Hi. This is Angelo from Pop Tomorrow! Holocene on July 5th…I know this is short notice, but I figured I'd check. We are trying to raise money for our next comp of all Portland bands (such as our first one that came out last year). We'll also be doing a cool show at the Twilight Bar and Cafe in August.
Here's some info about the bands that are playing July 5 at Holocene
Pop Tomorrow website
The Gentry cut a divergent path across genres and movements. Pieces of glam, punk, new wave, electro, soul, psychedelia, industrial, hip hop and rock & roll are sewn together with a pop sense of pomp and precision.
“The Gentry is a well-bred machine of musical brilliance. In an intricate combination, all five members provide an essential role in making the band a magnificent electrical symphony”.
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“Here's a recipe idea for you. Mix two parts Echo & The Bunnymen with one part Wire, add a pinch of Siouxsie & The Banshees and top it off with a BAMM! of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Done with care and baked to a golden brown, you get House of Badger. Fresh out of the studio this week, the band will perform songs from their upcoming release, “Death Birds.” Employing everything from strange Middle Eastern instruments to theremins down to your good old Les Paul, you're sure to be reminded of something from your past musical adventures … or adventures from your past life.”
Blues and funk tinged indie-rock band with several influences. These fellows are just starting to gain some notoriety around the area and have played full venues at Mt. Tabor Legacy, the Green Dragon, Good Foot, and a few beer fests.
“As first used in the Heinlein novel Stranger in a Strange Land: ” Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. It means almost everything that we mean by religion, philosophy, and science—and it means as little to us (because of our Earthly assumptions) as color means to a blind man. ” ”
Armed with an old PC, cassette deck, a few effects pedals and a mess of cables, vocalist/keyboardist David Ian LiaBraaten began the experiment that would conceive Disgustitron.
Born in a basement in Southeast Portland, Disgustitron continues to mutate as it digests more and more musicians, equipment and binary garbage as it seeks to enslave humanity through rock and roll mind control vibrations. Members include bassist Daniel Alexander Staton and guitarist Henry Montejano III. Disgustitron's debut DIY CD will be released AUGUST 7 2008. RIYL: My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult, IDM, Sisters of Mercy, New Order, NIN.
“Portland's own Disgustitron! Guess I'm just a sucker for band names that combine the grossness and robotics. This local trio's music, appropriately, does feature some electro-noises, but they're more of the Reznor-inspired industrial sort than the, say, Grandaddy school of blip. Add some static noise and deep, thumping bass and drums—not to mention the fantasy-esque, Maynard James Keenanlike vocals—and you've got yourself an electro-industrial dance trio”
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What began as Escape From Witch Mountain has now become New Century Schoolbook. A five piece cutesy yet intelligent indie-pop outfit with keyboards, drums, drum machines, guitar, bass, the usual. Reminiscent of something from the Kindercore records or yore, RIYL: Dressy Bessy, A Weather, Cinerama, Scrabbel.