Monday, March 9, 2009

Secret History of forgotten Portland Bands Volume 1


OK. So I've come to realize that in a town/scene/era of this size, as welcoming as it can be, certain bands/projects end up slipping through the cracks.
So that said, I've decided to do a weekly documentation of some of these musical projects that maybe never really made it out of the basement but still deserve some shine.
Most of these musical endeavors never had the push of any label or any other monetary benefactor, yet in spite of that had some heartfelt passion. At least enough to make the history of portland bands that never really "made it" but that are still are near and dear to my heart.
I will briefly expound on them and then leave a link to download a sample track.

Volume 1:

BAND: Laserhawk

DESCRIPTION: Math-rocky, mostly instrumental band that was pretty big in PDX circa 2001. At least to me. & by "pretty big" I mean, "the first band i ever knew where I actually knew the dudes that could book a show @ the old Blackbird on Sandy."

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Now in such diverse outfits as Quiet Countries, Wilding, Pants Machine, i think Tyler has a grad degree in piano, and Steve has a son.

MUSIC LINK: click here


Ben Meyercord said...

Dude, this is awesome. I want more of these kinds of posts.

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Jess Gulbranson said...

I completely agree. It immediately made me start thinking of all the cool bands that were around back in the day.

J Chris A said...

Dogg you gotta post some Laserhawk mp3s!

Anonymous said...

Yes. Yes. Yes. The hawk flies. Ever watchful of cobra phaser.