The Dangerous Summer

Straightforward, earnest rock music seems to be a contradiction from the path popular music has strayed as of late. The need for genuine lyrics, purposeful direction and accessible melodies has been long overdue. The Dangerous Summer have crafted a throwback to the days when music was charged with hope and contained a much-needed brand of sincerity.

Tommy And The High Pilots

Tommy & The High Pilots formed early 2008 in Santa Barbara,CA, gathering their throwback sound from a wide variety of classic rock, blues and country influences. They are firm believers in the powers of Rock N' Roll and touring as often as possible. They would truly appreciate your support in purchasing a copy of their debut effort "EVERYNIGHT" which is available at shows and on itunes. After that purchase is made they would like to thank you from the bottom of their little hearts. Tommy & The High Pilots consider their fanbase family and would love to see that family expand and grow as much as humanly possible in years to come!

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the young turks of Rare Monk sound simultaneously like everything and nothing you've ever heard. While the obvious signposts are there to guide you (Modest Mouse, Phoenix), Rare Monk combine their love of late 90s alternative with a fevered pop intensity, before shooting the whole thing into outer space to see what comes back.

That psychedelic insanity can be traced back to their college roots, when the guys were the go-to band for drunken debauchery and sonic exploration. Having grown exponentially as a band since those early house party days, Rare Monk have teamed up with noted producer Skyler Norwood (Blind Pilot, Horsefeathers) for their first full-length Death By Proxy.

By turns their most ambitious and deceptively simple release to date, Death By Proxy is immediately accessible, while continually surprising upon each spin.

"Although we draw upon many genres for inspiration, we've been creating our own based on nothing other than "these are the songs we wrote cause they sound cool."

The giddy pop thrill of the title track and the funky, slow burn of "Underground" acts as the band's mission statements, and according to Dorian, summarizes what the band has been building towards since forming in 2009.

"Regardless of where our music falls on the spectrum, I think it's pretty genuine. I think the important thing here is not to try and fit a compartmentalized soundscape, or be different from everyone else; the importance lies in doing what you are passionate about. Passion is genuine."

For fans of: Modest Mouse, Phoenix, Helio Sequence

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The Dangerous Summer with Tommy And The High Pilots, Rare Monk

Friday, August 30 · 7:00 PM at The Orpheum