Jeremy Wilson, Eyelids – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – March 8th, 2014

Jeremy Wilson, Eyelids

KZME presents a dual album release celebration with some serious PDX music veterans

Jeremy Wilson

Eyelids

Pete Krebs & His Portland Playboys

Saturday, March 8, 2014

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

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).
Eyelids
Eyelids
Eyelids really had existed long before the band even started. In various previous groupings, the band members had the great pleasure of creating music for some of the most legendary indie songwriters ever– from Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) to Elliott Smith; from Colin Meloy to Stephen Malkmus (Pavement/Jicks). But just a few years ago, as longtime friends we started to channel our teenage Paisley Underground obsessions and love of New Zealand / Flying Nun guitar buzz into our own music which we described as “sweet melodies and bummer vibes.” Currently working on their 2nd full length (which will again be produced by Peter Buck of R.E.M) their new 3 song 7" "SLOW IT GOES" will be released in the meantime on Sept. 9th.

Eyelids have been quite busy in the short period of their existence and have released a self-titled EP, toured with the legendary Charlatans UK (who also decided to release Eyelids' debut album "854" in the UK on their own label),released four sold out 7"s (including a hand silkscreened Record Store Day 7") and directed several music videos, including one animated by Jack Cusamano (from the insane Adult Swim show Rick & Morty) and yet another which featured professional wrestlers singing their songs in earnest. The band does like to have a good time.
Pete Krebs & His Portland Playboys
Pete Krebs & His Portland Playboys
The Portland Playboys, a swinging mix of the Stolen Sweets' boy parts -- David Langenes, Keith Brush and Pete Krebs -- with Portland's hotshot country instrumentalists Rusty Blake and Ian Miller, serve up a heady dose of western swing and hillbilly boogie. Their sound harkens back to the late 40's and early 50's sounds of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys and Spade Cooley's band, a hot mix of country and jazz, just right for swing dancers and fans of vintage music alike.