Kimberly Trip / Poeina Suddarth / Claire On A Dare / Drivers

Kimberly Trip

When the pop in alternative rock died in the late ‘90s, the Kimberly Trip rushed to give it CPR. Armed with witty, sarcastic lyrics; a truckload of sparkling guitar hooks; pulsating synthesizers; urgent drums; and a female voice that captured the crooning sensuality of Garbage’s Shirley Manson and the youthful innocence of No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani, the Kimberly Trip was able to breathe life into a dying genre. While the rest of the world roared and rapped, the Kimberly Trip bounced with the adolescent energy of new wave when it was fresh and bursting in Day-Glo.

Hailing from Orange County and Sacramento, California, the Kimberly Trip was formed by guitarist Jeffry-Wynne Prince and drummer Bractune, self-confessed high-school nerds with sci-fi obsessions. Along with vocalist Kimberlina, and bassist Michaelandrew, the Kimberly Trip wraps pointedly funny social observations and introspective confessions around toe-tapping, pogo-inducing rhythms. The single “My Favorite Disaster” is the highlight of the Kimberly Trip’s knife-sharp humorous narratives, an ode to disfunctional happiness that wears the nerd label like a badge of honor. However, the group has a serious side as well, best exemplified by the haunting “Memory Fades” and the understated ode to better days “Looking Toward the Sun”.
"Unicorns, Glitter, & Heartbreak is the 6th studio album from the band and has been called “A sonic masterpiece; A lo-fi, epic album with an explosive chemistry that is brimming with life-affirming vibes and buoyant rock & roll that is charming and irresistible.”

Poeina Suddarth

.Suddarth's new autobiographical musical, which premieres this week, is not just one long descent into hell, though, it's also a story of hope and resurrection, and contains some downright great music from her seventh CD "Happy Whore," including songs that range from intricate rock to bouncy country...Suddarth has been on the Northwest music scene for well over a decade, having made her professional debut on a side stage at the Lilith Fair (along with schoolmate-who-became-famous-singer Brandi Carlisle) back in 1996. Suddarth has played in various groups, including Bicycle, Redfish Bluefish, Felina's Arrow and Dark Time Sunshine. Her years of making connections in the business have paid off, as she's assembled a stellar Portland musical cast to accompany her, including The Shook Twins, Jenni and Amanda Price of Acoustic Minds and vocalist-violist Teri Untalan, who's worked with Buckethead, among many others....
~'Bedroom' puts inner demons to rest Moody, sometimes graphic production challenges audience
BY ROB CULLIVAN The Portland Tribune, May 19, 2011 performance stood out above the rest, Poeina Suddarth's...she mesmerized the audience with her emotional set which was both passionate and at times painful...Her songs reflect an incredible range of styles from operatic and melodic, to pop...A much more intimate crowd in the Hawthorne Theatre Lounge than her prior gigs at The Gorge, allowed for her music to connect directly with the audience. One young man gave up his stool at the bar, moved to the front of the room and sat entranced on the floor immediately in front of the stage, "That is one of the sexiest songs I've ever heard," he expressed as Suddarth sang "The Coral Reef." Her performance was visceral...
~Oregon Music News - show review by Anna Ammann 8/2010

Dark Time Sunshine Press

Poeina Suddarth... impressive and powerful vocals, seamlessly shifting from a soulful growl to a falsetto Minnie Riperton would envy.
~CT Indie-Show Review -DTS Author: Shawnnn | 2010

Felina's Arrow Press

...Poeina Suddarth's vocals were equally amazing in range and precision. From soulful to tender...
~Memory & Dream Duane Poncyat Elohi Gadugi Journal- International Women's Day FA Review by tsalagi red 3/8/09

...Poeina let her voice do the walking as her band chased at her heels
~AC associated content- Felina's Arrow: Infusing the Latina Vibe with Americana Review of Performance By Samuel D. Holder Portland, OR 11/21/08

Felina's Arrow = Cat Power + Bjork + Jewel?...The instrumental sound is exceptionally good and blends in with the ghostly vocals of Poeina Suddarth...
~FA album review slug magazine - CD review SLC, UT - 12/07 - Issue 228

"Their album, let me tell you a story, has a beautiful reminiscent sound of what it must have been like to see Ella Fitzgerald perform in her favorite piano bar...already starlets in a grungy river town, the women of Felina will be hard to miss being a shiny diamond in the rough of Portland."
~FA album review Just Out - A Class Act by West Duncan Portland, OR 5/07

"Felina's CD, Let Me Tell You a Story, is a breath of fresh air...The Vocals have a quirkiness that could be compared to Regina Spektor and Bjork…Suddarth's voice had the control of an opera singer, the tenderness of a folk singer, and the unleashed power of a woman scorned…
~FA album review Volcano Weekly – Sound Check Two Worlds Collide by Angela Jossy Olympia, WA 4/07

RedFish BlueFish Press

"Rich smoky vocals, intricate lyrics, a damn good listen. Their music is original, synergistic and raw with a range like a postal service zip code."
~RFBF album review The Boise Weekly, Boise, ID 8/03

Claire On A Dare

Indie Rock w/ a heavy edge. Debut album released 2012, The Wild, The Beautiful, & The Damned. Available on iTunes.

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