Hillstomp – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – March 15th, 2014

Hillstomp

The return of two-nights of mayhem with PDX favored sons - Night #2

Hillstomp

Rin Tin Tiger, Root Jack

March, 15th, 2014

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

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Hillstomp
Hillstomp
Portland Oregon junkbox blues duo HILLSTOMP is infamous for digging through the dumps and forgotten backwoods of American music, recycling traditional elements into a refreshing and distinctive brand of do-it-yourself hill country blues stomp. North Mississippi trance blues, a bit of Appalachia, and a dash of punkabilly come clanging and tumbling from assorted buckets, cans and BBQ lids, all drenched in rambunctious slide guitar. "Hillstomp sounds like the best kinds of music from the hills have come down from said hills, into town, and tried to make nice, but instead decided to stomp you with awesome, crunchy blues licks." --OregonLive
Rin Tin Tiger
Rin Tin Tiger
Rin Tin Tiger is an alternative folk rock trio from San Francisco, CA. High energy, lyric heavy, acoustic guitar lead songs about life in contemporary society. The sound is often described as a blend between early Bob Dylan, Violent Femmes, and Tupac. They have shared the stage with Minus the Bear, Young the Giant, Manchester Orchestra, Max Bemis of Say Anything, The Lumineers, Fences, Los Amigos Invisibles, Mike Coykendall, Ida, Hey Marseilles, and many more along the West Coast.

Their music has been featured on Live 105, 107.7 The Bone, ESPN.com, Save Alternative, KSFS, KSJS, KSCU (top 30 Nov 2011), KALX, KDVS, KALW, Alabama Public Radio, Radio Valencia, Palo Alto based television show "American Songwriter", Mevio.com's "Mevio Underground", Covermesongs.com, KOFY TV's Creepy KOFY Movie Time, and more. They have also been written about by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Bay Bridged, The Bay Guardian, Performer Magazine, East Bay Express, The Owl Mag, The Deli SF, and many more.

Their new album "Toxic Pocketbook", released July 24 2012, was recorded entirely live to two inch tape at Tiny Telephone Studios without the use of computers or any modern editing techniques. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, eMusic, and many more online retailers, including this website.

"Uptempo Dylanesque tunes…these guys bear watching" – SF WEEKLY

"An acoustic guitar and their three sweet voices…you will not be disappointed" – Indiemusicreviewer.com

"Genuine, unadulterated folk alternative. It's the kind of album you might get a craving for at the end of your night when only that one song will really hit the spot."
– The Bay Bridged
Root Jack
Root Jack
here is a long tradition of the bohemian laborer that works during the day to support his family, then comes home at night to write songs, and often those songs are about his struggle.
Root Jack sings songs of that same struggle. Joy and exhaustion, satisfaction and disappointment, poor choices and the consequences of them.
Roots-rock, steeped in Truth.

If Cream had been listening to the Carter Family, instead of Robert Johnson, it might have come off like this. Kris Stuart singer and guitarist, Kevin Cowan bass player and drummer Chris Hutton are a tight, 70's-rock inspired roots-music band. An American band.