Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ben Meyercord's Live Picks for Sunday, April 3rd

Hello Dear Readers,

I didn't go to the shows last night. I was super close to finishing reading a book. It was actually really cool. I had the bedside lamp on. I put on a Six Parts Seven Record and finished the book. Ines of My Soul, is an excellent piece of historical fiction. Or narrative nonfiction. Or somewhere in-between. All I am saying is that Isabel Allende is a great writer. Anyways, here are the shows happening tonight:

Mississippi Studios is having a show with Archers, Sun Angle, and The Golden Hours. I am all about this show. That is to say I really like two of the bands a lot. Archers' self-titled EP is one of my favorite releases to come out of Portland in a while. In particular, "Door to All Marvels". I love that song. Plus live the bands energy is crazy. The Golden Hours are a band I have yet to see despite my writing about them a few times now. They sound like a really promising pop indie pop band. I say this based on one original song and two great covers of The Shirelles and The Wipers respectively. They also have a website that have some really lo-fi demos for free. They have bouncy melodies and girl boy vocals, and I just have a feeling about them. I am not familiar with Sun Angle. I could not find anything on them. I bet it's good. Regardless, the price is right. The show is FREE and starts at 9 PM.

The Woods is having a show with What Hearts, Michael Hurley, and On The Stairs. What Hearts is all female vocal heavy indie-folk group. It is based around the songs of Julie Vitells. They recorded an EP with Skyler Norwood entitled Songs From Marjorie. Marjorie being the name of the bus that Julie lives in and writes songs in. I really am a fan of all of those female voices blending together. I really want to see them. Michael Hurley is a legend. That is if you are into folk music. I got into folk music via indie-folk, so I kinda worked my way backwards to him. Basically I am really into Alela Diane. She had him sing on a track of her wonderful second album, To Be Still. He released his first album in 1964, so it is safe to say that he has been around for awhile. I would say that he stuff is mostly folk. I would also say that it is good. His voice is aged to perfection. On the Stairs is Nate Clark's baby. The band occupies a really cool space that touches equally on Americana and Soul. His latest album is called A Muted Dawn. It has a lot of great sounding brass. The album contains my current favorite On The Stairs tune the amazing Soul number "Stand". You can get the damn thing for free at the link I provided earlier. You need to get the album. The show is $7 and starts at 9 PM.

If you see me at any of these shows please say, "hi". That would be dope.


Archers will be playing for freaking' free tonight at Mississippi Studios!

1 comment:

Ben Meyercord said...

Sorry this came out so late. I scheduled it wrong. Whoops.