We are giving away a pair of tickets to Desert Daze Caravan II @ Crystal Ballroom on May 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 30.
From our sponsors:
Desert Daze Caravan II
May 10, 2018
$35 ADV, $40 Doors | Doors 6:30 p.m., Show 8 p .m. | All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Desert Daze Caravan is back! The traveling version of what Noisey calls “America’s Answer to Glastonbury” is hitting the NW and SW United States this spring with Ariel Pink, DIIV, Nick Hakim, SUUNS, JJUUJJUU and projection artists to be announced. Plan ahead, get there early, and prepare for lift off.
Ariel Pink is a Los Angeles-based one-man band. His lo-fi Baroque music was first discovered and then distributed by indie group Animal Collective, who began releasing volumes of Ariel Pink home recordings on their Paw Tracks label. In 2008, Pink formed a new band with keyboardist/guitarist/backing vocalist Kenny Gilmore, drummer/vocalist/guitarist Jimi Hey, and guitarist Cole M. Greif-Neill, who became known as Haunted Graffiti. Drummer Aaron Sperske later replaced Jimi Hey.
DIIV is the nom-de-plume of Z. Cole Smith, musical provocateur and front-man of an atmospheric and autumnally-charged new Brooklyn four-piece.
Recently inked to the uber-reliable Captured Tracks imprint, DIIV created instant vibrations in the blog-world with their impressionistic debut Sometime; finding it’s way onto the esteemed pages of Pitchfork and Altered Zones a mere matter of weeks after the group’s formation.
Enlisting the aid of NYC indie-scene-luminary, Devin Ruben Perez, former Smith Westerns drummer Colby Hewitt, and Mr. Smith’s childhood friend Andrew Bailey, DIIV craft a sound that is at once familial and frost-bitten. Indebted to classic kraut, dreamy Creation-records psychedelia, and the primitive-crunch of late-80’s Seattle, the band walk a divisive yet perfectly fused patch of classic-underground influence.