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Feb
3 Fri
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Colin James

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: November 4, 2022 10:00 AM to February 3, 2023 11:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
w/ Balto


“I’m opening doors for you –walk through them.” 

-Stevie Ray Vaughan. 



From the prairies of Saskatchewan to sharing the stage with arguably the greatest and most  influential guitarists of all time, Colin James still remembers those words of advice given to  him by the late, great, Stevie Ray Vaughan. 

Colin James has taken those words to heart. His career has spanned over 30 years, with a  track record that includes 20 studio albums, 8 Juno Awards, 29 Maple Blues Awards and  multi-platinum record sales. His latest 2021 release, Open Road, is a celebration of  personal connections. It includes original tunes written with long time collaborators such as  Colin Linden, Craig Northey and Tom Wilson and reinterpretations of covers by a diverse  group of songwriters including Bob Dylan, Albert King, Tony Joe White and others. 

His 2018 album Miles To Go garnered worldwide attention, debuting on the Billboard Blues  Charts and holding a position on the RMR Blues Chart for 24 weeks, 14 weeks in the top  10. He continues to sell out shows across Canada with over 80,000 tickets sold on tours  over the past 3 years. Colin was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in  2013. 

Looking back over Colin’s career, it’s a timeline rich in highlights. His 1988 self-titled debut,  featuring his two self-penned hits “Voodoo Thing” and “Five Long Years,” was the fastest selling album in Canadian history. It won him his first Juno and an opening spot on tour with  Keith Richards. His second album, Sudden Stop, featured his hit “Just Came Back,” which  reached #3 on the U.S. radio charts and earned him the Juno Award for “Single of the  Year.” Colin was next credited with launching the swing revival, thanks to his wildly popular  Little Big Band, which has released four successful albums to date.

However, it wasn’t until 2016’s Blue Highways that James found himself on a blues chart:  the album spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart. It also landed  him one of his biggest hits: “Riding in the Moonlight,” a Willie Dixon song that garnered  millions of streams on Spotify. 

Over the years Colin has worked with some of the world’s most revered artists including,  Bonnie Raitt, Albert Collins, Pops Staples, Robert Cray, Albert King, Keith Richards,  Lenny Kravitz, ZZ Top, Mavis Staples, Luther Allison, Roomful of Blues, Bobby King and  Terry Evans, John Hammond Jr., The Chieftains, Carlos Santana, Little Feat, Johnny  Hallyday, Jeff Healey, and Buddy Guy. In addition to his own recording and touring Colin is  a prolific songwriter, his music has been recorded by the likes of Maria Muldaur, Johnny  Hallyday and Lucinda Williams.  

Colin has set the bar for consistency and talent in Canadian music and even after 20 acclaimed albums remains at the top of his game, always challenging himself musically. A  consummate professional and a superb guitarist, Colin is a musician’s, musician. The  confidence that comes with maturity can be heard in his voice and seen in his electrifying  stage performance. He does what comes naturally – he always has – he knows no other  way and no other life.


ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS.

MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Feb
4 Sat
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Mississippi Studios Presents

SOLD OUT: Jeffrey Martin

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
w/ very special guest Taylor Kingman



"Dogs in the Daylight is as close to a masterpiece as a folk album by an emerging singer-songwriter can get." -- No Depression

Portland, Oregon's Jeffrey Martin is a minister's son who can build a house with his bare hands and holds a master's degree in English. He worked his way through school as a carpenter, then, following graduation, spent four years teaching high school.

It was during that time that his career as a songwriter came into bloom. Struggling to strike a balance between his increasingly rigorous Northwest/West Coast touring and his efforts to get teenagers to love words as much as he did, Martin found himself in the tricky position of having to choose between his two passions.

Much to the delight of his fans, music won the day. Now, with three intensely lyric-driven albums under his belt, two of which were released on the Portland indie-label, Fluff & Gravy Records, Martin has developed a loyal and growing audience, both domestically and abroad. Prior to the halting effects that a global pandemic placed on his ability to do so, Martin kept a restless touring schedule. It's taken him on several laps around the U.S. and Europe and landed him on stages with luminaries from the genre including Courtney Marie Andrews, Joe Pug, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeffrey Foucault, Sean Hayes, Peter Mulvey, Amanda Shires, Colter Wall, Ruth Moody, Caitlin Canty, and others.

Jeffrey Martin writes music that probes the depths of the human experience and doesn't shy away from its darkest corners. His songs can feel like short stories from literary giants like Steinbeck, Burroughs, or Cormac McCarthy and possess a raw intensity that comes from seeing his subjects up close. All the struggle, hurt, strife, and heartbreak that comes from living in this world are laid bare and unvarnished, yet somehow, Martin manages to mine and make space for what beauty remains.

Presently, Jeffrey Martin is writing for his fourth full-length album at a deliberative pace and making plans to enter the studio to record this winter. He's recently signed with Tommy Alexander of the Wassermann Agency and has returned to the road for an extended 52-date tour of the US and Canada. An extensive summer tour originally planned for 2020 is now scheduled for 2022 and will include stops in the U.K., Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and Ireland.


ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS.

MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Feb
5 Sun
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Layperson

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: December 20, 2022 10:00 AM to March 5, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
w/ Babytooth & Sandy Pylos



Layperson


Julian Morris (b. 1989; Boston, MA) has been writing and recording as Layperson for 10 years. Culling inspiration from salt of the earth lyricists like Iris Dement and Townes Van Zandt, Julian’s music is earnest and true to his life experience. Julian transitioned in 2015, which permanently altered his singing voice. Re-learning the voice as a new instrument allowed him deeper access to expression. Julian moved to Portland, OR in 2008. He writes and records the majority of his music from home. Julian has released records with Portland based label Good Cheer and NY based Lobby Art.

Babytooth

Babytooth is the full band project of Portland, OR-based singer/songwriter Isabel Zacharias. Annie Fifer (Yellow Room) lends earworm guitar leads by turns distorted and crystal-clear, with Hugh Jepson (Soft Cheese) behind the drums and Benson Chong (Honeydiu, How Strange It Is) splitting time between bass & keyboards. 

Fitting into and elaborating on the lineage of Pacific Northwest indie, the songs skate back & forth between noisy melodic rock & twinkly folk experiments, recalling the scrappy '90s/early-aughts rock of the region as much as the incisive lyrical focus of acts like Smog and Silver Jews.

A first EP, Thataway, arrived in 2020 via cassette-only label Bud Tapes — and its subsequent success helped establish the imprint as a go-to curator of the ever-evolving Portland DIY scene. With a debut full-length set for release in 2022 via like-minded tape label Antiquated Future, Zacharias continues to pen literate, intimate song portraits of distraction and awareness, aging and loss, comic relief, the everyday, and how memories inform identity.

Sandy Pylos


Sandy Pylos is Ana Diaz Sacco's musical project. Ana was raised in Asunción, Paraguay but relocated to Portland, OR in 2018. In 2022 she started collaborating with local musicians: Tony S., Ana Maria R., Kira S. and Wyatt S.  They played their first live shows together as a 5-piece band and have additional collaborators in the recordings.
The songs are influenced by boleros, power pop, left-field pop and low-rider oldies.


Sandy Pylos has two singles out, "La Modelo de Mis Fantasias" and "Cerca Mio" and is planning to release a few more singles and an EP in 2023.






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MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Feb
7 Tue
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Kid Koala x Lealani

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: December 15, 2022 10:00 AM to February 7, 2023 11:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
w/ Dim Wit


Kid Koala

Kid Koala returns with this high energy party set. Half DJ set, half turntable, guitar, drum sampler mayhem. Featuring Los Angeles’ Lealani on vocals, guitar and MPC.


Dim Wit


Dim Wit is the music/video project of Jeff Tuyay. Experiencing Dim Wit is similar to that of eating a hard shelled candy with a sour soft filling. On the outside, it’s all colorful and sweet, but give it some time and you’ll start to pucker up. It will also leave a strange residue in your mouth.


Originally a stripped down, poppy punky, funky two-piece, Dim Wit with Tyler Verigin (Lola Buzzkill, Moon By You, Reptaliens, Night Heron) has evolved into what is now a darkly dancey two-piece with keyboardist Salomeya Sobko. While the musical climate has changed, the lyrical content remains the same: dark, yet silly and playful. With influences ranging from Deerhoof to MF DOOM, Dim Wit manages to form an unexpected and unique sound of its own. It's as if a pair of clown doctors got together to make music, trying to heal through humor and harmony, but still kind of... scary. 


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MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Feb
8 Wed
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Mississippi Studios Presents

SOLD OUT: The 502s - Fresh Squeezed Happiness Tour

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Oliver Hazard


The 502s are a band of friends and family hailing from Florida. A sextet comprises cousins Ed and Jake Isola, who grew up across the street from one another (in house number 502!), and also features kindergarten friends Matt Tonner and Joe Capati, plus Sean Froehlich and Nick Melashenko who joined the gang when they all met at college together. 


Cutting their teeth playing in various house bands, and even one member (Sean) at the Universal Studios theme park, The 502s have since gone on to become viral TikTok sensations with their smash hit “Just A Little While”. With an infectious spirit of adventure, the song exploded in popularity on the social media platform last December and became the lead track from their album ‘Could It Get Better Than This’. 


After firing up their TikTok account one day, the band were inundated with thousands of videos from college and high school students posting compilation videos of their time at school — all scored by the ebullient chorus of “Just A Little While”. Soon the trend caught on with users of all ages, locations and backgrounds, with the song appearing in everything from motivational videos to makeup tutorials to posts about globetrotting excursions.


Gaining a massive influx of new fans as a result, the trend pushed The 502s streaming numbers through the roof, landing them on Billboard’s Hot Rock and Alternative charts, as well as the #3 spot on Spotify’s Top Viral 50. 


Although the band have soared into the spotlight overnight, they’re anything but a flash in the pan. The boys are no strangers to TikTok acclaim, following a prior viral moment back in 2020 with their song “Magdalene”. Last year’s album is their second full-length to date, and the band have already played multiple tours across North America and Europe. Hitting the road again this Autumn with new material to their name, the ‘Just Another’ EP is out now. 


The 502s VIP Package Includes:
● Concert Ticket
● Early entry into the venue
● Exclusive meet & greet with The 502s
● Personal photograph with The 502s
● Invite to an intimate soundcheck with The 502s
● Exclusive merchandise item
● Official Meet & Greet laminate, autographed by The 502s
● Limited availability
*For questions regarding the VIP packages, please reach out to info@future-beat.comVIP merchandise will be distributed at the show.    




ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS.

MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Sold Out
Feb
9 Thu
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Bar Bar Presents

LADIES NIGHT with TROUBLED YOUTH (founder and resident DJ of Judy on Duty) @ Bar Bar

Portland, OR
United States
Show at 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Ladies Night w/ Troubled Youth (founder and resident DJ of Judy on Duty)

A night of slow jams, r&b, and smooth listening 

 

Troubled Youth born and raised in Chicagoland specializes in club music mixing multiple genres. Influenced by Chicago's house, footwork, freestyle, and hip hop their main focus is on joy and lifting you up. 






 







THIS EVENT IS 21+ AND FREE (CAPACITY PERMITTING)

VALID US OR CANADA ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. GUESTS TRAVELING FROM OUTSIDE US/CA MUST PRESENT A VALID PASSPORT.
Not On Sale
Feb
10 Fri
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Mississippi Studios Presents

SOLD OUT: Archers of Loaf (Night 1)

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: September 30, 2022 10:00 AM to February 10, 2023 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Ducks LTD



As sculpted shards of guitar—tumbling, tolling, squalling— shower the jittery bounce of a piano on opener “Human,” it’s obvious that Reason in Decline, Archers of Loaf’s first album in 24 years, will be more than a nostalgic, low-impact reboot. When they emerged from North Carolina’s ’90s indie-punk incubator, the Archers’ hurtling, sly, gloriously dissonant roar was a mythologized touchstone of slacker-era refusal. But this, the distilled shudder of “Human” (as in “It’s hard to be human / When only death can set you free”), is an entirely different noise. In fact, it’s a startling revelation.


A few distinctions between 2022 Archers and the Clinton-era crew—whose “South Carolina” could be heard blaring out of Jordan Catalano’s car radio on ABC teen-angst epic My SoCalled Life. First, guitarists Eric Bachmann and Eric Johnson, once headstrong smartasses inciting a series of artful pileups on the band’s four studio albums and EP, are now a fluidly complementary, sonically advanced unit. Notably, Johnson’s signature trebly lines peal clearly above the din instead of struggling to be heard. Second, singer-songwriter Bachmann, after throat surgery, relearned how to sing (this time from his diaphragm); as a result, he no longer howls like the angriest head cold on the Eastern Seaboard. And now, his lyrics balance righteous wrath with a complex tangle of adult perspective. He still spits bile, but it’s less likely to concern scene politics, music trends, or shady record labels thwarting the dreams of a young rock band.


Bachmann puts it bluntly: “What I really think about going back to the Archers and doing a new record is that the three other members of this band are awesome. It’s not about responding to the past or whatever our bullshit legacy is. I just wanted to work with these guys because I knew the chemistry we had and that we still have. I knew that was rare. I didn’t care what it ended up sounding like.”


This is not your father’s Archers of Loaf, even if you’re a father now who was a fan then. (If that’s the case, congrats on surviving the Plague and getting to hear this fearlessly poignant record, you alt-geezer!) Otherwise, thank your youthful fucking lucky stars, kids! Enjoy Reason in Decline with fresh ears and do as the Archers have been doing: Stay humble, stay informed, express yourself creatively, and try not to lose your goddamned mind while the polar ice caps melt. Peace.






ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS.

MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Sold Out
Feb
11 Sat
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Mississippi Studios Presents

SOLD OUT: Archers of Loaf (Night 2)

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Ducks LTD



As sculpted shards of guitar—tumbling, tolling, squalling— shower the jittery bounce of a piano on opener “Human,” it’s obvious that Reason in Decline, Archers of Loaf’s first album in 24 years, will be more than a nostalgic, low-impact reboot. When they emerged from North Carolina’s ’90s indie-punk incubator, the Archers’ hurtling, sly, gloriously dissonant roar was a mythologized touchstone of slacker-era refusal. But this, the distilled shudder of “Human” (as in “It’s hard to be human / When only death can set you free”), is an entirely different noise. In fact, it’s a startling revelation.


A few distinctions between 2022 Archers and the Clinton-era crew—whose “South Carolina” could be heard blaring out of Jordan Catalano’s car radio on ABC teen-angst epic My SoCalled Life. First, guitarists Eric Bachmann and Eric Johnson, once headstrong smartasses inciting a series of artful pileups on the band’s four studio albums and EP, are now a fluidly complementary, sonically advanced unit. Notably, Johnson’s signature trebly lines peal clearly above the din instead of struggling to be heard. Second, singer-songwriter Bachmann, after throat surgery, relearned how to sing (this time from his diaphragm); as a result, he no longer howls like the angriest head cold on the Eastern Seaboard. And now, his lyrics balance righteous wrath with a complex tangle of adult perspective. He still spits bile, but it’s less likely to concern scene politics, music trends, or shady record labels thwarting the dreams of a young rock band.


Bachmann puts it bluntly: “What I really think about going back to the Archers and doing a new record is that the three other members of this band are awesome. It’s not about responding to the past or whatever our bullshit legacy is. I just wanted to work with these guys because I knew the chemistry we had and that we still have. I knew that was rare. I didn’t care what it ended up sounding like.”


This is not your father’s Archers of Loaf, even if you’re a father now who was a fan then. (If that’s the case, congrats on surviving the Plague and getting to hear this fearlessly poignant record, you alt-geezer!) Otherwise, thank your youthful fucking lucky stars, kids! Enjoy Reason in Decline with fresh ears and do as the Archers have been doing: Stay humble, stay informed, express yourself creatively, and try not to lose your goddamned mind while the polar ice caps melt. Peace.






ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS.

MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

VALID US OR CANADA ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. GUESTS TRAVELING FROM OUTSIDE US/CA MUST PRESENT A VALID PASSPORT.
Sold Out
Feb
12 Sun
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Mississippi Studios Presents

rex

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: November 10, 2022 10:00 AM to February 12, 2023 11:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
w/ Cynthia Nelson Band & TWANS



An early version of slowcore band rex originated in Maine in 1989, but then dissolved as some members moved to New York. Soon after, drummer Doug Scharin started devoting his time to slowcore innovators Codeine. In 1994, rex restarted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From the beginning the band, which at its core is a trio with Curtis Harvey on guitar and vocals and Phil Spirito on bass, wanted to include strings, specifically cello. Kirsten Maccord became the first of many string players to contribute to the band's unique sound. rex used a DIY 4 track recording approach more out of necessity than belief, with Doug handling the engineering duties. After a few live shows their self-titled debut was picked up by Southern Records and released that same year. This record fluctuates wildly between gentle meandering guitar lines, powerful emotive vocals and weird burnout psychedelic dreamscapes.

The follow up to the first album was a 10" vinyl only release called waltz. The EP brought in aspects of old time music to add to the already complex mix. The band's next album, C, recorded by Brian Deck at Idful studios in Chicago revealed a significantly more mature version of Rex. The slow, rolling nature of the band was augmented by the addition of string arrangements and more emotionally refined vocals with focused lyrics. Well received by the critics, C established rex's unique variety of slowcore/post rock.

The band's ties to Chicago incited a collaboration with Red Red Meat, released under the name of Loftus as well as the addition of Julie Liu on violin and viola. After many tours with this new quartet the band was ready to record their final record of that era. With the album 3 the band refined the steady, driving nature of C into a more complex soundscape. They successfully shifted their gritty grungy slowcore sound with a cleaner, gentler post-rock sound. The band's maturity signaled a further emphasis on clarity and composition, as opposed to previous efforts where crescendoing bursts of emotional power defined their art.

At the end of 1998, after several tours to support the album 3 the group dissolved as all three members focused on their own projects. Harvey under his own name, Scharin under the name HIM and Spirito under the name oRSo.Later on in 99 Spirito and Scharin moved to Chicago. The band had a summit in 2012 to play music, eat, hang out and strategize about rereleasing their records. After many attempts to get their masters back from Southern records failed, the three went back to their lives and other activities. In 2021 Rex was contacted by Numero Group to do a full re-release of all their records. Numero helped to negotiate the release of the masters and in 2022 rex’s music is finally being released digitally for the first time. This positive movement built the momentum to get back together and play live again and start to record some new music together. Although Harvey, Spirito and Scharin live in three different corners of the country they are excited to be working together again although is is very different from when the lived in the same loft together in Brooklyn.



ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS.

MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Feb
14 Tue
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Mississippi Studios Presents

The Builders and the Butchers

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $17.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: November 28, 2022 10:00 AM to February 14, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ J. Graves & Nice Boat



Portland-based folk rock band, The Builders and the Butchers, announce their forthcoming album, The Spark, due out May 19th. The band’s fifth LP will be released on Badman Recordings Co, which will be their third release with the label.


Their last album was hailed by Consequence of Sound, who said, “The Builders and the Butchers make records the way the bards used to pass on stories. They’re poetic and captivating, and do to songwriting what Clint Eastwood does to movies,” and this new record follows the same, narrative-driven path.


With glowing album and show reviews coming from Pitchfork and The Wall Street Journal, among others, their brand of folk-rock is best served live. Audiences can look forward to lively performances, where fourth wall is broken and the audience is able to participate in call and response sing-a-longs. Sometimes the band will hand out instruments for fans to play, and they’ll even get down off stage to perform right on the floor.


The Builders and The Butchers formed in 2005. Ryan Sollee fronts the band, sings and plays guitar, joined by Willy Kunkle (bass, guitar, vocals, percussion), Justin Baier (drums, backup vocals, percussion) and Harvey Tumbleson (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals, percussion). The Portland-based band gained a strong following after years of playing anywhere and everywhere across the city. They quickly grew to become one of the most exciting live bands in Portland and throughout the Pacific Northwest.


The band toured throughout the US and Europe from 2007-2012, playing music festivals, such as Sasquatch and Lollapalooza, and acting as support for Portugal. The Man, Heartless Bastards, Amanda Palmer and Murder By Death. To support their forthcoming release, The Spark, the band will be playing their first US and European tour in multiple years.


This new album features a wider array of sounds and shorter, hard hitting songs, while remaining a Builders’ record at heart. The process of creating The Spark was the longest of any Builders’ record to date. They spent the last five years writing the music and a year mixing. With several band members living out of state (Justin in Colorado, Willy in Malta, Harvey in Washington and Ryan and Ray in Portland), many parts were recorded remotely. Drums and much of the electric guitar were recorded at Revolver Studios and the rest was laid down piece-by-piece and mixed by Edgar McCrae at his home studio. Influences for the record range from Tom Waits to The White Stripes.





Please note, when selecting the Print at Home or Mobile Delivery method, you will not have access to view your tickets until 14 days prior to the performance.


ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS.

MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Feb
16 Thu
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Doo Doo Funk All-Stars Reunion

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: January 3, 2023 10:00 AM to February 16, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

with Madame Golong 


The Funk has returned in the form of The DooDoo! Hailing from the planet DookieOn, the All-Stars were sent here to fling the pooh across the GLOBE! The Congress of DookieOn chose the hottest musicians from their planet and sent them to earth to continue to spread the FUNK. Alongside the DooDoo Funk King (Tony Ozier) they traveled the light years to this planet and have now made Portland their home base.



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ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS.

MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Feb
17 Fri
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Matt Heckler

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: December 9, 2022 10:00 AM to February 17, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION




w/ JOHNO LEEROY



MATT HECKLER

MATT HECKLER is a solo multi-instrumentalist that barely fits into any ordinary musical category. He tends to keep to the darker side of Appalachian mountain music and early bluegrass but listen long enough and you’ll soon be transported to the mountains of Eastern Europe or a dimly lit bar in Ireland where they honor those who have passed with a gently swaying a cappella ballad.


After touring almost nonstop for years in support of bands like Devil Makes Three, Lost Dog Street Band, Flogging Molly, and others, HECKLER, like the rest of us, got sidelined by the ongoing global pandemic. With the newfound time off, he set to pushing creative boundaries in his home recording studio as far as his mind would allow. Each fiddle, banjo, and guitar track carefully put in place all the while retaining the grit and energy reflected in his live shows. Paired perfectly as the sequel to After The Flood, the Blood, Water, Coal album is a defining release in his career.


Blood, Water, Coal was performed and recorded by MATT HECKLER with upright bass and backing vocals provided by Jeff Loops (Lost Dog Street Band). While recording Blood, Water, Coal, MATT HECKLER released The Magnolia Sessions outdoor live set – the maiden release for the now popular series – which made it to #9 on the Bluegrass Billboard Charts. The Magnolia Sessions was still charting upon the release of Blood, Water, Coal, which debuted at #3, leaving HECKLER with two albums running on the Billboard Charts simultaneously.


HECKLER writes, “I started working on this album over a year ago in my home. Ran into a lot of snags and problems inherent in self-recording, but being alone, just a mic and my instruments, was the only way to capture the raw emotions this collection of songs holds for me. Some of these tunes were written over a decade ago, most of them in more recent years. Others took years to write. But now that it’s done, I can confidently say this album is the perfect sequel to After The Flood.”

JOHNO LEEROY

JOHNO LEEROY is a songwriter , story delivery artist whom crafts modern americana, country and soul music while paying homage to the traditional roots style of writing and recording.


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Feb
18 Sat
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Unsane

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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w/ Gaytheist & Rhododendron




Forming in 1988, the trio created a relentless brand of rock with their well-versed influences of the Hardcore, Punk and Metal genres. The early days of UNSANE began in the late ’80s under the original incarnation of the band — Chris SpencerPete Shore (bass), and Charles Ondras (drums) — crawled larvally out of the practice space in 1989 and began playing New York’s seediest haunts. It was these graveyard slots at clubs like CBGB’s where the band developed and honed their trademark sound and delivered the goods with due intensity and volume.

 

Unsane’s growing intensity, combined with their strong DIY touring approach influenced this greatly iconic self-titled album [recently reissued by Lamb Unlimited]: “It seemed important to capture that aspect in recording. I was using a cassette recorder to record the live shows and actually put between song live noise on the album.” – explains Chris adding: “For me, getting to play the early material that I had written during a super chaotic period in my life and the city of New York feels amazing. UNSANE never did a majority of this stuff after Charlie (our drummer) passed away, so to have the chance to revisit it now really brings back a lot of the personal shit that was going on at the time. The uncompromising nature of the material is nightly catharsis that is much needed after the shutdown of the pandemic!”

 

UNSANE quickly became a mainstay in New York noise and heavy music scenes. Originating from New York scum rock scene, while still pushing their unique “extreme” sound, UNSANE’S relentless, non-stop touring established them as an important part of the Lower East side New York City music scene of the late 80s.

 



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Feb
19 Sun
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BIAMP Portland Jazz Festival presented by PDX Jazz

Yemen Blues

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $30.00
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GA 21+ PDX JAZZ MEMBER PDX Jazz Member Presale: October 28, 2022 10:00 AM to February 19, 2023 12:00 AM
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: November 4, 2022 10:00 AM to February 19, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
In 2010, singer & composer Ravid Kahalani founded the rare combination of top musicians we now call Yemen Blues. From the start, Yemen Blues created an original sound that became a new language in contemporary music. The intense musicians hail from NYC, Uruguay & Tel Aviv. This includes the core members of creation: Rony Iwryn, Itamar Doari & Shanir Blumenkranz.

Today’s touring cast of Yemen Blues mainly based on Rony Iwryn, Shanir Blumenkranz & Ravid Kahalani with a changing casts of top musicians & great friends from around the world.

Each member comes from a different background and brings their own sound and arrangements to Ravid's compositions.
The result of this amazing group is a powerful energy that mixes Yemenite, West African, Latin & Jazz influences and what Ravid likes to call "New Culture Music". The mambo and North African rhythms create a joyful and deep foundation, while the vocals remind the listener of ancient Arabic chants mixed with funk & blues. For their first album, the group collaborated with the well-known maestro Omer Avital who served as a musical director & producer. Since then, Yemen Blues keeps magic alive with a constant stream of new songs and their world-renowned exciting live performances!!



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Feb
20 Mon
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Anna Mieke

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: December 16, 2022 10:00 AM to February 20, 2023 12:00 AM

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w/ Ann Annie


Anna Mieke’s world radiates with an intense heat that lies closer to the desert or the jungle than her hometown of Wicklow, Ireland. On her second album Theatre, she invites listeners into this warmth, enveloping us in a vivid dreamscape that mirrors her lush and adventurous upbringing. Her music is the surreal soundtrack of a vast personal plain steeped in nostalgia, family, memory, death and dreaming—where gritty reality and romanticism meet. This duality is the thematic core of Theatre, which focuses on the conflict between permanence and temporality, the immaterial and material, and how memories of places and people fade, warp, and reinvent themselves over time. Theatre is more about sensation than theme. “Perhaps the music enables some form of dreamlike movement towards an imaginary place,” says Anna Mieke. “I’m just creating a sound world to escape to, built from moments in time. I hope it reminds someone else of their own experience…memories of youth infused with an intense warmth, like that childhood sensation of summer.” A stunning artistic statement, Theatre finds Anna Mieke at her most assured and poetic as she contributes a challenging, exciting new voice to alt-folk.

Theatre was written in Wicklow, during residencies in a house by the sea just west of Ireland, and in a barn at a former school in Hyrynsalmi, Finland. It was eventually recorded over three intense 4-5 day periods at Dundalk’s Black Mountain residential studio, with Ryan Hargadon’s layered saxophone, clarinet and synth drones, Matthew Jacobson’s textured percussion, and engineer and co-producer Nick Rayner. Long-time musical partner Brían Mac Gloinn (violin, harmonium) also plays on the album, alongside Alannah Thornburgh (harp), Cora Venus Lunny (viola/violin), Lina Andonovska (flute) and This Is The Kit’s Rozi Leyden (bass). “I really think collaborating made a big difference in the way I approached songwriting,” says Anna. “It became more intentional, cohesive and meaningful. I thought this would be a solo, pared back album, but as I wrote, I imagined it as something much bigger, more spacious. Some people tell me listening to my music makes them picture a landscape, or moving through a landscape…I guess I like that idea of my music giving a feeling of an expanse, of openness.”

And yet it’s no accident that following Anna Mieke’s self-released, 2020 debut Idle Mind, many more miles beckon. Winning praise in her homeland from The Irish Times and Hot Press (including a nomination for RTÉ’s Folk Award ‘Best Emerging Act’), she has collaborated with Crash Ensemble, Adrian Crowley and Linda Buckley, and has performed on a number of prestigious stages and venues across Ireland and overseas. In May 2022, with her band, Anna Mieke undertook a week-long residency at the Irish Arts Centre in New York City, culminating in three shows, performed in collaboration with New York-based artists Charlotte Greve, Grey McMurray, Anna Roberts Gevalt. She recently toured across Europe, performing musical arrangements of poetry by James Joyce. Across her career, she has supported a myriad of revered acts such as Lisa Hannigan, Lankum, Rozi Leyden, and This is the Kit, among others.



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Feb
21 Tue
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Mysti Krewe of Nimbus Presents

Mardi Gras After Party featuring Lucky Beaucoup

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $10.00
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ PROMO: $5.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ PROMO Public Onsale: February 21, 2023 12:00 AM to February 21, 2023 10:30 PM

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w/ Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band



Lucky Beaucoup

Lucky Beaucoup is a Cajun-flavored swamp funk party band, playing dance music meant to enliven and excite!


Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band


The ever-popular Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band rocks the house in the Portland area with their infectious brand ofcajun and zydeco dance music from Southwestern Louisiana. Do the two-step to the sound of two fiddles, accordion, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, the traditional Louisiana rub-board, and a kickin' rhythm section. With their vocal harmonies tart and sweet, male and female, they are perennial favorites on the zydeco stage at the Waterfront Blues Festival, as well as at area parties, weddings and festivals. So come on down, and bring your dancin' shoes.



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Feb
22 Wed
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Kennebec

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
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w/ Chibia & Kalaido



Kennebec






Kennebec is the musical outlet of Eric Phillips, a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist living in Portland, Oregon. He draws from an
eclectic array of influences from downtempo, folk, chamber music, hip-hop, jazz and soundtracks to create his own unique blend of cinematic instrumental music.


His second album album ‘Without Star or Compass’ released October 2022 with guest features from Sudan Archives, Samuel T. Herring (of Future Islands,) Hemlock Ernst (Sam’s rap alter ego,) British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed and Kalaido.


Prior, Kennebec released a series of remixes of his first record with appearances from UK jazz phenom Alfa Mist and beatmakers Santpoort and Stan Forebee on Night Time Stories, sister artist label of acclaimed compilation series Late Night Tales, and home to Texan Trio Khruangbin, Leifur James and Ash Walker.


In addition to the Kennebec project, Eric has enjoyed composing the music for numerous feature films, documentaries and games, and he aspires to incorporate this sense of cinematic immersion into his own music and performances.






Chibia

Fronted by singer/songwriter and violinist Chibia Ulinwa, Chibia thoughtfully pairs deep, meditative vibes, introspective musings, inventive melodies, and lush productions to realize her uniquely soulful sound and bring life to her carefully crafted compositions. Graduating from Portland State with a Masters in Music Education, Chibia Ulinwa tirelessly balances her budding music career and artistic vision with her role as an orchestra director in public schools across the river in Vancouver, Washington, inspiring younger generations of musicians. 

Her track ‘Honey’ has been featured in Marvel’s She Hulk as well as Queen Sugar on the Oprah Winfrey Network. It has also been voted one of KMHD’s best singles of 2020, quoted as ‘not a second of its 4 minutes land[ing] flat— and as soon as it’s over, you put it on again”. 

Joining her on stage are some of Portland’s finest musicians Alex Koehler on keys and bass/synth bass, Clay Parkman on guitar, Chris Parkman on drums, Kristof Schroeder on alto sax/flute, Joel Schain on violin, and Steven Skolnik on auxiliary percussion.

Kalaido

Kalaido is the lo-fi outlet of Portland-based composer/producer Phoenix Glendinning. He creates his melodic, instrumental hip hop sound by blending an array of live instruments, field recordings, and VSTs, drawing on his background in soundtrack music to create original compositions around his beats.

He made his debut release Moonlit Tales with College Music in December 2018, and has followed that with a series of singles and remixes throughout 2019 and 2020, contributing to labels such as United Common Records, Hip Dozer, Night Time Stories, and The Jazzhop Cafe. His second full-length release, Ghosts of the Floating World, released in April 2021 with Lofi Girl.


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Feb
23 Thu
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Johnny Franco

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: January 19, 2023 10:00 AM to February 23, 2023 12:00 AM

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w/ Caliko (AC Sapphire and Kendall Lujan) & Hannah Glavor



Johnny Franco


Johnny Franco is a professional entertainer from Sao Paulo, Brazil who currently resides in Portland.

Hannah Glavor

Hannah Glavor is a Portland based singer-songwriter with a cinematic range of indie pop and folk rock. 
 Hannah's music is a mature meld of indie rock revelry and raw folk spirit, clutched together by catching pop elements. Her evocative lyricism, intimate vocal delivery, and enthralling arrangements conjure a compelling and eclectic blend of comparisons from Faye Webster to Fleet Foxes to Torres to Metric.  
 With “So Far, So Long” (2020), crafted with the analog masters at Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn, New York (Feist, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Chris Thile, Josh Garrels, Liz Vice), Hannah’s new solo work beckons a triumphant new chapter of sound. 
 Throughout the years her songs and mantra have not ceased to strive to give language to hope; having weathered losses, difficult transitions, and surviving brain surgery in 2017. Her cry for peace and hope, even in the worst of life's storms, is an invitation for all to fight to see and love others around them.



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Feb
24 Fri
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Bass Drum of Death

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $20.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: December 9, 2022 7:00 AM to February 24, 2023 11:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Have A Rad Day


The point of an odyssey is to return home changed—still the same person, but deepened somehow, wiser and better, wearing your traveling scars proudly. Bass Drum of Death’s new album Say I Won’t is the end result of a journey that took singer and bandleader John Barrett from a small town in Mississippi and sent him across the world and back home again. The music still rips, with blown-out guitars and drums that sound like bombs going off, and the melodies are catchier than ever, hollered in Barrett’s trademark yelp. But the music hits differently now, more at peace with itself, propelled by a new swagger. Say I Won’t is the record of a veteran band finding its stride and leaning into it, stripping back the excess and finding the raw core of their sound.


Say I Won’t, the band’s fifth record, comes at a time of massive change for Barrett, having relocated from New York to his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi during the pandemic. The record is also a homecoming of a different sort, with the band rejoining the ranks of Fat Possum, also in Oxford, the label that released their first record GB City in 2011.


“Moving back to Oxford was a much-needed reset,” says Barrett. “When I started, I just wanted to play in a punk band and drink beers and travel around. I didn’t really think much past that. And I got really burned out. When I moved back home, I started writing songs again, just for fun. I realized I wanted this record to have more of a hometown feel. The switch back to Fat Possum was easy. It’s much better working with people I know and love and love everything they do.”


Say I Won’t is the first Bass Drum of Death album written, demoed, and recorded with the touring band instead of Barrett doing everything on his own. He found a freedom in working with collaborators that wasn’t available to him before, opening different aspects of the songwriting. It was a process of live recording, layering on different parts and overdubs, and then stripping it all back to the bones of the song, keeping the raw wild heart of the music intact.


“My first two records were made entirely by me alone with my gear, my laptop, and a Snowball USB mic,” says Barrett. “They were just made quickly, cheaply, as an excuse to tour. I wanted to take my time with this record. Make something good that I was proud of in itself.”


The band recorded the new record with Patrick Carney of the Black Keys at Audio Eagle Studios in Nashville. “It’s basically Pat’s house,” says Barrett. “It was like a playground. We set up and ripped through the songs live. The control room and the recording room are on two different floors, so we’d play a song and Pat would come running down the stairs, telling us little things to change.”


The result is a groove-oriented, 1970’s-indebted collection of rock songs, with tempos set for cruising and scuzzy guitars galore. There’s an energy and vitality to the music that feels in line with the best of the Bass Drum songs, but with an added boost that comes from new bandmates and a new perspective.





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Feb
25 Sat
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Mississippi Studios Presents

Hawktail

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: September 30, 2022 9:00 AM to February 25, 2023 11:00 PM

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Hawktail is the instrumental acoustic quartet of fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie. Though at first glance it looks like an acoustic superpicker side-project, their all-original music is cohesive and unique, distinguishing them as an ensemble with a sound built from the ground up. Flush with orchestral sweeps and sparse vigils, with strains of the American South and the North Atlantic, this cosmopolitan sound is not what you'd expect from a string band.

Each member of Hawktail brings a strong individuality to the project. Haas, whose 2004 self-titled release instantly became the touchstone for a generation of old-time fiddlers, has since lent her sound to Crooked Still, Live From Here, Steve Martin, and David Rawlings, where she played alongside Kowert, well known as the Grammy-winning Punch Brothers' virtuosic bass player. Tice is a rare guitar player whose music showcases his unique identity and a particular knack for song and tune-writing, and Leslie is a versatile mandolinist whose rhythmic sensibility has made him ubiquitous on the acoustic music scene for over a decade. However, despite each of their ability to contribute to many musical situations, something special happens when they unite as Hawktail. Together, they have fostered a reputation as a rare ensemble of composers and instrumentalists able to take the listener on a journey, without the use of words.

If Hawktail is reluctant to proscribe a particular meaning to their music ("it's not our place," Kowert says), each member returns to this notion of musical and personal connection -- to Haas' description of giving "everybody space to be themselves," Tice's image of being "alone with the music and with each other," Leslie's vision of four "old friends."

This is as much explicit "meaning" as Kowert will provide. And that just might be enough. "There's never gonna be another one of these people," Kowert says. "So what does the album mean? It's the music that we made at this time in our lives with this specific group of people. It couldn't have been anywhere near the same if anyone was different, I'm proud of that. It couldn't be anywhere near the same."

And it may not be "anywhere near the same" again -- not in the immediate future, at least. As various projects scatter Hawktail to the wind, the next stage of the quartet's growth is anyone's guess. But to think of Hawktail's future may be to miss the point once more. Place of Growth is a record with its feet planted firmly in the present, perhaps a perpetual present; it is a record that captures musicians at a distinct moment in their lives and holds that moment in place. In this capacity, one cannot help but think of the herbarium sheet on the album's cover: a flower -- a bell heather -- plucked and pressed over a hundred years ago; a living thing -- a growing thing -- held in place, preserved.



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3939 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR
United States