We are giving away a pair of tickets to Smoke Season @ Lola’s Room on June 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 27.
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Kelsey Mousley and The Next Right Thing
June 28, 2016
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $10 ADV, $12 Doors | All Ages
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1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Ask Smoke Season where they get their hazy blend of psychedelic Americana and electro-soul from and they’ll give you two words: “manifest destiny.” Los Angeles-based Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen, the duo that comprises Smoke Season, both grew up around the NYC area, ironically meeting in California after their separate musical paths brought them to make the move west. Their sound stems from what they call “east coast heads and west coast hearts.”
From the outside looking in, the first thing one notices about this fiercely independent duo is the buzz that has mounted around them in recent years – earning them a place as “the up and coming band you wish you were in” (Pancakes & Whiskey, 2015). However, it’s where this buzz is generating from that makes for Smoke Season’s most defining characteristic.
Since forming in 2013, Smoke Season has proven themselves to be in a constant state of artistic fervor, with a flurry of activity and creative output surrounding them at all times. They’ve independently released 3 EPs, 5+ music videos, toured tirelessly with internationally known acts and become a regular on the stages of nation-wide festivals, such as SXSW and CMJ.
Judging by their millions of Spotify plays and acclaim from major press outlets (Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Clash Magazine, LA Weekly, and The New York Times to name a few), it looks like their hard work is finally paying off.
The duo has consistently (if not stubbornly) foregone traditional routes and branded their artistic output as multi-sensory in nature. Their live show is a great example of this, employing synchronized light shows, smoke and unique sampling – all of which are programmed and executed by the duo. “We want audiences to do more than just hear what we’re making. We want them to see, smell, feel it as a multimedia experience. Jason and I both studied film scoring as college students so a fully immersive experience was somewhat undeniable,” Wortman explains.
About Kelsey Mousley and The Next Right Thing
A funky sort of alt-soul-groove, R&B, rockish kinda project led by Kelsey Mousley.