The Blind Eyes

Rising from the dust of a near-fatal rollover accident while on tour in California last summer, Decker has completed their fourth record in as many years and has holed up in their red rock home of Sedona, AZ to prepare for a February 2013 nationwide launch for the new album, Slider.
Since the 2009 release of the band's debut album Long Days, the band has scrapped and grown, played hundreds of dates across the US and released two more albums (2010′s Long as the Night and 2011′s Broken Belts, Broken Bones) all the while refining their psychedelic desert folk sound.
Soldiering through the near-calamity, the band is a now tight unit of melody, atmosphere and space; not merely the brainchild of songwriter Brandon Decker.
Slider's release marks a newer, more complex sound for the band – think Beck's Sea Change meets The White Stripes meets The Arcade Fire. Decker crafts songs which find profundity in their naked sincerity. Not quite rock, not quite folk, the acoustic-based psychedelic Americana balladry draws upon a variety of influences; from Leonard Cohen to Tom Waits, from Cat Power to PJ Harvey. Yet in the end, his music is unique and uniquely him, and that is the offering.

The Quick & Easy Boys

The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own unique blend of high energy rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, the Police, and Funkadelic (or any three good bands) rolled into one.

Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before heading north and building a Portland, OR fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members - - Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums - - have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of "Yeah Bud!" at every show.

In 2008, they released Bad Decisions With Good People which left people raving about their unique and vibrant sound, and in September of 2009, they sojourned out on their first United States tour. Two more national tours followed the release of their 2nd album Red Light Rabbit in 2010. They've opened both locally and nationally for Deer Tick, The Thermals, Blitzen Trapper, The Meat Puppets, The Pimps of Joytime, Southern Culture on the Skids, The Bridge, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bob Wayne & the Outlaw Carnies, Vince Herman.

The Quick & Easy Boys' high-energy thought-provoking original music provides a bounce to the step that only dancing can cure. So if you're tired of the same old sounds and looking for the next up-and-coming thing, The Quick & Easy Boys' newest release, Red Light Rabbit, is sure to give you a run for your money.

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The Blind Eyes with Decker, The Quick & Easy Boys, Spectator

Saturday, November 9 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Gramophone