18. January 2017 - 20:30
United StatesPortland1001 SE Morrison St97214

Wednesday, 18. January 2017, Portland, Hollow Sidewalks // Shadowhouse // Slutty Hearts

21+, $8

High School Records and KBOO Community Radio present:

Hollow Sidewalks 'Year of the Field Mouse' album release + tour kick off party featuring: Shadowhouse + Slutty Hearts

Hollow Sidewalks is Nora Murphy Hughes (vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter) [ex-Hawkeye] Nicholas LoCascio (guitar) [ex-Hugs], Doug Ornas (drums) [ex-Grandparents, Devy Metal] and Mori Dinauer (bass) [Dandelyons]. Christina Broussard of The Portland Mercury describes them as a band that will “casually catch your ear and pull you in until you can't get enough.”

Of Hughes, Broussard says her “lazy drawl, reminiscent of early Siouxsie Sioux [and] is backed by solid rhythm and understated, wandering guitar riffs. Hollow Sidewalks' music is easy to lose yourself in, and has that rare ability to speak to a child of rock 'n' roll of any generation.” Hollow Sidewalks has played with national and international touring bands Warlocks, Roky Erickson and Ringo Deathstarr. They have also played with Elephant Stone, Spindrift and The Prids.

Year of the Field Mouse marks an ongoing journey for Nora Murphy Hughes. She has done what many Portlanders are doing—she cutting back the booze and subbing harder drugs for more weed and with good results. The 60s inspired, sunny psych rock, laced with post punk riffs, is a testament to this. “Volcano,” their upcoming video release, is named after Hughes’ vaporizer. Their sophomore album signals departure from the darker and more booze-addled Ain’t No Way (2014). Of the transition, Hughes says “It’s definitely a brighter, happier record than the last one. Overall there’s a more optimistic tone.”

Shadow House:
With the self-ascribed motto "Play loud, Dance slow," Portland-based Shadowhouse sits at the intersection of post punk and goth. Singer/guitarist Shane and Ashley on synth grew up in the punk clubs of SE Portland and formed the band in early 2012, along with Josh on drums and Justen on bass. Their songs combine a love for new peer bands and a deep fascination with bands of the past.
They self-released 200 of their first 45 in December 2013 which quickly sold out, followed by a limited re-release of 100 in July 2014 that was also gone before the end of the year.
December 2014 Mass Media Records released SHADOWHOUSE’s first LP ‘Hand in Hand’ to immediate anticipation and acclaim.

Slutty Hearts:
"If there is a renaissance of ‘60s-style garage rock bands happening in Portland right now, the Slutty Hearts are the is a hint of cabaret or strip tease in their lo-fi, organ sound, but with the sweet vocal-style of indie pop. " -PERFORMER MAGAZINE

"Slutty Hearts’ crazy sense of humor and catchy brand of dark-pop coerces you to sing along. Their sweet, retro-pop is delivered through a punk filter, like a gritty Best Coast, a poppy Velvet Underground, and a cynical cabaret rolled into one. Starting as a self-conscious cabaret duo, Slutty Hearts has grown into a confident, eclectic **** with a pleasantly dark live show that just makes you want to drink, smoke, and dance." -SSG MUSIC

"This evening is sponsored in part by KBOO Community Radio- listener supported, volunteer created radio- bringing you news, information, and great music from around the world and our own back yards, since 1968."

Hollow Sidewalks // Shadowhouse // Slutty Hearts

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