King Black Acid – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – November 23rd, 2016

King Black Acid

Legendary Portland Rock & Roll!

King Black Acid

Skull Diver, Lubec

November, 23rd, 2016

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

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

King Black Acid
King Black Acid
Daniel Riddle started recording under the name King Black Acid
in the late 1980's from his bedroom studio in the San Francisco bay area.

He then started playing out live with his first line up
called King Black Acid and the Wombstar Orchestra.
Featuring keyboardist Melinda DiCillo, guitarist Roger Campos(Papillon), and Bassist Nathan Jorg (SnowBud), the band quickly gained alarge audience with their spacey live show and dreamy sound-- self dubbed "coma-core".

After adding drummer Scott Adamo (ex Wipers) and percussionist Joseph Trump (ex Pig Face, Elliott Sharp's Carbon), the band recorded their debut album titled "Womb Star Session" (1995). The album was recorded live during a radio station broadcast, capturing some of the lush sound and epic delivery the band was becoming known for.

Their sophomore release "Sunlit" was recorded in early
1996 and helped bring the band super-cult like status on an international level, as well as starting the group off on a career of sound track work.

"Royal Subjects" was the bands next album, released in 1998; recorded as a soundtrack for an independent film. The group collaged a mix of songs and soundscapes, exploring new territory in arrangement and instrumentation. This was King Black Acid's first attempt recording sounds to movies.

For his next project Riddle put together a new band with a new batch of songs. With Scott Adamo(drums), Sarah Mayfield (guitars), Bobeck (bass), Pete Ficht (keyboards), and eventually Sean Farrell (keyboards) joining Riddle to form King Black Acid and the Starseed Transmission. It was this incarnation of KBA that would result in the full length album, "Loves A Long Song", released in October 2000. The album was released to excellent reviews and high ranking numbers in the college radio charts.
Finally, the industry and the fans had a record with a more distilled songwriting style that worked well with both radio, film and television, as well as with the hard-core audiophiles.

In 2002, Riddle introduced King Black Acid and the 144,000 Member Acid Army, consisting of Sarah Mayfield, Sean Farrell, Joe Trump, bassist Sean Tichner, and keyboardist Rich Landar. This particular line-up was assembled to perform on stage the songs Riddle wrote and recorded for the motion picture soundtrack of The Mothman Prophecies. During this time, Riddle also wrote, recorded, produced and performed with James Angell's Private Player--featuring John Taylor of Duran Duran on bass, Tony Lash of Heatmiser/ Elliott Smith on drums, Sean T guitar and Kevy Kozad on keys.

In 2008 Riddle started collaborating with longtime friend and fellow musician Jeffery Trapp (ex Everclear) and formed a powerful new line-up with King Black Acid and the Sacred Heart. The Sacred Heart was bringing with it an explosive new sound and style. Shedding most of the atmospherics and languid arrangements of the past for a more anthemic and 'sexy' sound. Live show reviews were quoted to say
"King Black Acid and the Sacred Heart is heavy like a Chevy and has more hooks than a fucking pirate convention."

In 2009 King Black Acid released the song "Let's Burn" on the UnderWorld III Rise Of The Lycans soundtrack.

Daniel Riddle is currently writing and recording in his home studio known as the Mazinga Laboratory (KBA Labs) where he is working on new King Black Acid recordings as well as writing, recording and producing other artists.

King Black Acid's music has been heard in such films, TV shows, and soundtracks as CSI Miami, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mothman Prophecies, UnderWorld III, MTV's Real World/Road Rules, Dream with the Fishes, Highway, Witchblade, The Maker, Do Me a Favor and many more.

King Black Acid's music has appeared in advertisements for Nike, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Portland Trail Blazers, CNN Sports, Coca Cola, Virgin Mobile and Reebok.
Skull Diver
Skull Diver
Skull Diver is a plush pink nightmare of sultry vocals, heavy lyrics, reminiscent synths and dark dreamy guitars. Fronted by sisters Mandy and Ally. The trio derives inspiration from grindhouse film, classic Americana and 70's cult-culture.
Lubec
Lubec
Portland, Oregon DIY dream-pop trio Lubec have just released Cosmic Debt, their sophomore full-length album. It follows a recent 2016 EP and The Thrall, their 2014 debut.

Lyrically, the new collection is a response to the limitless, wide-eyed optimism and fractals of possibility that so openly defined The Thrall. Instead, it makes a frantic effort to ruminate on the cost of an indulged lifestyle within a band, their relationships and even the country at large using atypical guitar chords, blankets of fuzzed piano and crashing drums that hope to challenge traditional pop logic.

Lubec were listed as a "Band to Watch in 2016’' by The Oregonian.