Kaylee Rob's triumphant return to PDX
Kevin Leigh Robinson
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmDoug Fir Lounge
$7.00 - $10.00
This event is 21 and overhttps://www.dougfirlounge.com/event/1618106/
Kevin Leigh Robinson
Kevin Leigh Robinson, also known as Kaylee Rob, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and a fixture in the Portland art community since 2002. Maintaining a constant output of music since 1998, Robinson was a former member or toured with Viva Voce, Blue Giant, Electric iLL, Father John Misty, The Dandy Warhols, Bobby Bare Jr., and has performed extensively with artists such as Damien Jurado, Pedro The Lion, Silversun Pickups, Fugazi, Sunny Day Real Estate and many more.
Rarely should a painfully, wincingly honest song about a relationship gone off the rails be the kind of ditty you whistle to the blooms, but such is the gift of Sunbathe's Maggie May Morris. "You think that you know where I'm at," she sings on With A Little Help, from her band's self-title debut, "when I'm hiding out smoking drugs and getting fat." It takes a special talent to combine such vulnerability and strength and fit it between the verse-chorus-verse of a great pop song, and that's exactly where Morris shines. Otherwise forlorn tales of heartbreak, confusion, and familial dysfunction are lacquered with thick dollops of hummable pop-rock--a bit like taking downers on the Santa Monica Pier at the feet of a beautiful purple-orange sunset. Live, Morris' pop sheen gets a ragged makeover. Backed by Typhoon's Pieter Hilton (drums) and Shannon Steele (bass), her lilting voice becomes a growl. The guitar solos get a little looser. A little more ferocious. And Portland's best new pop band becomes a warhorse of rock 'n' roll economy.
Risley is a band. Risley was a cat. Risley is from Portland, Oregon. Risley released a full-length, self-titled debut album in 2016 featuring the principle songwriting of Michael Deresh (Tea for Julie, The Makeout Scene) and Travis Stanek (Tea for Julie, Green Circles). Additionally, it featured contributions from Matthew Hall (Genders, Paper Brain), Stephen Leisy (Genders, Moonshy), Maggie Morris (Genders, Sunbathe), Alex Fitch (Typhoon), Rian Lewis (Crosstide, Priory), Wylie Foster (Matt Brown Band, Powder), John Dwyer (Tea for Julie, The Noted), Jeremy Allen (Strange to Look at, The Nasty Truth) and was recorded at Lamplight Studios.