Home / Events / Music Calendar / Philip Grass, Yiota, Tabor Dark

Philip Grass, Yiota, Tabor Dark

MITCH LILLIE
8 pm., Thursday January 31 | $5.
Backspace
115 NW 5th Ave.
 
[MORPH] Started in July 2012, Philip Grass is averaging just under one release per month. Pretty productive for two guys with unfortunately named, obscure solo projects: Ben Durfee, aka not-the-Australian-metal-band Portals, and Burton Schaber, aka not-the-airline-skills-training Crmdrm. Neither stoner band nor postmodern composer, Philip Grass is between worlds. It’s not unusual for tracks, like “WhotoldyoutoputaGonit (fity)” off first release Trail.Mixes, to channel juke, dubstep, hip-hop and space jazz at various points during a three-minute track. It’s not strange to hear pitch-warped chopping and screwing that escapes the witch-house vogue, instead allying the group with EDM label Dropping Gems. Is it odd to believe J Dilla has been stoned back to life and now continues his quirky, twitchy solo sound as Philip Grass? Yet Philip Grass is somewhere between unusual, strange and odd, a single letter in the fundamental DNA of its influences, altered to create a new species.  



Where: Backspace
Phone: 248-2900
Address: 115 NW 5th Ave.
Website: backspace.bz

 
 

Backspace

115 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Drive-By Truckers, Shovels and Rope

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
[RAGGED ROCK] For a brief moment in 2011, with the release of the slightly lackluster Go-Go Boots, it seemed as though the Drive-By Truckers’ career was careening toward mediocrity. Frontmen ...
8 pm. | $26.
Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. Portland Web | Map

Eyehategod, Stoneburner, Sioux, Dead by Dawn

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
[SLUDGE KINGS] This will be New Orleans doom merchant Eyehategod’s first stop in Portland since the passing of drummer Joey Lacaze. Though his mighty swing will be missed, young replacement Aaron Ha ...
9 pm. | $18.
Branx 320 SE 2nd Ave. Portland Web | Map

Stumpfest: Trans Am, Federation X, Life Coach, Drab Majesty, Hot Victory

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
[COKE ROCK] Recent press photos of Trans Am say everything you need to know about the D.C. trio: The members’ coordinating white-on-white getups and comically large mirrored sunglasses look the way ...
8:30 pm. | $15 advance, $17 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Backspace
There's no more events in Backspace
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close