Casey Neill & The Norway Rats – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – March 17th, 2016

Casey Neill & The Norway Rats

Celebrate St. Patricks Day With

Casey Neill & The Norway Rats

The My Oh Mys

March, 17th, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

Casey Neill & The Norway Rats will perform a set, then to close out the night, The Norway Rats will do a performance of The Pogues' 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God' with special guests The My Oh Mys!

Casey Neill & The Norway Rats
Casey Neill & The Norway Rats
Casey Neill & The Norway Rats will perform a set and then to close out the night, The Norway Rats will do a performance of The Pogues' 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God' with special guests The My Oh Mys.

Following the critical acclaim of Goodbye to the Rank and File, the newest album from Casey Neill & the Norway Rats All You Pretty Vandals embraces a melodic post-punk ideal while expanding on the band's signature sound. "I wanted the music to be unhinged and immediate," Casey Neill says, "I absolutely think we did that. The sound is high-energy and anthemic with some punkier parts and some lush sweet spots." The subject matter of the songs range from self-saboteurs (the title track), '70s New York underground culture ("She Came Alive"), a dark-pop adaptation of a Reverend Gary Davis composition ("Vanish Away"), Portland rock history ("My Little Dark Rose") to a few love songs. With producer Chris Funk overseeing the project, the entire band recorded the basic tracks live in the studio to infuse an immediacy into the music, then the songs were layered with strings, horns, and guest vocalists. All You Pretty Vandals is eleven originals with distinct narratives alongside gritty lyrical and instrumental hooks which marks the next chapter for Casey Neill & The Norway Rats.

For over a decade Casey Neill has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Japan averaging over a hundred shows a year. He is a sought after side player who has worked as a member of The Minus Five and guitarist for master traditional Celtic fiddlers such as Kevin Burke, Martin Hayes, and Johnny Cunningham. Irish supergroup Solas recorded Casey's original song "Lowground" on their albums Waiting for an Echo and Reunion. In the mid-90s in Olympia, Washington, Casey self-released his first record called Riffraff that earned a cult fan base in underground punk circles. In 1997, he inked a three record deal with the acoustic label Appleseed and was featured on their tribute to Pete Seeger along with Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg, and Bonnie Raitt. A compilation of his material entitled Memory Against Forgetting was released by Amy Ray's Daemon imprint in 2005. Following a few years of residence in New York City, Casey moved back to Portland and its thriving music community. The Norway Rats formed in 2007 to tour behind his album Brooklyn Bridge (In Music We Trust label), followed by Goodbye to the Rank and File in 2010. Casey was hired by New York's Mabou Mines Theater Company to perform and compose for their new work 'Landscapes' at PS122 last year. He maintains a rigorous tour schedule performing with the Norway Rats and solo.
The My Oh Mys
The My Oh Mys
The My Oh Mys are a 5-peice rock band from Portland Oregon. Formed by the unholy alliance of really short people, really tall people, one normal sized person and one REALLY hungry person and forged in the blazing fire of handfulls of gigs in front of at least a few folks we aren't directly related to, The My Oh Mys play rock music for the people with no regard to decibel level, grammar, or proper stage-attire.

The band consists of Jeff Baxter, Anders Bergstrom, Tom Nunes, Bones Caragol and Ezra Holbrook, all former or current members of some of the NW's most beloved bands (The Decemberists, Jive Talking Robots, Triclops Organ Trio, Rob Stroup & the Blame, The Minus 5, Curtis Salgado, The ForReals, Jeremy Wilson, Dr. Theopolis, Redray Frazier). "A Howl Against the Wind", the bands first full length record, was released in the spring of 2013 right about the same time a mighty tree fell in the woods.