Friday, March 30, 2012

Saturday, April 7th: Porches, Old Age

Hello everyone!!  After a bit of a hiatus from hosting shows, we're coming back with something a little different.  For the month of April, we're going to be hosting a series of shows on every Saturday at a great space called The Waypost!  This venue is nestled in north Portland, near Mississippi Street and has a great intimate feel.  I've seen a fair amount of wonderful shows there, and it's great to be teaming up with them!

The first show in the series will be a great show with dear friends in the local band Porches, and another wonderful band from Corvallis called Old Age.

There's a lot to be said about the band Porches.  I've known these chums for a while now, and the one thing that I've always seen is their constant exploration and progression of their sound.  I've seen them in many different formats and a diverse array of instrumentation.  All of the members have seemed to have landed on captivating straight forward rock that has subtleties of intricate melodies within the the giant wall of sound that they create.  All of the members bounce from instrument to instrument, constantly changing and switching things up throughout the set.  It's a ton of fun to watch and experience.  There's a lot of members and they're all extremely talented. They have also written one of my all-time favorite songs called Bird in a Cage.  I would whole-heartily recommend seeing this band if you haven't already. They'll be playing a special low-key set that I'm looking forward to seeing!

Old Age
Another band that I've seen a lot more of recently have been Corvallis darlings Old Age who have been playing a ton recently and have been making it up to Portland a good amount.  The band is mainly guitarist Matthew Ulm and bassist Dustin Daniels who have great chemistry on stage that could only be harnessed by playing together so long.  Old Age presents great songs and story telling through angular compositions that echoes Built to Spill and others of a similar ilk.

Both bands compliment each other perfectly and I know that this will be a fantastic evening of music.  Come out for a kickoff of unique shows in the Christmas Horse lineage!