Hillstomp, Sassparilla, Hong Kong Banana
830 E Burnside St.
[COUNTRY CHAOS] It’s easy to imagine PDX duo Hillstomp as the house band at some rowdy small-town bar, playing its blend of rootin’ tootin’ country and blues as a soundtrack to endless fights that eventually get broken up by Patrick Swayze. A longtime fixture of the city’s alt-country scene, guitarist Henry Christian and drummer John Johnson have crafted a sound rooted in the rowdiest of Americana, with Johnson crushing a homemade kit made of buckets and bringing a punk sensibility to every foot-busting composition. The band has a habit of disappearing for long periods of time, so consider this two-night stint at the Doug Fir a chance to let loose before letting your inner Appalachian ass-beater go into hibernation.
Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Address: 830 E Burnside St.