Rick Bain & The Genius Position – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – January 11th, 2017

Rick Bain & The Genius Position

Some of the best local bands around!

Rick Bain & The Genius Position

The Hugs, Souvenir Driver

January, 11th, 2017

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

$8.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Rick Bain & The Genius Position
Rick Bain & The Genius Position
Rick Bain and the Genius Position have been missing for nearly a decade. Bain made a name for himself in the local music scene in 1997 with his ambitious yet amazingly low-tech four-track reprisal of the Beach Boys’ renowned album, Pet Sounds. In 2000 he started the Genius Position and released Crooked Autumn Sun. With heavily melodic and hypnotic songs such as “I wanna die” and “Orlando,” which just keep echoing in your mind, never leaving your subconscious, he created an album that even the most harshest of critics adamantly admired—and still do. Famed Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre was quoted as saying it is the one album he wish he had made.
Fast-forward to 2004: the Genius Position released yet another critically acclaimed work of ear art called Virtual Heavy Pet. With more of the same intensely colorful and driving beats, accompanied by magnetic melodies that seem to put the listener in a psychedelic trance, he made another whopping splash in the PDX music scene. With songs that pierce the quiet in waves of unrelenting rhythm and moonscape sounds, such as “Black Apple Orchard” and “Amy Jane,” Bain was hot, he was on a roll, he was set to lead this town in a psychedelic renaissance.
The Hugs
The Hugs
"Sometimes a band puts out a release that just captures life in a snapshot – the highs, the lows, the anguish, the pain, and of course all the good stuff that makes life worth living. Feelings of Life is one such record. The Hugs wrap you with open welcome arms into their soundscape. The Hugs are on the record label Mope Records, and members Danny Delegato, Keagan O'brien, Jack Burgess, and bassist Kauri Voss are serving up their fourth (and debatably best) full-length studio album. This trippy psychedelic post-pop opus is filled with anthemic beats and rich harmonies." - NW MUSIC Scene
Souvenir Driver
Souvenir Driver
Souvenir Driver seem to specialize in music that drifts in and out of consciousness -- both yours and their own. Like a conversation with someone who's just woken up and is still half-dreaming.