Win Tickets ($50): Homeshake @ Revolution Hall | w/ KeithCharles, Hypnagogic Pop, Synthpop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Homeshake @ Revolution Hall on August 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 12.



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From our sponsors:
Homeshake
August 17, 2019
Doors 8p, Show 9 p.m. | $22 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
More info: revolutionhall.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

When you walk alone, you’re never lost. At least, that’s the operating principle behind Homeshake, the recording project of Peter Sagar. Over his first three albums, Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that’s taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to, on 2017’s Fresh Air, a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own. Landscape that he once viewed from a distance now forms the bedrock of his sound, and from here, he looks back out at the world as if through a light fog, composing songs that feel grounded and intimate, even as they explore a dispersed feeling of isolation.

It’s a feeling that comes through not only in the gauziness of the production, but also in the vulnerability of the songs themselves. Sagar began writing Helium shortly after completing Fresh Air, and in the middle of what he calls a “binge” reading of Haruki Murakami. It’s not hard to picture the narrator of these songs as a distinctly Murakamian character: He moves through time by himself, bemused by and insulated from a world he doesn’t quite seem to have been made for. Everyone Sagar encounters here — including himself — seems to be a step removed from present reality, whether by technology (“Anything At All”), solitude (“Just Like My”), or sweet fantasy (“Like Mariah”). The record is stitched together by a series of instrumental interludes, synthesizer explorations whose haziness adds to the suspicion that this is all an uncanny dream.

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10 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Homeshake @ Revolution Hall | w/ KeithCharles, Hypnagogic Pop, Synthpop

  1. Joseph July 30, 2019 at 7:05 am #

    Looking for new tunes and this sounds undoubtedly interstellar.

  2. Devin July 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

    Big fan of Homeshake! Would love to see him at one of my favorite music venues!

  3. karla benitez August 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm #

    Homeshake and Portland are two things I am trying to experience together. Big fan of his, and would love to see him while i’m visiting Portland on this weekend.

  4. Emily Holland August 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

    I would love to see my boy, Piter Sugar!! I’ve listened to him since high school!!! (I just graduated college yikes)

  5. Nicole SmithRyan August 7, 2019 at 9:07 am #

    Discovering new music is the best experience

  6. Rose August 8, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

    Homeshake is my jam!

  7. Sommersraye Ebright August 10, 2019 at 7:41 am #

    Yes please ! This would be the coolest show ever!
    Get down with the get down!

  8. RK August 10, 2019 at 8:22 am #

    This sounds like a bomb party! would love to go!

  9. Gena Wallace August 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

    Bumpin’ homeshake till we can’t move. Yes!

  10. Evan August 12, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

    “Give it to me
    Give it to me
    Give it to me
    Give it to me pdx pipeline
    Now show me your love”

    :)

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