Win Tickets ($40): Divino Niño @ Mission Theater | Dream Pop
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Divino Niño @ Mission Theater on October 12. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 9.
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October 12, 2023
7PM Doors, 8PM Show | $18 ADV, $20 Doors | All Ages
More info: mcmenamins.com
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Divino Niño are no strangers to bold reinvention. When Camilo Medina and Javier Forero-friends whose bond dates back to their childhoods in Bogotá, Colombia-moved to Chicago and recruited guitarist Guillermo Rodriguez to form a band, they were psych-pop outsiders playing live shows with a drum machine. With the addition of drummer Pierce Codina, their 2019 breakthrough and debut LP for Winspear, Foam, solidified their place as local indie rock mainstays. Soon after, multi-instrumentalist Justin Vittori joined to round out their lineup. Once again, with their masterful, unpredictable, and eminently danceable new album, the band has done something radical: They totally upended the way they write songs, eschewing practice room jams for unrelentingly collaborative beats, implied grooves for immersive dance floor heaters, and mellow vibes for frenetic doses of reggaeton, electropop, and trap on their most adventurous and ambitious work to date. Welcome to the Last Spa on Earth.
Written and recorded over the past two years, Last Spa on Earth deals in release and catharsis: confronting your darkest moments and coming out better for it. “For most of my life, I was just perfectly happy listening to really chill music and drawing flowers,” says Medina. “Having no choice but to sit with ourselves during the pandemic was dark but it was also therapeutic dealing with what we weren’t dealing with before.” By staying present, the band decided to make music that matched what they were going through: something heavy, fast, direct, and resonant that ultimately felt good no matter how challenging. Like a necessary massage, the Last Spa on Earth of the album’s title is Divino Niño working through their own knots and kinks.