From Smiths To Smithereens : A Tribute to ’80s College Rock (Late Show) – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – November 20th, 2016

From Smiths To Smithereens : A Tribute to '80s College Rock (Late Show)

A benefit for p:ear art & education programs for homeless and transitional youth

From Smiths To Smithereens : A Tribute to '80s College Rock (Late Show)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Upsidedown
The Upsidedown
"Dreamy and decadent in all the right places.” - The Boston Globe
“The Upsidedown plays dirty, glammed-up, drugged-down guitar rock with a dark heart. Their brand of ambient rock carries forth in a grand tradition: carefully constructed Dandies drone, pop hooks and devil-may-care-decadence.” –
The Willamette Weekly
The Get Ahead
The Get Ahead
The Get Ahead is a five-piece group from Portland, OR that has evolved from retro-soul evangelism to a more mature and distinct identity. Their newest release, Mind is a Mountain, highlights their emotive and gritty roots aesthetic while hinting at soul with simmering grooves, yearning vocals, and purposeful lyrics. Produced by Grammy Award winning artist, Son Little (Mavis Staples, RJD2), the quintet mines an amalgam of classic rock, swampy blues, vintage soul, R&B and gospel in their mission to move people
Jeremy Wilson
Jeremy Wilson
It has been said, by Courtney Love herself, that she first met her late husband Kurt Cobain at a Dharma Bums concert, at the now defunct legendary club Satyricon, in Portland, Oregon. Frontman for that Portland, Oregon outfit, which also featured The Decemberists’ drummer John Moen, is Jeremy Wilson, a staple of the vibrant Portland music scene. And, just as Portland’s music scene has changed over the years, so has Wilson, who has lived through - and weathered - the storms of the music industry the whole time. Which brings us to his forthcoming full-length, Empty Through Empty Space, his first true solo album (sans 2005’s Independence Vol. 1: Demos And Out-Takes - a collection of demos and out-takes Wilson had recorded over the years).
The Reverberations
Dave Berkham (formally from The CRY) always loved Garage and Beat music from the 60's. After departing the band earlier in 2014, he made it his mission to form a new group. Meeting John (Sundaze, White Swans) and Ian (Go Fever, Errata Note) while playing in a favorite local 60's cover band, The Hauer Things, was the catalyst to continue and write original material. Cameron, a former bandmate from the Midnight Callers, joined as the bass guitarist, and The Reverberations were born.
One Life
Jaycob Van Auken
Van Auken's style is incisive and genuine. He is a rock classicist with a singer-songwriter streak. His propensity for blending rock, blues, folk and country allows his songs to move in various directions, while keeping the same destination. It's easy to swamp him with flattering comparisons. Finding a home somewhere in the midst of Tom Petty, Lyle Lovett, Van Morrison and The Faces, Van Auken is somewhat akin to acoustic folk-blues, not quite country, and can rock loud like the best red-blooded Amercians. The expressive immediacy of his voice is distinctive and demands attention, calling to mind the soulful songs recorded back in Muscle Shoals, as well as the rock classics heard in his mom's van while growing up.
The Zags
The Zags
We're a band from Portland, OR. We play rock 'n' roll music, more or less.
Pacific Mean Time
When Pacific Mean Time released their 2014 debut, the band was in transition. Entering the studio as established Portland power pop quartet, Little Beirut, plans were to record the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed, Fear of Heaven. Be it wanderlust, angst, or an effect of the grey skies and rugged expanses of the Pacific Northwest, the following months included enough changes in lineup, sound, and focus to compel reemergence as a new band altogether. From the first broken toy sounds in the intro of opening track, Blindfolds, it was apparent the group had shed crunchy guitars and harmony laden sing-a- long choruses in favor of a more subtle, slinky, and sexier approach, “sizzling with glorious organic and electronic textures”.

If PMT’s self titled debut showcased an indie band exploring new textures, 2018’s follow up, An Ocean to Swallow, solidifies this notion and ups the ante, presenting an intentional vision—a band comfortably in control of its sound. Exquisitely recorded and produced at Portland’s Jackpot! Recording Studio and Echo Hill Studio by Los Angeles based engineer/producer Rian O’Connell Lewis (Gorillaz, D.R.A.M.) in conjunction with guitarist, Edwin Paroissien, the 10 tracks on this self-released record bristle with hypnotic, propulsive beats; soaring synth arpeggios; rolling bass lines; and seductively understated vocal melodies.

Subtle and sexy has arrived in style. But don’t assume the listening experience will be relegated to cerebral explorations only to be enjoyed with the bong and headphones; new band member Anders Bergstrom’s drums weave a dizzying line between organic and electronic, man and machine, providing a muscular backbone that’ll just as likely have you leaving the couch to shake your ass.

“Lost some faith, but found some grace, shrug along”, singer Hamilton Sims emotes in Water Sign, a delicate moment of existential consideration belied by John Hulcher’s propulsive fuzz bass attack—reminding us that life can be full of questions and short on answers, but let’s have a good time in the process of trying to figure it all out! Lewis’s mixes are crisp and crunchy, painting a full resolution picture of a band comfortable with weaving dense sonic textural tapestries, but experienced enough to know when to rely on the essential elements.
The Hauer Things
The Hauer Things is a Nuggets compilation come to life, kicking and screaming its way through garage rock classics with wild abandon. Comprised of members of Portland bands The Reverberations, Hong Kong Banana and The Satin Chaps, The Hauer Things have been igniting sweat induced freak-outs since their first performance in 2014.