Orquestra Pacifico Tropical – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – August 4th, 2017

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Psychedelic cumbia meets PDX witchgaze

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Candace, Ah God

August, 4th, 2017

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

$6.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
Deep in the vein filled jungles of each of our hearts beats a music with roots as wide as continents and influence as deep as time itself. Cumbia, music of the Southern American Hemisphere. Orquestra Pacifico Tropical have taken this frenetic, addictive rhythm and accomplished what musicians across time and space have always done, bringing crowds into a blistering dance frenzy. From clubs to the forests of the Pacific Northwest, to hear the ecstatic thump, rumble, and sheer brilliance of the racing rhythms of coastal Columbia side by side with the psychedelic guitar explorations of the Peruvian rain forest is to travel across continents and through time with Orquestra Pacifico Tropical as the guide. WIth respect to those who came and innovated before us, and armed with an arsenal of percussion, woodwinds, horns, accordion and guitars, these 11 friends have come together in the spirit of capturing and breathing new life into this most essential of musics. Cumbia, music of the people.

Featuring members of Sun Angle, Deer or the Doe, O Bruxo, Ioa, Lewi Longmire Band,Tu Fawning, Point Juncture WA, Modernstate, Jippedo and Team Evil, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical's wall of sound is dedicated to expanding the music of Central and South America to the people and dance floors of the Pacific Northwest.
Candace
Candace
Candace (formerly Is/Is) infuses their music with a sense of mystery and brooding atmosphere. Psychedelic and shoegaze influences emerge throughout the catalogue: the atmospheric tones of early Verve, a droning pulse reminiscent of Loop. Some songs bounce gleefully forward with a pop sensibility, while some keep a cool distance and move with a language distinctly their own.

Candace began as Is/Is in late summer of 2009 with Sarah Rose, Sarah Nienaber, and Mara Appel DesLauriers. The early days brought about "This Happening" EP (2010) and the "Vowel Movements/Blackest Beat" 7" (2011). Mara moved cross-country to Portland, OR, and in 2012 the band released their debut full-length LP "III," so named for the three drummers who played on the album. The two years following found the band cycling through drummers, with every lineup feeling more like an approximation of what the band was supposed to be, and never what it was. "Is/Is (Manimal Vinyl, 2014) would be the last to feature any drummer but Mara. During the coldest and darkest Minnesota winter that nobody wants to remember, Sarah and Sarah recorded the wistful, ethereal bedroom-pop tape "Shadow Days" (Moon Glyph, 2015). The following spring, they also moved to Portland OR.

The reunion was nothing short of propulsive. Writing and demoing became life. In the spring of 2015 the band spent a week at Jackpot! Recording Studio with longtime friend and co-producer, Neil Weir of The Old Blackberry Way. The following fall, three of those songs were self-released on a limited-edition cassette, "Return to Zero," coinciding with a West Coast tour and brief stint opening up for King Khan & The BBQ Show.

2016 brought about another transition, as necessary as any. On the surface, it's an update of a moniker. But beneath the surface, the band's maturation has been constant. Sarah, Sarah, and Mara are ready to debut Candace. "New Future" is due March '16 on Found Object Records.
Ah God
Ah God
Ah God is heavy art grunge and fuzzed-out psychedelia with a DIY recording ethic. Heavy drum beats are carried to your ears softly and sweetly on the backs of stoney guitar melodies of the utmost sensuality. Straight out of Portland, OR, Ah God freshly emerges from the current scene, coming at you with loud bouquets of floral punk and the fuzzy sweetness you didn't know your life was missing.