Home / Events / Music Calendar / Thanks, Rio Grands, DJ Cooky Parker

Thanks, Rio Grands, DJ Cooky Parker

ROBERT HAM
9 pm, Wednesday July 03 | Free.
Dig a Pony
736 SE Grand Ave.
 

[INDIE'S GOT SOUL] The injection of pure, uncut soul music into indie rock has been the one thing that has revived that genre's graying body of late, and you can hear it in the the growling R&B attack of Thanks. This Portland sextet is blessed with a vocalist—named Jimi Hendrix on the band's Facebook page—who manages to find that scratchy middle ground twixt the worlds of Fiona Apple and Sharon Jones. She's abetted by a group that settles quickly into a bass-heavy groove, kicking at the underbrush with shoegazer guitar swells and some extra low end provided by the band's cellist. Thanks' six-song debut, Silver Scars Will Be Our Constellations, self-released last year, carries a little more ’70s Stax-era fuzz and grit, and gives away the influence of glassy '00s New Wave-dipped rock. It's a tidy little package of musical moods, and holds plenty of hope for the future of this young outfit. Rio Grands, the new incarnation of the group formerly known as Rocky and the Proms, opens this show with a set of breezy lounge-soul jams. 



Where: Dig a Pony
Address: 736 SE Grand Ave.

 
 

Dig a Pony

736 SE Grand Ave.
Portland,
97214
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Fat White Family, Jeffrey Lewis

Friday, Oct 31, 2014

[UNION PUNK] There's little special about Fat White Family's sound. They certainly do the lo-fi garage-psych-punk-country thing well, but that's true of many other b ...

10 pm | $10 advance, $12 day of show.
Bunk Bar 1028 SE Water Ave. Portland Web | Map

Wolf Eyes, Sir Richard Bishop, Expressway Yo Yo Dieting

Friday, Oct 31, 2014

[AVANT-GARDE HALLOWEEN] I’m confident in saying Wolf Eyes is the weirdest band to ever release something on revered indie-rock label Sub Pop. It’s not that the M ...

9 pm | $12 advance, $14 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Freeman, Arc Iris

Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

[SAD STUFF] This double-header is more like a night of revival. Aaron Freeman was formerly of Ween, and the pop-folk act Arc Iris was founded by Joice Adams, formerl ...

9 pm | $20.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
Also At Dig a Pony
There's no more events in Dig a Pony
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close