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Bear & Moose
A couple years ago Eric put down his bass, picked up a guitar, broke his own heart, and began writing songs. He began playing shows with another drummer under a different band name, and at one of the shows Eric recognized Simon, a great drummer he'd met while on exchange at Humboldt State University. The first drummer left shortly after and Eric recruited Simon to form Bear & Moose. During the first rehearsal, it was clearly evident the two had a natural musical connection. Since then Bear & Moose has honed it’s unique sound through hundreds of hours rehearsing and playing shows.
The Lower 48
Sarah! Ben! Nick!
Born and partly raised in your backyard, comes the highly mysterious pop outfit named The Lower 48! Hailing from 3 major cities this 3-piece brings new life to the best decade since music. A turn of events and a twist of fate dropped these kids on Portland’s doorstep in the summer of 2011. Vintage rhythm, bass, and catchy vocals being the only home the vagabonds knew, it was a smooth transition to the West for these operators. Between making audiences twist and shout, wearing ties, and a boatload of recording, the band looks ahead to an exciting 2013.
Rin Tin Tiger
Rin Tin Tiger is an alternative folk rock trio from San Francisco, CA. High energy, lyric heavy, acoustic guitar lead songs about life in contemporary society. The sound is often described as a blend between early Bob Dylan, Violent Femmes, and Tupac. They have shared the stage with Minus the Bear, Young the Giant, Manchester Orchestra, Max Bemis of Say Anything, The Lumineers, Fences, Los Amigos Invisibles, Mike Coykendall, Ida, Hey Marseilles, and many more along the West Coast.
Their music has been featured on Live 105, 107.7 The Bone, ESPN.com, Save Alternative, KSFS, KSJS, KSCU (top 30 Nov 2011), KALX, KDVS, KALW, Alabama Public Radio, Radio Valencia, Palo Alto based television show "American Songwriter", Mevio.com's "Mevio Underground", Covermesongs.com, KOFY TV's Creepy KOFY Movie Time, and more. They have also been written about by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Bay Bridged, The Bay Guardian, Performer Magazine, East Bay Express, The Owl Mag, The Deli SF, and many more.
Their new album "Toxic Pocketbook", released July 24 2012, was recorded entirely live to two inch tape at Tiny Telephone Studios without the use of computers or any modern editing techniques. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, eMusic, and many more online retailers, including this website.
"Uptempo Dylanesque tunes…these guys bear watching" – SF WEEKLY
"An acoustic guitar and their three sweet voices…you will not be disappointed" – Indiemusicreviewer.com
"Genuine, unadulterated folk alternative. It's the kind of album you might get a craving for at the end of your night when only that one song will really hit the spot."
– The Bay Bridged
Every now and again, someone will start proclaiming a band or an artist as the ones to "save" rock 'n' roll. But what they tend to forget is that rock music never needs resuscitating. The sound of ragged guitars, vocals with the right amount of snarl and wit, and unforgiving drums are never going to leave us, not as long as young people have something to shout about. And right now, the band making the most emphatic noise is Summer Cannibals.
This new outfit follows in the grand tradition of fellow fearless rockers from their hometown of Portland, Oregon like The Wipers, Dead Moon, and The Thermals. Vocalist/guitarist Jessica Boudreaux and guitarist Marc Swart grew the project out of their collaboration as members of well-regarded indie pop outfit Your Canvas. But where that band used fluttering keyboards and Boudreaux's expressive voice to get their collective point across, Summer Cannibals do as their name would suggest: tear into the meaty parts with fangs exposed.
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