Oregon chillwave and psychedelic grunge pop
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmDoug Fir Lounge
$8.00 - $11.00
This event is 21 and overhttps://www.dougfirlounge.com/event/1622672/
Slow Corpse was born out of the misty forests and craggy mountains of Southern Oregon in the fall of 2015. The group is the brain child of singer/producer Mitchell Winters, and guitarist Brenton Clarke. Both artists come from completely different musical backgrounds--Winters as the golden boy of Soundcloud, where he releases electronic music as PALMCO, and Clarke as a hard blues and shoegaze informed, one-man-musical-tour-de-force on the guitar. Rather than at odds with one another, their musical identities meld into a surreal blend of clean production and driving, yet dreamy melodies. Upon the release of their first two EP’s, Hound and Moons, Slow Corpse added multi-instrumentalist Cole Zollinger (Bass), hip-hop producer Dash Curtis (Keys), and Kelvin Underwood (drums) to their roster to create a live band which has brought them seemingly effortless success as a touring group. In the fall of 2017 they signed to indie label, Tender Loving Empire, where they join the ranks of indie darlings Andy Shauf, Y La Bamba, and Typhoon. You can find them making regular jaunts through the Northwest or bunkered down in Ashland, Oregon where they curate a magnetic and thriving DIY art/skate/music scene.
If Brit-pop and the Pacific Northwest made sweet, dirty love, you’d get The Hugs. Their angsty, get-off-your-ass-and-dance sound is cut with a dose of nostalgic indie and garage rock that only comes as a product of slightly off-centered creative types and too many consecutive days of rain. Based out of Portland, OR, this spunky trio unleashes their catchy hooks and off-the-wall energy in every live performance— smiling, dancing, and getting down with their sound is a given. Whether they’re opening for bands like The Kooks or The Dandy Warhols or headlining house shows, fans love The Hugs for their British Invasion-esque rebelliousness and psychedelic pop roots.
Portland duo Dim Wit are Jeff Tuyay (vocals, guitar) and Tyler Verigan (drums). Taking cues from the colorful, spastic rock from bands like Deerhoof, Dim Wit play a brand of punk-y indie that is as funny and off-kilter as it is sad and angry. Known around their hometown of Portland, Oregon for their eccentric and energetic live shows (the duo decked out in lab coats and wigs as "clown doctors"), the band self-released their first record in early 2017, an 11 song document on (sub)urban alienation and modern anxieties.