Tall Heights, Strangled Darlings, Big E
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Captivating vocal harmonies drive a folk-inspired accompaniment of cello and acoustic guitar. Powerful, intimate recordings and performances have fueled a burning demand for Boston-based duo, Tall Heights, in a thriving national folk scene.
In the summer of 2010, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright were playing for spare change in Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace. In three fast years, Tall Heights has put on hundreds of shows, headlining packed listening rooms across the country, touring down to Austin, TX to showcase at South By Southwest Music Festival, and sharing stages with national acts like Ryan Montbleau, Andrew Belle, Lori McKenna, and many more.
After two powerful EPs, Rafters (2011), which sold 700 copies in the first 7 days, and The Running of the Bulls (2012), there had been a growing cry for more from these young artists. Tall Heights delivered with an LP of grand vision and scale, releasing Man of Stone in May after returning to the home studio and sinking deeper into the vast world they've meticulously built for two. The title track and first single, Man of Stone, recalls a time when cavemen documented day-to-day existence on the walls of their stone-sheltered dwellings. "Emblems of cavemen they taught me / the importance of typing in bold," contextualizes the rest of the record and challenges a careful listener to view each song as a vital documentation of what is both banal and extraordinary. The record exists in a fire-lit, shadowy space for their growing army of fans to inhabit.
Strangled Darlings enters its latest exploratory phase: the duo. Gone are the days of multiple instrumentations. No banjo, no guitar, no saw, no violin, no kick drum, no harmonica. Just mandolin & cello. Plus a whole lotta groove and some down right unnatural tales of the colorful American pageant. Call it art, music, poetry, advertising, terrorism, but don't forget to dance.
$5 in advance • $5 - $10 sliding scale at the door
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